1. 1 | The Inside Story Of How Microsoft Built The Windows 8 Brand | Co.Design: business innovation design →

    Thumbs up to Microsoft. For once I feel tempted to switch (at least partially) from Mac. Oh, and love to Wolff Olins!

  2. From Global Voices Online: 

Eloïse Lagrenée [fr] has posted on her Facebook page a picture by Yemeni photographer Bushra Almutawakel, illustrating how women could vanish into darkness and invisibility, step by step, under fundamentalist pressure and the full niqab. It has been shared over 1,500 times.

feminismotroll:

«Dissapearing», obra de la fotógrafa yemení Bouchra Almutawakel

    From Global Voices Online

    Eloïse Lagrenée [fr] has posted on her Facebook page a picture by Yemeni photographer Bushra Almutawakel, illustrating how women could vanish into darkness and invisibility, step by step, under fundamentalist pressure and the full niqab. It has been shared over 1,500 times.

    feminismotroll:

    «Dissapearing», obra de la fotógrafa yemení Bouchra Almutawakel

  3. A new Amalia Rodrigues. 

    Katia Guerreiro (l’intégrale) (by Mareterraniu Productions)

  4. Like maths dunes in idea deserts.

    likeafieldmouse:

    Alejandro Guijarro - Momentum (2010-12)

    “The artist travelled to the great quantum mechanics institutions of the world and, using a large-format camera, photographed blackboards as he found them. Momentum displayed the photographs in life-size. 

    Before he walked into a lecture hall Guijarro had no idea what he might find. He began by recording the blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall was included, the blackboard frame was removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations. Effectively these are documents. Yet once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Color comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.”

    1. Cambridge (2011)

    2. Stanford (2012)

    3. Berkeley I (2012)

    4. Berkeley II (2012)

    5. Oxford (2011)

    (Source: likeafieldmouse)

  5. A Version of events: Advertising is dying. Long live design →

    aversionofevents:

    Design is thinking made visual – Saul Bass

    Good design is good business – Thomas Watson

    Once upon a time it was easy buying products.

    We’re talking 150 years ago here. You went to the guy who sold soap. Maybe he had a shop. You bought the soap off the guy. If he was a nice chap, then even…

  6. Those bodies are made of this.
thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: Picture (taken by Alex Silva) published in the August issue of Superinteressante magazine, in Brazil. The piece displayed the diet of eight Olympic athletes.

    Those bodies are made of this.

    thingsorganizedneatly:

    SUBMISSION: Picture (taken by Alex Silva) published in the August issue of Superinteressante magazine, in Brazil. The piece displayed the diet of eight Olympic athletes.

  7. …everywhere the upshot was a symbiotic relationship between people and gods, with each having something the other needed. And everywhere -as in chiefdoms- the political leaders took the lead in mediating that relationship, and indeed defining the relationship; everywhere, religion was used by the powerful to stay powerful

    — Robert Wright, The Evolution Of God

  8. Essays On Reality: Idiocy, Consumerism and The Arab Spring #Experimental #Video

    (Source: vimeo.com)

  9. Ultimately, we’ll be blogging and bookmarking and sharing about the act of blogging and bookmarking and sharing. This e-generosity thing has a self-centered ego of its own, and looks a lot like a black hole project.

  10. My dangerous love affair #Beirut

    My dangerous love affair #Beirut

  11. My Full Creative Writing Blog (Link) →