1. My reliance on organisation is constantly battling my attempts to live in the moment. But there’s no way I could do one without the other. My life is organised so I can be free to live it, free from anxiety and disarray. Free to create something worth saving. Worth organising. We often think of organisation - whether through site architecture or classification or simple groupings - as a way of finding things, as a road map toward hidden ideas and actions. But we rarely think of organisation as a form of memory, using the connections between items to form a better understanding of the things we’ve already experienced.
  2. DRAWNIMAL - such a fun and clever way to get kids drawing

    by Lucas Zanotto

  3. Clean design for tangible interactions saving advanced (or less frequent) functionality to a complimentary GUI interface.

    Smarter Objects by Fluid Interfaces

  4. If you spend your life doing what you love, the speed at which the world goes on and changes around you is irrelevant.

    Milton Glaser

    via swissmiss

  5. (Source: thekhooll, via vintage8love)

  6. Craft is passion.

    SILVER & LIGHT by Ian Ruhter : Alchemist.

  7. Smart Wall FLOW 5.0 by Daan Roosegaarde

  8. Interaction design is not just about screens it’s about engaging with one another and with one’s environment. Technology enables interaction design but is should not longer define it.

    Connecting by Bassett & Partners

  9. An interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music.

    (Source: vimeo.com)

  10. Ema, Wooden Prayer Boards, Shinto Shrine, Japan
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    Ema, Wooden Prayer Boards, Shinto Shrine, Japan

  11. I would define intellectual elegance as a mind that is continually refining itself with education and knowledge. Intellectual elegance is the opposite of intellectual vulgarity.
    Massimo Vignelli via Brain Pickings
  12. As organizations shift from neatly ordered hierarchies to chaotic, flattened “heterarchies,” where anyone can “friend the CEO,” a new generation of tools will be invented that will allow design and technology to enable leaders to make true connections among people and inspire change.

    Just as design enabled us to have an emotional connection with a piece of glass and aluminum that lives in our pocket, design and technology together will restore some of the humanity in what it means to lead in the 21st century.

    John Maeda | via swissmiss
  13. Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it,
    and virtue is doing it.
    David Starr
  14. Omikuji fortune paper, Shinto shrine, Tokyo, Japan
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    Omikuji fortune paper, Shinto shrine, Tokyo, Japan

  15. Good design is often invisible, but it can contribute to reshaping the way our society works.
    John Maeda via swissmiss