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It starts with the person (us). 


And being aware of how we’re influenced by the place(s) we inhabit. 


Places defined not by walls & ceilings but by the things we choose to surround ourselves with.


The more we’re aware, the better we can choose those things. 

Hyper Awareness for Hyper Contentedness.

Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo — 2014

Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo — 2014

"Design, is basically not self-expression. Instead, it originates in society. The essence of Design lies in the process of discovering a problem shared by many people and trying to solve it. Because the root of the problem is within society, everyone can understand plans for solutions and process for solving the problem, in addition to being able to see the problem from the designer’s perspective. Design is appealing because the process creates inspiration that is engendered by this empathy among human beings in our common values and spirituality."

- Kenya Hara in Designing Design (via sssarah)

Devour the works of your idols — 2014

Devour the works of your idols — 2014

Shinkansen to Kyoto, Ebisu, Japan — 2014

Shinkansen to Kyoto, Ebisu, Japan — 2014

Stay the path, Daibutsu, Kamakura, Japan — 2014

Stay the path, Daibutsu, Kamakura, Japan — 2014

In the waning moments of the twentieth century, the  superhero is everyman. Look at the way we live: traveling over the Earth at astounding speeds with unimaginable ease; communicating instantly at will with people in the farthest corners of the globe; engineering economies, driving environmental forces, working wonders. If a person from only a hundred years or so in the past could look in on our lives, that person would suppose that we were not mortals, but gods. He would be bowled over by what the most ordinary among us could do with a car or a light switch.” — from The New Bards by Elliot S. Maggin

In the waning moments of the twentieth century, the superhero is everyman. Look at the way we live: traveling over the Earth at astounding speeds with unimaginable ease; communicating instantly at will with people in the farthest corners of the globe; engineering economies, driving environmental forces, working wonders. If a person from only a hundred years or so in the past could look in on our lives, that person would suppose that we were not mortals, but gods. He would be bowled over by what the most ordinary among us could do with a car or a light switch.” — from The New Bards by Elliot S. Maggin

Crate diggin’, Disk Union, Shibuya, Japan — 2014

Crate diggin’, Disk Union, Shibuya, Japan — 2014

Humans Need Not Apply

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Cheap paper lanterns, tiny tidal effects on the life and times of those around us. Imagine if we were real satellites with real swing, real style. Placement is the key to revival. “Young and wonderful.” Is that what they say? What if we were old and grey? Vivid memories of a life so full you can’t help but ask the Earth to welcome you again. Dirt to trees, trees to birds falling from the sky.

Requiem In Terra Pax Robin

Had the pleasure of being a guest on this weeks episode of the design podcast On The Grid

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August 7th, 2014

We were joined by Gitamba Saila Ngita to talk about his work in Strategic Design and:

Hartford Whalers

Dan Hill - Dark Matter & Trojan Horses

99% Invisible: Ten Thousand Years

The Black Cube

First Things First 1964 manifesto

First Things First 2014

Larry Page Wants Earth To Have A Mad Scientist Island

Questions for the New Design Observer

John Maeda

Black Jesus

The old man and the sea, Yeongjongdo, South Korea — 2014

The old man and the sea, Yeongjongdo, South Korea — 2014

Rises in the East, Mapo District, Seoul, South Korea — 2014

Rises in the East, Mapo District, Seoul, South Korea — 2014

The city is here for you to use, Han River Park, Seoul South Korea — 2014

The city is here for you to use, Han River Park, Seoul South Korea — 2014

Trains, planes, and automobiles, Seoul South Korea — 2014

Trains, planes, and automobiles, Seoul South Korea — 2014