The fine art
In full bloom.
On reporting, from 1986.
Love your clay.
Do the green thing.
For the love of the game.
Watch it, boy.
Gary Hustwit x Dieter Rams x Brian Eno.
Be more like Bruce.
Rugs on rugs.
"Thinking is to humans as swimming is to cats,
they can do it but they'd prefer not to."
Daniel Kahneman in Thinking Fast & Slow
Love at first move.
by David Altmejd
Talk about iconic.
And a bit of Spain.
Fresh wave of
Message from our sponsors.
Guilty as charged.
As if you needed another kick to go do it.
Unwind with this book.
Virgil kills it with Ten Icons Reconstructed.
She's the universe.
Man, that city.
A shelf unit can move you like this.
Talk about character.
"Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another.
[A]nother important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking."
Indeed, he would have found it difficult to tell, among the many places he had lived, precisely where it was he had felt most at home.
Just how good is this book?
Mathieu Lehanneur talking to Icon Design
Do you and your brain have a conflictual relationship?
On the contrary: I trust it blindly, and I never push it to supply me with new ideas. As if we were distinct entities, I present it with an enigma and I leave it free to work. At just the right moment, it will supply me with the solution.
Do you sleep well?
Always. Even two days before a presentation when I haven't come up with a thing yet. My brain has never let me down. And if it has, it's been when I forced it to think too much.
"It is, I promise,
worse than you think."
"If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today."
Urgent read on NY Mag.
Stand out or get out.
Weapon of choice.
"Are you kidding me?!"
70 years of NBA Finals x Metallica
Use public transportation.
Rapha rides Milan.
Just do it.
"This is so depressing I love it."
Timestripe is a personal calendar & planner web app, which helps people realise their lifetime scale and wakes them up from wasting their time.
"A more apt name for our species is Homo Prospectus, not Homo Sapiens."
"We learn not by storing static records but by continually retouching memories and imagining future possibilities.
Our brain sees the world not by processing every pixel in a scene but by focusing on the unexpected.
Our emotions are less reactions to the present than guides to future behavior.
We thrive by considering our prospects. The power of prospection is what makes us wise."
More in NYT
Crossing the city like Christoph Neimann
"Whoever coined the term 'globalisation' has a lot to answer for. Let us celebrate 'openness' instead - and focus on the task of reconciling it with 'equality'."
writes Bill Emmott.
Progress and prosperity arrive "when ideas have sex", and the benefits are properly redistributed.
Can we change our lexicon, and hopefully change the debate?
"The reason it's difficult to learn something new is that it will change you into someone who disagrees with the person you used to be."
"We're defending the self, keeping everything "ok" because that's a safe, low maintenance place to be.
The alternative is to sign up for a lifetime of challenging what the self believes. A journey to find more effectiveness, not more stability."
Jump rope, fool.
Note to self: be more Daniel.
Don't wake the beast.
Here's to brave.
MP01 by Punkt. Dumb phone done right.
"The best social network ever - everyone on it has been dead for many years."
Revolution is not televised.
It is happening right now on a social network near you, with up-to-minute updates from main characters.
Well, 100 years later.
Brilliant edutainment, from Russia with love, Project 1917.
A lie gets halfway around the world
before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Happy go lucky.
Peter Lindbergh 'Walking' - hit play.
"The past half-century was cruel to one kind of man but generous to another.
A man of vocational bent and conservative habits, born in an industrial bit of the English north or the American Midwest, has lost the dignity of manual work and often the prospect of finding a wife.
An educated man, raised in the metropolis or able to move there, has gained an inexhaustible menu of careers and personal lives to choose from.
by Janan Ganesh in FT
It stifled some masculine impulses (to toil, to protect, to provide) while freeing others (to explore, to indulge, to come and go as one pleases)."
Play those covers, Time.
Starting a business, moving town,
speaking to her, launching this.
Will you take the jump, or chicken out?
A good love partnership is not so much one between two healthy people (there aren’t many of these on the planet), it’s one between two demented people who have had the skill or luck to find a non-threatening conscious accommodation between their relative insanities.
Alain de Botton on Marrying the Wrong Person
Two beautiful people...
...in a beautiful
Here's Gant elegantly hacking your GIF expectation.
Ain't that true.
Paimio lounge chair by Alvaro Alto, Artek Finland, 1932
Marcel Duchamp says it better
RIP Hans Rosling, 1948 - 2017
As a salesman for the truth,
Rosling called himself an “edutainer” and knew his role required a fusion of scientific rectitude with canny attention-grabbing:
“You have to be like the worst tabloid newspaper in the front and the Academy of Science in the back.”
Read FT Obituary
“I don’t debate — there are too many debates. Too much Word, not enough Excel.”
Flos Snoopy lamp, by Achille Castiglioni, 1967
Print is not dead and these guys you tell you why.
Totem by Brionvega, 1971, Design by Mario Bellini.
Buy here, before I do.
“The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so try to make yourself as interesting as possible.”
"I am a woman, therefore, I bleed"
Come on Down with Anderson .Paak.
"You are welcome to use images of artworks in The Met's collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain, or those to which the Museum waives any copyright it might have, for any purpose, including commercial and noncommercial use, free of charge and without requiring permission from the Museum."
via Another Magazine.
If you read it and believe it's important, pay up.
Here's Guardian making a straight-forward plea.
“The big question is: Do we car manufacturers learn to become tech companies more quickly than a tech company learns to be an automotive player?”
German automakers vs Silicon Valley in NY Times
This is it for now.