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  • The Fifth Flavor

    While the standard flavors of salty, sweet, sour, and bitter are obvious to us and easy to experience, the fifth flavor— umami—is ineffable. It’s the salience of parmesan cheese, anchovies, dried tomatoes,…

  • Everything

    “Everything you can imagine is real.” ~ Picasso

  • Emptiness

    “Peace is in the emptiness. Emptiness is in the fast of the mind.” – Lao Tzu

  • Possibility

    Is our life going to be limited by the reality of what is or liberated by the possibility of what if? – #imageinehi

  • Imagination

    “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” ~ Carl Sagan

  • How to live

    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Norway’s New Money

    Norway’s new money, designed by Snøhetta, is beautifully abstract and inspired by the sea. “Where sea meets air or land, interesting things happen,” says Martin Gran, a partner in Snøhetta’s Oslo office…

  • Kano

    New computer kit, @TeamKano, uses @Raspberry_Pi to let kids & adults build their own PCs. Full story

  • Infinite

    “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

  • On the Road

    “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Kerouac

  • Creativity

    “In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude” – Rollo May

  • Dan Flavin. untitled 1972–73

    untitled (to Jan and Ron Greenberg), 1972–73. Yellow and green fluorescent light, 8 ft. (244 cm) high, in a corridor measuring 8 ft. (244 cm) high hand 8 ft. (244 cm) wide;…

  • Donald Judd, Marfa

      Donald Judd, 100 Untitled Works in Mill Aluminum, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

  • Buck Creek House in Big Sur

    fougeron architecture builds the buck creek house next to the pacific ocean.

  • The Sea

    for whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea. – e.e. cummings

  • Geos print

    A series of elegant and simple geometric studies via geos Digital Print BW 11 x 17 by onomatopoeic on Etsy.

  • Perseverance

    Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Life creates conditions conducive to life

    Synergy and discovery at the fourth annual design science symposium at RISD: Baumeister shared the brilliant work of designers who have embraced the notion of biomimicry, “consciously emulating nature’s genius” to solve…

  • Doodle and Scratch Placemats

    At MoMA: Naoki Ono and Yuuki Yamamoto’s silicone coasters and placemats mimic the scribbles that are often the starting point of great ideas. Ono and Yamamoto make up YOY, a Tokyo-based design…

  • Supercomputer built from Raspberry Pis and Lego

    Brilliant, inexpensive technology: Supercomputer built from Raspberry Pis and Lego A team of computer scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK created a supercomputer out of 64 Raspberry Pi matchbox…

  • Forces

    “Don’t fight forces, use them.” – Buckminster Fuller

  • Great Things

    Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. – Jack Kerouac Via explore

  • SOPA Strike

    Today was the internet’s SOPA strike day. Netizens, websites and tech companies rallied to stop the internet censorship bills, SOPA and PIPA. From the EFF‘s post, Thank You, Internet! And the Fight…

  • Photo Locations

    On the iPhone you can see locations of places you’ve taken photos. Here’s a screenshot of the map showing where I’ve been this very West coast year.

  • Real-time Recommendations

    Love that Foursquare is using smartphone geolocation features to provide you with real-time recommendations through the app.

  • Billabong Donations to SurfAid Through Instagram Photos

    Send Instagram photos to Billabong to donate $1 to SurfAid for each photo. You can see six of my photos in the first two rows. Get involved at the Life is Better…

  • An Urban Emoticon that Measures the Happiness of Cities

    This is emoji writ large. The Fühl-o-meter/Public Face is an interactive art installation that calibrates the mood of the city in which it has been erected with a monumental illuminated Smiley. The work of artists Richard Wilhelmer,…

  • A $25 Handheld Computer for Education

    Raspberry Pi is a new credit card-sized computer designed specifically to teach computer programming to students. The device is the brainchild of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a U.K. charity that “exists to…

  • Twine

    Connect real life tasks/objects to the internet. Like IRL @ifttt. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry’s done, or get an…

  • The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

    Kare’s work gave the Mac a visual lexicon that was universally inviting and intuitive. Instead of thinking of each image as a tiny illustration of a real object, she aimed to design…