Kinetic Sculpture at the BMW Museum
Kinetic Sculpture at the BMW Museum
The object which ‘landed’ on the grass next to London’s City Hall was emitting smoke and a noise that got the attention of many pedistrians.Â The men guarding the “Silver Thing” refusing to explainÂ what exactly was going on created even more curiousity.
It was known later that the Potters Fields Park was hired for a campaign to promote the launch of the Vauxhall Insignia car (sold under the Opel brand outside the UK) as a creative & interesting way to promote their new product. (more…)
I think this works because the human mind is often so preoccupied with its past thoughts, thatÂ at first it doesn’t recognize something new for what it truly is. (more…)
Environmental issues in China are largely overlooked at the expense of making money…uhmm, no surprise there!Â These thought prokingÂ pieces located in Beijing’s Central Business District was a way of taking the subject to the heart of the matter.Â Passers by could literally stand between a man with a gun and the animal in a symbolic gesture of defiance.
As an added touch , bullet holes were placed around the animals as if there were on a firing range. (more…)
And with that said, I’M CURRENTLY BOOKING SPEAKING DATES!!!
I’ve really, really, really taken my time in creating a very powerful as well as interactive presentation of my proven techniques of combining both critical and creative thinking, with one key idea…Become Better! And not to give too much a way, I’ve titled it…”Thinking Changed My Life!”
If you have a organization, business or school who you think can benefit from such a presentation, please contact Armand Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
PLEASE NOTE: I’m pretty sure that my appearance fee is much more feasible than Will’s…for now, LOL!!!
With a question like that, your mind should be flooded with all types of possibilities. But before you get totally lost in the land of infinite possibilities, keep in mind this little life lesson that I’ve come to know in a very big way…if there’s no possibility of failure, then the victory is meaningless!!!
This cartoon reminds me of the first page of my book where I wrote…
It’s not the thought that counts, but the thought process that matters most…have one…it will only cost you when you don’t!
Can you relate???
Craftsman Aldunin poses in the work area of his Moscow apartment.Â His tools include superglue, syringes and toothpicks.Â The microscope dates to 1985.Â Aldunin takes his inspiration from a famous Russian tale about Levsha – the name means “left-handed man” – a Tula craftsman so skilled he is able to put horseshoes on a flea.Â Aldunin’s version features not only the shoes-all of them held in place by three nails-but a saddle and stirrups as well.
Aldunin’s work naturally leads to some frustration. While crafting a miniature rifle, he lost the weapon’s butt after having worked on it for two weeks. “I had a sit-down and a smoke and calmed down,” he said, then decided to start all over again. “You musn’t get into a state or worry. Everything that you feel in your soul is transmitted to your hands.”
Who says you can’t put a camel through the eye of a needle? Aldunin has fit seven through this one. The artist works between the beats of his heart, in order to keep his hands perfectly still. (more…)
WARNING: Before you click play, be sure your mind is open!!!
“The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as the greatest virtues.” -Rene Descartes
Many scientists and philosophers are convinced that free will doesn’t exist at all. They believe everything that happens is determined by what happened before, so our actions are inevitable consequences of the events leading up to the action…and this fact makes it impossible for anyone to do anything that is truly free.
This kind of anti-free will stance stretches back to 18th century philosophy, but the idea has recently been getting much more exposure through popular science books and magazine articles.
So should we worry?
If people come to believe that they don’t have free will, what will the consequences be for moral responsibility? And if our actions are determined by prior events, then do we have a choice about anything or any responsibility for what we do?
Unfortunately, I can relate to this sceniroÂ all toÂ well…but I’m getting better ever day, soÂ please be patience withÂ me.
With that said, do you think any relationship could survive with that type of direct communication that has no hurtful intentions to them?
Featured above is a patented air bed designed by Daniele Lago. The base of bed is onÂ a metal frame, which is grafted with 4 translucent glass plates and hence makes it appear like a bed suspended in a void.
What is more sensuous about the bed is the fact that it flaunts a floating mattress, which is eerie and light. The adaptable height is monitored by air that merely rotates its supporting glass rectangles. (more…)
Even atÂ a small size,Â Â the silhouettes of allÂ the cartoon charactersÂ should beÂ recognizable…which in itself is an amazing feat…for the characters, and your brain!
This is becasue our eyes strip down everything we see into its most basic elements on a daily basis without even thinking about it.Â Mickey Mouse isn’t a mouse who wears red shorts.Â Our mind remembers him as a circle with two smaller circles on top.Â Just to visualize, we can dress him up in any colors or attire we desire and nobody would ever mistake him for anyone else.
So outside of Mickey Mouse, how many of the characters can you name?
Mexican design collective NEL have designed Global Warming Rug for Spanish textiles brand Nanimarquina. The rug features a felt polar bear on a small iceberg in a large sea of carpet.
Following the age-old tradition of using rugs as a means for communication and a cultural record, NEL is portraying global warming in a scene that invites us to reflect on our impact on today’s world.
Doesn’t life seem to get easier once your goal is set?
I just found all the different expressions kind of amusing!!!
Perseid meteors streak across the sky in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada.Â The meteor display is a result of Earth’s orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle.
I wonder how I would react seeing this in person and not knowing what’s going on?
There was a time when I really feared sharing my ideas because I wasn’t confident enough that I could produce more. This is why this quote by Howard Aiken really hits home with me.
“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”
Good thing I got passed that…and trust, the more you have to fight for it, the more likely it will end up being worth it!!!
“…success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.”
- Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop
Among the many winners announced at the 2008 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), the Samung ‘Touch Sight’ Camera clearly stands out as a winner of note. This design from the tech-bods at Samsung, the ‘Touch Sight’ deservedly won the Gold Medal in their Communication Tools (concept) category.
Designed specifically for those with impaired vision, the revolutionary camera allows it’s user to take ‘pictures’ of whatever they like, and like a sort of blind-man’s polaroid, it immediately displays the image, not on an LCD screen, but on a raised Braille display sheet on the back of the camera.
Before you start packing your bags, one eggÂ will cost you $35 billion Zimbabwean dollars!!!
Krispy Kreme has created the world s first grass flip-flops, giving people their ownÂ park underneath their feet regardless of their location.
Recently I was giving a good friend of mine some advice who seemed to have lost his focus in life. That conversation (as most do that I’m in) produced yet another “genius in the moment” moment that I would like to share…
You have to stop getting caught up with what other people are doing and stay focused on your lane in life. Just look at life as if it’s a bowling alley. It’s better to roll a gutter ball in your lane than a strike in someone else’s!
This is really how I talk in everyday conversations!!!
Timex, in collaboration with Core77, held a global design competition called 2154: the future of time design.
This TX54 conceptÂ is a disposable clock and calender that can be worn on the user’s thumbnail.Â The nail clock makes seeing in the dark as easy as pressing down on the end of your thumb. (more…)
As I was getting caught up in the pure joy of my new iPod touch, this thought came to me…
In a world of what seems to have daily technological advancements, what do you think has been the greatest breakthrough that has impacted your life for the better and now you just can’t imagine life without it? Equally, which breakthrough do you think is a total waste of time?
I guess you can’t get mad at a ploy to release tension…right? (more…)
I recently had the opportunity to share my thoughts on the Star & Buc Wild Radio Show.Â The environment felt very genuine, as within the first five minutes I clearly recognized a fine oiled machine with many parts acting as one, with one goal in mind…GREATNESS!
At the helm was Star,Â the man who as Wendy Williams would say, “a friend in my head”.Â Â OurÂ overall conversation seemed to haveÂ a mutual respect for one another.Â AlthoughÂ Star presented his thoughts with a great sense of confidence, I welcomed them because it was a great testÂ to see how much did I really believe in myÂ own. (more…)
This paralyzed girlÂ is half buried in the sand on the bank of river Indus, following her physicist advise to stay in sand during the solar eclipse as he claims its rays heals the victims, in Hyderabad, Pakistan on August 1, 2008.
…like always, check the facts for yourself!!!
A northeast Georgia town that unsuccessfully tried for years to close a local strip club finally gave up and purchased it instead…for nearly $1 million!!! (more…)
Talk about expanding your market share…I present to you a braille version of Playboy!!!