This will be dust

Reminders of impermanence...

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

—Kurt Vonnegut, via The Impossible Cool (via bijan)

(via emergentfutures)

We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.

—  Thomas Moore (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(Source: psych-facts)

futurescope:

designculturemind:

The Future of Work with Jacob Morgan

I didn’t know that SAP employs a futurist. Unfortunately, the video is a mix of Cornings glass fetish & a thin view of the future. Looks like SAP joins the list of flat-pack corporate visions.

"Anything that can be connected to the internet, will be connected to the internet!" Really? Yay… Let’s wristbump.

the-gasoline-station:

Light Walls House

Located in Toyokawa city, the “Light Walls House” is a wooden house imagined by Japanese studio mA-style architects. White, minimalist and decorated with plants, this building has a structure which allows the light to reflect on the ground and on the walls in order to create patterns thanks to a trick of shadows and rays.

via Fubiz

(Source: ombuarchitecture, via takeovertime)

tacanderson:

Productivity Is The Enemy of Creativity | A Contrarian’s Guide 
Everyday you go to the same place to work, in the same environment. You see the same people and you are surrounded by the same sensory inputs (beige). And you usually have to solve the same, or similar, problem over and over again. Your company makes most of its money selling the latest version, of the same product, to the same set of customers. Yet when those same things don’t bring in the same results, you’re expected to come up with new ideas. How are you supposed to come up with new “creative” ideas when you see the same people, in the same buildings, after driving the same route to work, sitting at the same desk, or in the same generic conference rooms? Our brains don’t work that way.

tacanderson:

Productivity Is The Enemy of Creativity | A Contrarian’s Guide 

Everyday you go to the same place to work, in the same environment. You see the same people and you are surrounded by the same sensory inputs (beige). And you usually have to solve the same, or similar, problem over and over again. Your company makes most of its money selling the latest version, of the same product, to the same set of customers. Yet when those same things don’t bring in the same results, you’re expected to come up with new ideas. How are you supposed to come up with new “creative” ideas when you see the same people, in the same buildings, after driving the same route to work, sitting at the same desk, or in the same generic conference rooms? Our brains don’t work that way.

(via emergentfutures)