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Desktop Wallpaper for April 2013

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So from this time I add designs with calendars, responding to the requests from some readers.
Also following the advise from I’ve added my stamp to identify my wallpapers.


Desktop Wallpaper for February 2013 #2

My quote this time (wow)!
Yeah it’s not the end/beginning of a month, but I just wanted to make another one.

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Desktop Wallpaper for February 2013

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.
Edgar Cayce

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This time I tried Japanese calligraphy by myself (so I’m a bit shy). “叶” is one of my favorite characters that means ‘realize’. It must look different from the original character because I did it completely my way.

I’ve long wanted to collaborate with a calligrapher for my wallpaper art, but I couldn’t find any so I decided to do it myself. Bought a stylus, used the ‘Zen Brush‘ app and tried to awkwardly draw on my iPad 100 times. I was thinking of making a more artistic wallpaper with a Chinese character, but it didn’t turn out so. I’ll try at least a few more times to make it more like the way I want it to be.


Desktop Wallpaper for January 2013

An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.
Wassily Kandinsky

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Happy new year! Hope you’re all having a wonderful year start.

From this year I’m making the desktop wallpaper even simpler than the past years; without a calendar! I rarely refer to the dates on my wallpaper, so this is to try to make things simple and efficient.

My resolution for 2013 is to “disseminate” my ideas and messages to the world more and more. First of all I’ll publish an ebook for Kindle soon (I need advice on technical and tax issues). I’m also working on a few products to be released this year (hopefully). In any case I always try to be passionate enough to do the above. In order to do so, I’ve been buying red items around me and try to wear at least one red thing every day. My favorite color is actually blue, but the color for 2013 is red.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: December 2012

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
Andy Goldsworthy

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: November 2012

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Samuel Smiles

Inspired by the beauty of needle ice, which also has the power to raise the whole ground. It reminds me of the spirit of doing-by-myself to change myself.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: October 2012

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: September 2012

Mr.Hollands Opus is one of my most favorite movies. I especially like this scene when he teaches how to play the clarinet.

“Play the sunset” he says to his student, who’s struggling to get the right tone. And that line is so memorable and inspiring that I just can’t forget.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: August 2012

No famous quote in the design this month.
I really really miss ocean breeze, so I drew an ocean seen from above.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: July 2012

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
Walt Whitman

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: June 2012

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh

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For iPad users, let me know if you prefer the resolution for iPad Retina display.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: May 2012

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Napoleon Hill

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Sorry about the slow update. I will make posts of the future gadget concepts soon.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: April 2012

I love life because what more is there.
Anthony Hopkins

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: March 2012

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: February 2012

It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
Guy de Maupassant

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: January 2012

When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.
Charles M. Schwab

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: December 2011

“God is in the details.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This wonderful model is done by Mr.Shoji Tsuchiya. Please visit his blog, too.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: November 2011

There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs

There won’t be a road on the way because a road is where you walked along.
No existing road that you can see is yours.
But as long as you have a heart, you’ve gotta follow it.
I am following my heart.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: October 2011

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison

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I’ve got a few concept designs waiting to be published, but I haven’t had time to prepare the posts. Maybe one post in a few days I hope.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: September 2011

We don’t grow older, we grow riper.
Pablo Picasso

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: August 2011

A drop of knowledge is greater than an ocean of strength.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: July 2011

“Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.”
Isaac Singer

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: June 2011

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
Roger Miller

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‘Cause June is the rainy season in Japan.
This time it’s a bit earlier than usual because I’m planning to visit the U.S. next week.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: May 2011

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One of the best phrases of the songs of Mr.Children.