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“In Holland, we have two words for design. One is vormgeving; in German formgeben. And the other word is ontwerpen; in German entwurf. In the Anglo-Saxon language there’s only one word for design, which is design. That is something you should work out. Vormgeving is more to make things look nice. So for instance, packaging for a perfume or for chocolate in order to make things fashionable, obsolete and therefore bad for society because we don’t really need it. While ontwerpe means, and the Anglo-saxon word, but its stronger, means engineering. That means you as a person try to invent a new thing—which is intelligent, which is clever, and which will have a long-life. And that’s called stylistic durability. It means you can use it for a long time.”

—  Gert Dumbar

(via frankchimero)

Great quote….thanks to swissmiss!


“He has hot hands. He can melt ice with his hands quickly. His hands are useful when he makes arts like this, on the other hand, his hands are helpless when eat ice cream because it melts in a moment.”

This blog cracks me up…”Pony” is a ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor over Skype.

The site is about a visual exercise she does with her student “A” , where she shows a picture, and “A” then writes two to four sentences about it.

I also love their “About us” description…it goes as follows:
“We are the same age, and have the same shoe size and height. “A” lives in Japan, and I live in the United States, in Northern California. We are quite different; “A” likes silver and pink, Lady Gaga, and beautiful dresses, whereas I like black, grindcore music, and combat boots. However, we are also similar in our loves of the English language and making people laugh. We have been working together for a year, and hope to grow and learn together for years to come. We hope you enjoy our site.”

Check them out and find much much more awesomeness HERE!



I am absolutely in love with this site…We just spent 6 months living with my sister in law and her family so we got to spend a lot of time with my 6 year old niece and my 2 1/2 year old nephew…

Throughout that time I remember seeing so many things that maybe weren’t made for kids but that they totally appreciated….this is what the site is about according to Rion Nakaya, who collects the content for the site…

“There’s just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…
But we don’t underestimate kids around here.
Off the grid-for-little-kids videos and other smart stuff collected by Rion Nakaya and her three year old co-curator.”

Check out The kid should see this HERE! and follow @thekidshouldsee on Twitter HERE!

Nicely illustrated debate between Ann Widdecombe and Stephen Fry on “the catholic church as a force for good”…

Read more at Creative Review HERE!