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fast track

big trampoline

“Fast track” is a integral part of park infrastructure, it is a road and an installation at the same time. It challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings. “Fast track” is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and percieving the environment.

Text by Salto Architectes

when hermes and leica meet

the electric cooperative story

via : ICSE

the power of being different

An interesting article concerning brand identity and product identity.

Difference + Advantage = Differentiated Advantage.

The trick is to be different in a way that is highly relevant to your audience. Different in a way that creates competitive advantage. Advantage that is, over time, as sustainable as possible. All of which is to say–it’s not easy.
full article at : fastcompany

 

 

open ideo


An interesting initiative.

openIDEO

le plus gros président du monde

A short inspiring movie.

pluk je momenten

Pluk Je Momenten ….

cooperative work

If you’re living in the Netherlands, there is a nice cooperation for social entrepreneurs in Eindhoven : IS•CE

the morning after

Giesermann André and Daniel Schulz, two german students from Hamburg decided to take pictures of night clubs once everyone left.

Via : Visualnews

 

nice quotes

Via Austin Kleon

 

ban the cell phones

Through banning cell phones from school, a new business emerged in NY city, you can leave your phone in a truck in front of the school during the day, and get it back after your day. I’m wondering how this business idea can be extended in our daily life on a voluntary base, can I get rid of my phone for a few hours during the day, and how it would change my life.

Experimentation in progress.

snow drawings

Snow circles, a project by Sonja Hirnichsen in colorado. A choregraphy made with snow boots.

more pictures here : flicrk
Sonja Hirnichsen’s website

fresh love

Fresh Love, a project from Photographer Hal capturing the freshness of love by warping people in vaccum bags. He says that “when you kiss someone sometimes you want to melt into the person” the two lovers become one.

Photographer Hal

when women lead the world

An interesting new book by Steven Pinker

Skeptics immediately reply that women have not made war simply because they have rarely been in power. If they were empowered as leaders, the conditions of an anarchic world would force them to make the same bellicose decisions that men do. Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi were powerful women; all of them led their countries to war.

Full article on Aljazeera
Via Elina

one year, one girl, one million dollars

 

One of the cRAZIEST challenges I’ve ever heard of. A friend of mine decided to go in a journey that will change his whole life. He’s willing in one year to :

  • raise 1’000’000 $ to travel around the world in a luxiurious way
  • find his soulmate to travel with her

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