Patricia Urquiola’s geometric rug designs made me look!
Creativeans x Andrew Loh made reading and eating without a table a possibility. Made me chuckle.
Sony BRAVIAT commercial fills a derelict casino with 4000 glitter balloons. The is visually stunning.
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Kosmosphaera is a Swiss labor of love between Jodoc Elmiger and Valérie Jacquemet. Together they create giant glass marbles, reminding me so much of my childhood in the Swiss mountains. How stunning would one of these look in my home?
(In case you’re in London, they are currently showing at Tent London T3 booth L10.)
These bat balloons are the best! I am considering buying a bunch of them to decorate my stoop on Halloween! So much fun!
I totally want this entire stack of pillows. Love how the product description says that these are made by big humans, not a machine.
“The single best way to maintain your reputation is to do things you’re proud of. Gaming goes only so far.”
– Seth Godin
Tumble vase, by Norwegian designer Falke Svatun, was designed to be placed on the edge of a shelf. Talk about a conversation starter.
“Every problem, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves facing in life, only appears unsolvable inside a particular frame or point of view. Enlarge the box, or create another frame around the data, and problems vanish, while new opportunities appear.”
— The Art of Possibility, by Benjamin and Rosamund Stone Zander
“There are two types of emailers: reactors, who rely on notifications and near-constant monitoring of their inboxes to nibble away at their email throughout the day, and batchers, who set aside specific chunks of time to power through their email, so they can ignore it the rest of the day. Not surprisingly, batchers are significantly more productive when it comes to getting shit done, and according to recent research, they’re also less stressed and more happy.”
Don’t Let Email Zombies Eat Up Your Day, by Jocelyne K. Glei
Wage Islands by Ekene Ijeoma is an interactive installation about wage and housing inequality in NYC. It’s a 3d topographic map of monthly housing costs submerged in water to show where New Yorkers can afford to live based on hourly wages.
Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans for an engaging public landmark that will form the centerpiece of New York’s Hudson Yards Development: A “Building” Made of Staircases. Wonderful!
I recently purchased The Know Yourself Cards for Self-Exploration by The School Of Life and they sure keep me on my toes. I am currently trying to answer one question a night. This one in particular has hit home. I might have to rethink how I prioritize the things that are seemingly important to me.