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[2v2 Battles] Pokemon Brick Bronze - Beta - ROBLOX. Trend_Briefing_2013_The_New_Sublimity.pdf. Feel, Act, Make sense • Curation, Community and Coca-Cola’s Open Happiness Project - Sparksheet. Whether you’re a major brand, a marketer or a media outlet, telling stories is the heart and soul of what you do.

In his second column on “the business of storytelling,” Gunther Sonnenfeld explains how Coke embraced the universal theme of happiness to tell a story that transcends platforms and communities. In my last post, I focused on how storytelling impacts business by enlisting people as participants in stories they care about so they buy the products required to fullfill a human need. But questions remain as to how brands can build narratives that tap into pre-existing stories and communities. For Coca-Cola, this has become quite an exploration. While seizing market share is an ongoing battle with rival brand Pepsi, tapping into consumer advocacy and niche communities has become an equally important brand goal – a goal that was achieved almost by accident, with results that not only boosted sales but presented a host of new media opportunities.

Branding happiness Making the story. Wander - Vishal Marapon. LifeStyle:News:Global. Consumers are turning away from their busy, hyper-connected, digital lifestyles and prioritising personal fulfillment and wellbeing. Fed up with materialism, let down by capitalism, disconnected and discombobulated in their digital lives, consumers are seeking escape from their busy lifestyles and aspiring to a new set of values. ‘People are on a quest for identity,’ says Alan Moore, author of No Straight Lines: Making Sense of Our Non-linear World.

‘They want a real and authentic life. They understand that their world is much richer, and that needs to be filled, fulfilled, fuelled and nurtured through a spiritual connection to the world… the crisis of consumerism is the crisis of meaning.’ Where once always-on culture was all-pervading, consumers today are seeking digital invisibility. From hotels to airports, consumers are looking beyond aesthetics and seeking the sublime. The New Sublimity is not about abandoning digital life though. Download Video Trend Drivers Trend Impacts. The kids aren't all right | Society. It creeps up on you unannounced. One day you are coping, the next you aren't. It's as though a veil has come between you and the rest of the world. Even getting out of bed feels like too much hassle. Everything feels pointless. Quite often, you want to die. Amy was 13 and living at home with her parents when she first started feeling low.

Initially, Amy's parents put her behaviour down to normal adolescent monosyllabism – she was good at concealing her cuts – but after three months they were worried enough to take her to their GP, who told them teenage depression was common and referred her to a psychiatrist. "I was prescribed antidepressants," Amy says, "and within a week I was feeling a whole lot worse. In hospital, Amy was given cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and seemed to respond well.

The lying paid off after three months, and she went home. Amy is now 17. There are many more teenagers such as Amy, and their numbers are growing every year. So what's going on? Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans. Remember when the best-selling book Listening to Prozac came out almost 20 years ago? Now Americans aren’t just reading about Prozac. They are taking it and other antidepressants (Celexa, Effexor, Paxil, Zoloft, to name just a few) in astounding numbers.

According to a report released yesterday by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the rate of antidepressant use in this country among teens and adults (people ages 12 and older) increased by almost 400% between 1988–1994 and 2005–2008. The federal government’s health statisticians figure that about one in every 10 Americans takes an antidepressant. And by their reckoning, antidepressants were the third most common prescription medication taken by Americans in 2005–2008, the latest period during which the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) collected data on prescription drug use.

Here are a few other stand-out statistics from the report on antidepressants: What do you think? What is Happiness? – Finding True Happiness | Coca-Cola. Modern science defines happiness as the positive range of emotions that we feel when we are content or full of joy. At Coca-Cola our definition is just a little bit simpler. Happiness to us is anything that can bring a smile to someone's face. We're in the business of spreading smiles and opening happiness every day all across the world. We know we might not change the world over night, but if we can add just a few smiles to the world then we've done our job. Since the dawn of time the human race has sought intensely after the pleasure and lightness that true happiness brings.

The quest for true happiness is one that every person will adventure on. So what is happiness? Sometimes you'll find that happiness finds you when you least expect it. Like Coca-Cola, these great men and women each asked themselves the same core question – what is happiness? Web design, web development, mobile & content strategy by Happy Cog. Touch Daegu: [Exhibition] Kusama Yayoi: A Dream I Dreamed.

There’re great many balls inside a ball and another countless balls inside one of the great many balls.. Because of compulsive disorder, Kusama Yayoi expresses hallucination from inside of her to a space, and she is finally called ‘The queen of dots’ She seems to want us to see what she sees through her works. She spreads dot prints on the every ceiling, wall and floor, and it gives us an illusion of space. We feel like falling into a world make of dots. Yayoi also creates an endless dot world by using a lot of mirrors and beams.

“I just wanted to pull out the white circles looked like millet that endlessly multiplying up the wall from my sketchbook.” Her fancy art works become her more popular because the works are looked simply kinds of graphic design ones. This room is for arts participation by visitors. [Kusama Yayoi: A Dream I Dreamed] [Information] ○ Period : July 16(Tue) ~ Nov 3(Sun) ※ Closed on Mondays ○ Time : 10:00am~07:00pm ※ Ticketing from 09:30am [Admission Fee] [Online Reservation] Because they’re happy! | Centre for Sustainable Fashion. The CSF Habit(AT) project has had us exploring the myriad ways we humans wear our culture in the cities we inhabit. We live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, and we are quickly realising the depth of ways the citizens of London engage with fashion as a means of communicating their individual and collective identity.

But Habit(AT) doesn’t stop with London, our various projects have us working with people from all over the world and this gives us the opportunity to learn and share with other urban cultures. Over the past few years CSF has developed a close alliance with the city of Copenhagen – our Director, Dilys Williams, has lead the Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit for the past two years, and we have worked closely with design schools KEA and Kolding on projects like Local Wisdom and Fashioning the Future. When it comes to design for sustainability we share a common vision. This One Tree Grows 40 Different Types Of Fruit, Is Probably From The Future. If you're wondering how our food will be grown eons from now, a good place to start your research might be -- not so surprisingly -- in the contemporary art world.

One need only visit the website of one Sam Van Aken, an American artist who's made it his mission to combine the aesthetic of sculpture with the agricultural wonder of planting trees. The literal fruits of his labor turn images of hybridization and metamorphosis, familiar themes in art, on their heads. His project is called "Tree of 40 Fruit," an ongoing series in which Van Aken creates Frankenstein plants that have the capability of producing 40 different types of stone fruit. To do so, he grafts together different varieties of fruit-bearing trees, a method that might seem at home in the laboratory of a mad scientist. At first, Van Aken combines a few types onto the root structure of a single tree, allowing his "working tree" to mature to at least two years old. Tree 31 – 21C Museum-Hotel Bentonville, Arkansas. Pharrell Williams - Happy.

Happiness. Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.[1] A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, are employing the scientific method to research questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained.

The United Nations declared 20 March the International Day of Happiness to recognise the relevance of happiness and wellbeing as universal goals. Definition Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics. Happiness is a fuzzy concept and can mean many different things to many people. Research results Happiness and religion Terror management Buddhism Judaism. Happy (Pharrell Williams song) "Happy" is a neo soul and funk song on which Williams' falsetto voice is comparable to Curtis Mayfield. The song has been highly successful, peaking at number one in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and 19 other countries. It has sold over 1.3 million copies in the United Kingdom, and has reached the summit on three separate occasions, both records in their own right.

On December 17, 2013, it was announced that Williams had signed to Columbia Records and would release his second studio album in 2014.[4] In December 2013, press release Rob Stringer, Chairman of Columbia Records, said, "When we excitedly partnered with Pharrell in January of this year, we felt it was his time again. Since then, 'Blurred Lines' and 'Get Lucky' have defined pop music in 2013, and now we are preparing to launch Pharrell as a global solo superstar in 2014. 'Happy' is just the beginning.

The song received positive reviews from music critics. Recording[2] Personnel[2] Yves Behar: Designing objects that tell stories. Don Norman: 3 ways good design makes you happy. Managing Emotion, Fashion Design And Fashion Marketing, transformable garments Thursday, March 17, 2011 Interest in how we manage our emotions has grown dramatically in recent years, both among researchers and as a practical approach to daily life. Researchers have discovered that individuals experience variations in intensity, persistence, modulation, onset time, the duration of the rising emotion phase, the range of emotions experienced and their ability to recover from strong emotional responses – these are called “emotion dynamics” (Thompson 1993).

Each person has a certain amount of control over these characteristics of emotional response – this ability to influence our emotions is what we mean be the expression “the management of emotions”. It is possible, indeed, to influence the quality, the intensity and the duration of emotions as well as other dynamic features. Another part of the interest in emotions follows from the shift in how our society thinks about and understands emotion.

Kaiser, Susan B., Joan L. Chandler and Tania N. Fashion design in emotional consumption era. With the rapid economic and technological development, a new consumption pattern -emotional consumption arises, which begin to replace the consumption of product attributes gradually. Consumers' demand for garment products has shifted from the focus on the physical functions of products to the direction which is more desirous of comforting the soul for pleasure of emotional experience, that is, from the pure rational demand to emotional-oriented demand, the pursuit of individual self-actualization needs. People pay more attention to personality satisfaction, the pleasure of spirit, comfort and sense of superiority. At the same time, the connotation of fashion design has also changed because of the consumer trend, apparel products are no longer limited to the value of transfer function, but more attention to the convey of culture and the intrinsic value of spirit.

A day of good design with ilse crawford » colourliving colourliving. A day of good design with ilse crawford Everyone that reads my blog or who knows me personally won’t be surprised to know that i love creativity, emotional and intelligent design, slow living, well-being and authentic food. I go on about these often enough! I don’t follow groups, religions, trends, am not a groupie and don’t have many role models. There are very few people that i identify with on many levels and who inspire me. One of them is ilse crawford! I first came across ilse when i bought my very first issue of elle decoration, back in 1990, a year after she founded the british magazine, hailed as an international decorating bible.

My interest was piqued and i started following her career. Then came the position of head of department for man and well-being at design academy eindhoven in holland (regarded by many as the best design school in the world) and ilse had also started her own design studio and consultancy: studioilse. Ilse talked us through a recently completed project. 8 Ways to Evoke Positive Emotions in Visual Design. Designers who work in branding have the oh-so-glorious job of trying to create designs that are not only easy to remember and relate to, but portray the brand concisely and accurately as well. Add to this the need to evoke the right emotions and the inherent need for brand simplicity, and some might say that branding is one of the trickiest fields in which to work! However, if you can learn to evoke positive emotions consistently with your design work, you’ll become highly desired and, probably highly paid as well.

It’s critical to dive deep into the company and discover its true audience, because what may speak positively to one group may create negative feelings in another. Another key is to take each client on an individual basis. Methods for coming up with the right logo for one client may not work for the next. And what does “positive” mean, exactly? Knowing exactly where to start when studying a new client company, however, can be a bit overwhelming to say the least. 1.) 2.) 3.)

Design Academy Eindhoven > Study > Bachelor > Design Departments. Design Academy Eindhoven does not structure its courses along the lines of the classical disciplines such as graphic designer, interior designer or, for instance, fashion designer. Nevertheless you will find some recognizable categories in our educational programme.

These are distinguishable by their different approaches to the subject. ‘Man’ requires different characteristics for each product or service in each different context. Think of a chair in a public space, in someone’s spare time, or at work. This is why the academy has a number of different design departments. The thing they all have in common is the fact that they focus on man. Man and... In addition to the design departments our educational programme consists of the four Kompas departments Atelier, Forum, Lab and Market. With their different accents and orientations the Kompas classes will give you a basic level of knowledge and skills. Lab is the academy’s laboratory.

At Atelier you will learn how to think while you act. Studioilse. Brand | STUDIOILSE. Inside awards: Ilse Crawford. Bhutan's prime minister: business must take happiness seriously | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian. If you want a better, happier life, here are 10 apps that could help. Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world | World news | The Observer. International Trend Interpretation Agency | Our-trends | Societal-trends. Happiness – THE Trend | Marketing & Innovation. S Trend Briefing covering INNOVATION EXTRAVAGANZA.

THE FUTURE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. One Stitch Closer: Azure created her own happiness. BLISS. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show.