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Lighting, Sustainability, Inspiration

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ombuarchitecture:

Light Walls House

Located in Toyokawa city, the “Light Walls House” is a wooden house imagined by Japanese studio mA-style architects. White, minimalist and decorated with plants, this building has a structure which allows the light to reflect on the ground and on the walls in order to create patterns thanks to a trick of shadows and rays.

via Fubiz

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United Airlines has announced the launch of a new business tool for corporate cargo customers to track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts…
More here.

United Airlines has announced the launch of a new business tool for corporate cargo customers to track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts…

More here.

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There is unease that mindfulness is being taught to US Marines pre-deployment (won’t more attentive soldiers make better killers?), at big financial institutions (don’t we need judgement of the greed that fuels boom and bust?) and to frazzled teachers, nurses, and other strained employees (won’t mindfulness be a palliative that allows them to - just about - survive in dysfunctional systems that should really be the focus of reform?).
Buddhists are worried that mindfulness practice is being co-opted...

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reginasturrockdesign:

Sunday Inspirations 
Art is a prism of philosophy and emotion. Only through wisdom, perspective and emotive creative thought can art be truly expressible. 
The blending of the philosophical and the creative is a depiction of man’s reality in both his singular spirituality and in his relationship to the universe. It expresses ideals and vision and the vitality of world views and culture. 
True masterpieces are steeped in philosophical ideas and free associative thinking. They are a symbiosis of the imaginal and the scientific; a translation of life’s complicated and beautiful network.
When the principles of science and art are no longer distinguishable this is when beauty is fully realized; an intellectual and aesthetic prism. 
Image Gustav Klimt 


This is a subject that thinkers have written on for centuries, distilled to a perfect beautiful passage. Well done. 

reginasturrockdesign:

Sunday Inspirations 

Art is a prism of philosophy and emotion. Only through wisdom, perspective and emotive creative thought can art be truly expressible. 

The blending of the philosophical and the creative is a depiction of man’s reality in both his singular spirituality and in his relationship to the universe. It expresses ideals and vision and the vitality of world views and culture. 

True masterpieces are steeped in philosophical ideas and free associative thinking. They are a symbiosis of the imaginal and the scientific; a translation of life’s complicated and beautiful network.

When the principles of science and art are no longer distinguishable this is when beauty is fully realized; an intellectual and aesthetic prism. 

Image Gustav Klimt 

This is a subject that thinkers have written on for centuries, distilled to a perfect beautiful passage. Well done. 

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designboom:

world’s first temperature controlled city to be built in dubai

find out all about the mall of the world here.

On it’s face this seems like a terrible idea. Maybe they are designing it in a way that won’t consume tremendous resources, but given the location, it seems like a giant greenhouse in a desert to me. 

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