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Month: September, 2013

Christy Wampole – How to Live Without Irony

by fangruben

“He [the hipster] is an easy target for mockery. However, scoffing at the hipster is only a diluted form of his own affliction. He is merely a symptom and the most extreme manifestation of ironic living. For many Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s — members of Generation Y, or Millennials — particularly middle-class Caucasians, irony is the primary mode with which daily life is dealt. One need only dwell in public space, virtual or concrete, to see how pervasive this phenomenon has become. Advertising, politics, fashion, television: almost every category of contemporary reality exhibits this will to irony.”


Immersive ugliness of everyday’s environment in America

by gailiute

Such a good talk. And very hilarious :)

Our future cities. Cradle to cradle design

by gailiute


For those, who have read Cradle to cradle, this talk will be a repetition of ideas from the book.

For those, who haven’t read it – please do so :)

Hello. My name is Daniel Libeskind.

by jiookrednav

“Hello. My name is Daniel Libeskind. For me architecture is all about people. Architecture without human beings to enjoy it, is meaningless. So, I would like you to imagine architecture as you have never seen it before. I would like you to imagine an inspired way of living, an inspired way of working, a new way of being”

The advertisement is a bit slick, but Danish is a wonderful language. Too bad that it is posted to show The Story Behind Failure: Copenhagen’s Business District Ørestad.

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