hi, I’m Shane.
I made ishiki because I was tired and frustrated. Why? Simply put, the speed our society is accelerating at is getting out of hand. Humans aren’t built to work as fast or as hard as we’re currently expected to. Moreover, we don’t work efficiently or effectively with the tools we use on a day to day basis. Some tools are relics of an old way of working and living, but we become stuck in our habits.
People are more stressed than they’ve ever been and we don’t seem to have enough time for the things that really matter, such as family, friends and self care. Ironically, technology has never been so accessible in enabling us to get more organised and connect with those which matter most, no matter where we are in the world.
we’re more capable than we’ve ever been... ...but we also seem to be unhappier.
From the Japanese word for consciousness 意識 「イシキ」, ishiki is a space I’ve created to explore ideas centred around the following questions:
- How do we live a more intentional life, and why aren’t we?
- Which tools are best-in-class to give us more of what we want and actually need?
- How can technology simplify our lives, instead of making it more complicated?
Ishiki is a place where I’ll not only explore these ideas in the written sense, but it’s also a place where I want to share moments that matter to me and bring immense joy and stillness to my life. As as visual learner, I hope that some of these moments can bring you the same joy and clarity if you’re seeking it.
Ishiki is also a site where I’m going to develop tools to help you make the most of technology in smarter, simpler and better ways (coming soon).
In a world full of uncertainty, stress and confusion, living an intentional life is the most efficient and meaningful path to a happy life well-lived. This site aims to expand on that idea, where I aim to help others by sharing my ideas on intentionality and other ideas connected directly to it, such as minimalism.
credit where credit is due.
This site is hosted with love by super.so via notion. “SPACE-TIME: WORKSPACE” art on home screen created by Eleanor Wright via Skribbl. ”Mindfullness: Skribblhead” art on home screen created by Victoria Holmes via Skribbl. Forms by Tally. Minimalist illustration by bekridea. Inspired by you.