We can navigate these difficulties of love — and enhance its joys — by grasping the significance of two great tragedies in the history of the emotions. The first is that we have lost knowledge of the different varieties of love that existed in the past, especially those familiar to the ancient Greeks, who knew love could be discovered not just with a sexual partner, but also in friendships, amongst strangers, and with themselves. The second tragedy is that over the last thousand years, these varieties have been incorporated into a mythical notion of romantic love, which compels us to believe that they can all be found in one person, a unique soulmate. We can escape the confines of this inheritance by looking for love outside the realm of romantic attachments, and cultivating its many forms.

publicdesignfestival:

Studying themes of contemporary society like mobility and nomadism, social development and poverty, Studio-Orta creates Mobile Intervention Units equipped to facilitate urban life.

1982:

Back streets of the Internet (by WKtokyo)

ethel-baraona:

“This is not just about a park!This is about freedomThis is about the abuse of state powerThis is about media being censoredThis is about minorities not being protectedThis is about all that we had for years as citizens This is about all the lies from the government “in the name of democracy” This is about the wish to end the dictatorship of TayyipThis is about being heardThis is about being alive!”
» View from the Ataturk Cultural Center rooftop on Sunday.
voa occupygezipics

ethel-baraona:

“This is not just about a park!
This is about freedom
This is about the abuse of state power
This is about media being censored
This is about minorities not being protected
This is about all that we had for years as citizens 
This is about all the lies from the government “in the name of democracy” 
This is about the wish to end the dictatorship of Tayyip
This is about being heard
This is about being alive!”

» View from the Ataturk Cultural Center rooftop on Sunday.

voa occupygezipics

rainbowfamily:

Milton Friedman interrupted by left-wing activist at the Nobel prize ceremony (by mathriok)

publicdesignfestival:

On 26 March the citizens of  Bogotá (Colombia) will take over the public spaces, creating 100 temporary urban actions. It’s a spontaneous initiative born to enable change and participation and to make people aware of their role within the city government. Join in.

publicdesignfestival:

On 26 March the citizens of  Bogotá (Colombia) will take over the public spaces, creating 100 temporary urban actions. It’s a spontaneous initiative born to enable change and participation and to make people aware of their role within the city government. Join in.

explore-blog:

I, Pencil – lovely little film about how everything is connected. Because, as Charles Eames famously noted“Eventually everything connects — people, ideas, objects… the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” 

jonathanmoore:

The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.

Interactive dirt poster poster by Roland Tiangco.

Found on Designinspiration

explore-blog:

“We are all designers.” Journalist John Hockenberry tells a personal story of how a pair of flashy wheels in a wheelchair-parts catalogue showed him the value of designing a life of intent.