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Autonomous Machine 1: Wind up Chicken

(Source: ignant.de)

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"You will not find the warrior, the poet, the philosopher, or the Christian by staring into his eyes as if he were your mistress: better fight beside him, read with him, argue with him, pray with him."
C.S. Lewis
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The Starry Ground (Paris at Night)

The Starry Ground (Paris at Night)

(Source: Flickr / peterbn)

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James Howard Kunstler’s (still very relevant) talk in 2007, where he states that public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about..

(Source: youtube.com)

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"As you walk and eat and travel be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life."
Siddhartha Guatama
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Furniture with a nice relationship to the floor

(Source: lamaisondannag.blogspot.com)

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For those of you in a tough place right now.

(Source: creativemornings.com)

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Qwstion’s new and versatile bags. 

Qwstion’s new and versatile bags. 

(Source: yankodesign.com)

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"Pay attention to when the cart is getting before the horse. Notice when a painful initiation leads to irrational devotion, or when unsatisfying jobs start to seem worthwhile. Remind yourself pledges and promises have power, as do uniforms and parades. Remember in the absence of extrinsic rewards you will seek out or create intrinsic ones. Take into account [that] the higher the price you pay for your decisions the more you value them. See that ambivalence becomes certainty with time. Realize that lukewarm feelings become stronger once you commit to a group, club, or product. Be wary of the roles you play and the acts you put on, because you tend to fulfill the labels you accept. Above all, remember the more harm you cause, the more hate you feel. The more kindness you express, the more you come to love those you help."
McRaney
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While You Were Steeping - Bigelow

(Source: booooooom.com)

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"Google attracts so much talent it can afford to look beyond traditional metrics, like G.P.A. For most young people, though, going to college and doing well is still the best way to master the tools needed for many careers. But Bock is saying something important to them, too: Beware. Your degree is not a proxy for your ability to do any job. The world only cares about — and pays off on — what you can do with what you know (and it doesn’t care how you learned it). And in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavor, it also cares about a lot of soft skills — leadership, humility, collaboration, adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn. This will be true no matter where you go to work"
Thomas L. Friedman from his article “How to get a Job at Google”
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Notegraphy - a neat typography app that brings the public one step closer to the designer

(Source: notegraphy.com)

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Thomas Heatherwick Studio

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Stumbled upon this speech today

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Architecture for Dogs

Architecture for Dogs

(Source: architecturefordogs.com)