"The difference between the way Elon thinks and the way most people think is kind of like the difference between a cook and a chef. The words “cook” and “chef” seem kind of like synonyms. And in the real world, they’re often used interchangeably. But in this post, when I say chef, I don’t mean any ordinary chef. I mean the trailblazing chef—the kind of chef who invents recipes. And for our purposes, everyone else who enters a kitchen—all those who follow recipes—is a cook.
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"On a double suburban lot in Tokyo, the Office of Ryue Nishizawa built a neighborhood-scaled, flexible-format minimalist steel prefab compound for Yasuo Moriyama—a very private individual with a powerful social bent—and six rental tenants. Every room is its own building—even Moriyama's bath is a freestanding box. Here, tradition and innovation interweave to create a new kind of community. Moriyama says, 'This space gives you the freedom to do anything you like, and it makes you want to.'"
"A set of cards which help answer that essential question: ‘who should I spend my life with?’ Each card has a character trait on one side and the opposite trait on the reverse; listing the pros and cons of each to help guide you to more successful choices in love."
"Design’s ability to connect requires it to be in the middle position. The work’s qualities are defined by the characteristics of what surrounds it, like how the negative space between two closely placed parallel lines creates a third line. We’re that third line, frequently shifting in order to serve and respond to the elements around us. As the elements connected by design change, so, too, does the design. The field is in flux, always being neither this nor that, which makes it frustrating to try to pin down. It is, like all shape-shifters, evasive and slippery."
-Frank Chimero, The Shape of Design
Pee-proof underwear from the makers of Thinx
"This is a short but heartfelt manifesto about the difference between liking something on the internet and loving something on the internet."
"We spend 87% of our time inside buildings. How they are designed really effects how we feel, how we behave. Ultimately, design is a tool to enhance our humanity. It's a frame for life."
– Ilse Crawford