“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
Failing in order to succeed has become the theme of my day, and this project by Simon Cheadle embraces failure in a unique way. With this set of wiggly, crooked, and otherwise imperfect drawing tools (download printable versions here), Cheadle reminds us to celebrate mistakes and imperfections, much like the Japanese do with the idea of wabi-sabi. The results of projects undertaken with the use of these tools is documented in a book titled simply “Make Mistakes” — a reminder that mistakes aren’t just problems encountered on the path to perfection; sometimes they should be enjoyed for exactly what they are.