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synchronicity

09Jul15

An open space enables an architecture of attention. Individual objects all have their own identity but they come together to produce a new powerful whole. Organizations should experiment with the synthesis of the experiences of a single, seamlessly unified entity to identify triggers that guard the human choices for automnomy, privacy and identity.

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It is not the seahorse (hippocampus) that sparked my imagination, but real horses (equus) splashing through the water. For some reason it is connected with words as: freedom, pure joy and for some romance. The natural image of a horse would be on land because it has four legs and no special flippers. It’s an […]


Dan Ariely wrote a book about the honest truth about dishonesty. On his blog he comments “The irony of illegally downloading a book on dishonesty is painfully obvious”. He argues that “once we start thinking of ourselves as polluted, there is not much incentive to behave well, and the trip down the slippery slope is likely. […]


The Serpentine Gallery (London) is famous for its temporary pavilions. This year’s architect Peter Zumthor from Haldenstein in Switzerland has created a walled garden together with landscape architect Piet Oudhof. The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor’s use of materials. “In Zumthor’s skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass […]


The difference between graffiti and urban art is a thin line. The mayor of Amsterdam wants to fight “this pollution of public spaces” by banning graffiti. At the same time there is a movement that asks for more freedom to use the public space as “free-art podia”. Both sides appeal to the quality of life […]


The summer is the season for open(air) art exhibitions. At eye-catching locations sculptures arise to enlighten passers-by. One of the arguments to organise these temporary exhibitions is that the city or neighborhood can show-off their dedication to the arts or the artists. And usually it truly lifts the spirit of the square or street and you kind […]


funart

12Jul11

Fun and functional blend very well together. The piano-stair: 66% more people chose the stairs over the escalator. More inspiration on dinablog or the website of the fun theory that is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour. Our brains are designed to detect problems, which makes us […]