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Inspire - Focused on design, art, philosophy and architecture (

Inspire - Focused on design, art, philosophy and architecture (
To understand the meaning of design is… to understand the part form and content play… and to realize that design is also commentary, opinion, a point of view, and social responsibility. To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. Design is both a verb and a noun. It is the beginning as well as the end, the process and product of imagination. — Paul Rand

Five Great Puzzles and Paradoxes to Tickle the Mind Hi thanks for visiting. I don't update this blog very often anymore. I write lots of interesting stuff up on my other blog: Reviews in Depth. So please do check it out. Simple animation to explain complex principles - Electronics 1, aircraft radial engine 2, oval Regulation 3, sewing machines 4, Malta Cross movement - second hand movement used to control the clock 5, auto change file mechanism

Manhattan Micro Loft by Specht Harpman Architects It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City apartment that’s set at the top of a six-story building. Rendering By creating “living platforms,” they were able to accommodate all the necessities an apartment might need while keeping the space open and bright. Helping with that was the fact that they were working with over 24 feet of vertical space, making it possible to create the multiple layers of “rooms.” The compact bathroom is hidden away on the bottom floor beneath the staircase. While the kitchen is small, it remains open to the living room.

6 Questions That Will Make You Fee Peaceful and Complete “The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” ~Swedish Proverb When I was in my mid-twenties an unhealthy relationship with an unhealthy guy sent me packing off to the corner of New Mexico to find myself. In a new age, self-discovery kind of world—a hubbub of a town filled with people in transition—I was graced to meet many powerful healers, gurus, shamans, and teachers.

Ben Tour Vancouver-based (close enough) Ben Tour is killing it right now! If you are in the Toronto area, head on over to the Meta Gallery (107-37 Mill St.) – Ben’s Electric Orphans show is up from Jan 9 – Feb 15! EBN January 2015 Issue Summary Credit: Photo Courtesy Lake|Flato Architects The bar is high—that’s obvious—but watch out for some surprising pitfalls. Here’s how dedicated teams have tackled Living Building challenges. Read more > Philip Zimbardo: The Secret Powers of Time (Animated) Bio Philip Zimbardo Philip Zimbardo is internationally recognized as a leading "voice and face of contemporary psychology" through his widely seen PBS-TV series, "Discovering Psychology," his media appearances, best-selling trade books on shyness, and his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo has been a Stanford University professor since 1968 (now an Emeritus Professor), having taught previously at Yale, NYU, and Columbia University. He continues teaching graduate students at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and at the Naval Post Graduate School (Monterey).

50 Beautiful Watercolor Paintings Advertisement We have showcased different media of art and the different routes that you can take to express your creativity. We covered vexel artworks, graffiti, light paintings, handcraft, Moleskine art and many more. Now, to provide you with some fresh perspective, we decided to showcase a list of some inspiring watercolor artworks. Brock Davis: Art, Design, Ideas My first cover for Time magazine.Editorial Design, Art Direction, Photography2012 Editorial art for New York Times magazine.Editorial Design, Art Direction, Photo Illustration2011 Art for Esquire magazineEditorial Design, Art Direction, Sculpting2012 Editorial work for Wired magazine.Photography, Editorial Design, Art Direction2011 Editorial art for Fast Company magazine.Editorial Design, Photography, Art Direction2011 Art for the relaunch issue of The New Republic.Art Direction, Editorial Design, Photography2013 Editorial art for The Washington PostArt Direction, Editorial Design, Graphic Design2012 Art for O magazine to accompany an article by Martha Beck.Editorial Design, Art Direction, Photography2012 Art for Men's Health magazine, for an article about getting the most out of your microwave.Editorial Design, Photography, Art Direction2012 Illustration for Bloomberg Business Week. art for tokion magazineEditorial Design, Sculpting, Art Direction2012