How to Disrupt Yourself ~ To create a disruptive future, we must often walk away from a comfortable present. via Innovation Excellence, published November 21, 2012.
d.School Advice to Obama: Start With 100 Days of Prototyping ~ The administration should start the next term with 100 days of prototyping, said Stanford’s d.school in part of a memo written to the president just prior to the election. With rapid prototyping—quickly testing ideas with simple, cheap materials in real settings—government leaders can see what works and what doesn’t without investing in full-fledged pilot programs. via GOOD, published November 27, 2012.
Sandcastles Solidified Into Permanent Housing, With The Help Of Bacteria ~ By repurposing a process developed for construction, a team of designers discovered how to build a sandcastle that won’t wash away. via FastCo.Design, published November 20, 2012.
Introducing 200 Free Educational Resources for K-12 Students ~ Right now the collection features 200 helpful resources, including free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects such as literature, history, science and computing. via Open Culture, published November 26, 2012.
A Fixed Thing Is a Beautiful Thing: The Fixer’s Manifesto ~ From Sugru: Fixing is the unsung hero of creativity. And it really shouldn’t be. It’s the most common, humble and beautiful form of creativity. Let’s wear that belief proudly. Let’s notice and celebrate these little everyday triumphs, and help others see their value. We made this to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is so important. via Core77, published November 26, 2012.
For Muji’s Unsung Designers, Imperfection Breeds Good Design ~ In a new short produced by Herman Miller, the design duo behind hundred of Muji’s no-brand products speaks to why and how they work. via FastCo.Design, published November 26, 2012.
Museum interviews 9-year-old for head curator job ~ via 9News , published November 27, 2012.
The First Ever Music Video Filmed Entirely Using Instagram ~ via Petapixel, published November 27, 2012.
Woody Allen Answers 12 Unconventional Questions He Has Never Been Asked Before ~ via Open Culture, published November 28, 2012.
Hydro-Monuments of Rajasthan ~ These are extraordinary buildings, in purpose, structure, and ornamentation. Framing the everyday act of water-collection in such otherworldly architectural circumstances is a work of extravagant genius, yet seemingly one of a piece with the grandeur given to waterworks elsewhere. via BLDG BLOG, published November 22, 2012.
Aerial Images Capture the Hindu Color Festival by Katrin Korfmann ~ via Design Boom, published November 22, 2012.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Photog Spends Eight Years Capturing the 39 Birds of Paradise ~ Tim Laman spent a whopping eight years photographing all 39 birds-of-paradise species in the rainforests of New Guinea — the first time it has ever been done. via Petapixel, published November 23, 2012.
Anamorphic sculptures by Bernard Pras ~ Bernard Pras uses objects and materials he finds in landfills to create his incredible anamorphic sculptures. His sculptures are often recreations of famous works of art, but he puts his own unique spin on these classics with his amazing optical illusion stacking technique. via Lost at E Minor, published November 26, 2012.