Category Archives: Designing Life

How Do You Get Help With Stress?

Do you think that in order to get help with what is stressing you out, you need to address the specific thing you are stressed out by? Here is a beautiful example of how that is not necessarily the case. Check it out. And, you may even get some help … Read more




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Design-Observer’s One Voice. One Idea. One Minute. New Podcast Insights Per Minute.

A few weeks ago, The Design Observer Group debuted a new podcast series: Insights Per Minute. The show features thinkers who share their ideas for 60 seconds on a chosen topic. Design Observer believes this is a powerful format for new, uncluttered insight. As is often the case, the insights that … Read more




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Data Will Help Us: A brief manifesto about the promise and perils of data, by Jonathan Harris.

Jonathan Harris creates projects that reimagine how humans relate to technology and to each other. His creations include things like We Feel Fine, which measures the emotional temperature of the human world through large-scale blog analysis, and the world’s largest time capsule. Other projects ask new questions about online dating, modern mythology, happiness, … Read more




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Change the World: One Second Everyday. Cesar Kuriyama’s Project

Do you ever feel frustrated by the amount of time you spend not doing creative things that you enjoy, and that nourish you?  Or, that you live your life at a distance, not fully engaged, or present, effectively losing your life, because you are physically or mentally somewhere else? Check … Read more




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Walking Every Block in New York City to Unknow

Do you think you know the city or town where you live? Matt Green is walking every single block in New York City. When he’s done, he’ll have traveled more than 8000 miles on foot.  His goal? To know nothing. In an article he penned in GOOD, fellow traveler Green … Read more




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The Buildings in New York: That I’ve Drawn So Far (or creativity can be the cure for what overwhelmes you)

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the mass of buildings that is New York City?  If you  think about it, it is amazing that the mass of buildings (and people) sit on this proportionally tiny island, so close together, and almost everywhere you look.  It can all seem so impersonal … Read more




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Mapping Manhattan: Do You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With New York City?

Do you have a love-hate relationship with New York?  You are not alone. So many people who live here say that they never thought they would, and dislike as much as they love about it. With all the things there are to dislike about New York, one thing to love, … Read more




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Designing Possibility, Designing Environments, Designing for Life

Do you ever look at something  – a gadget, a house, a room, a play or a musical performance – with a sense of awe, of amazement at the creativity and innovation that it took to produce it? I do. All the time.  I am  blown away at the things … Read more




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