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It is no secret that I LOVE Herman Miller Design…and the ‘WHY DESIGN’ series is support for the interesting stuff they are doing.

About the series: “At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.”

Steve Frykholm, who has been at Herman Miller for 42 years. talks about the breaks in between his ‘working time’ which allow his brain to refresh for the times when he is working…

This talk by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin is also full of little nuggets of inspiration…They are industrial designers (with an arichtectural background) in London. They talk about fragile and changing systems and environments such as London itself…and how their opposing – or rather complimenting – macro and micro views on these systems and environments create perspective. I also love Kim Colin’s reference to the ‘view of context’ and the reminder to not get bugged down by the nitty-gritty…

Check out more of the videos over at Why Design HERE!

This certainly looks like it will be worth a watch…”Design & Thinking” is a documentary about…you guessed it, “design thinking”.

About the film:

“Design Thinking was applied as a term and methodology by a design firm in 2008. It was received as a tool to solve every problem, from daily life decisions to business challenges to world hunger problems. Attention and debates followed; some insisted on design education in all K-12 schools, some declared it is just marketing tool for that firm, some hoped it would turn his company into Apple. Some said it’s nothing new, just a new packaging of how creative people do things.”

Let the discussions begin…Find out more HERE!

Popuphood is a new urban initiative and small business incubator in Oakland The idea is to revitalize a struggling neighborhood in six weeks by creating a rent-free space for creative, entrepreneurial spirit.

Awesome idea, well told through the video…This is the future!

Check the video out HERE and read more on Fast Co. HERE!

I’m intrigued…HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a Short-Form Docuseries exploring the power of Public Art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities. The Pilot Season revolves around the Arts District of Wynwood Miami, featuring an array of internationally acclaimed and locally respected Street Artists, Graffiti Writers and Muralists.

Check out more HERE!

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Jane Gowans Jewelry

December 9, 2011 //
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The Innovator’s Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What’s Next by Steven Johnson

December 2, 2011 //

Go Steven Johnson…

“…if we’re going to encourage more innovation, it’s not enough for us to just dig in and work harder. We also need to encourage surprise and serendipity. We need to play each other’s instruments.” ~ Steven Johnson

Read a review over at Brainpickings HERE!

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Destnio: A Salvador Dal?? + Walt Disney Collaboration Circa 1945 (via Brain Pickings)

November 23, 2011 //

This is pretty wild…found via Brain Pickings:

“In 1945, Dalí and Walt Disney embarked upon a formidable collaboration — to create a six-minute sequence combining animation with live dancers, in the process inventing a new animation technique inspired by Freud’s work of Freud on the unconscious mind and the hidden images with double meaning. The film, titled Destino, tells the tragic love story of Chronos, the personification of time, who falls in love with a mortal woman as the two float across the surrealist landscapes of Dalí’s paintings. The poetic, wordless animation features a score by Mexican composer Armando Dominguez performed by Dora Luz.”

Check out more images and more details on Destnio HERE!

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In France, a War of Post-it Notes

September 7, 2011 //
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The Lists, To-dos and Illustrated Inventories of Great Artists via Brain Pickings

July 19, 2011 //

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