Monthly Archives: February 2010

Sir Ken Robinson on nurturing creativity

Humans are creative creatures. That’s what we believe, and so does Sir Ken Robinson…In one of our favorite TED talks, he claims that “schools kill creativity” and that we in fact are all born creative…that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow OUT of it (or rather we get educated out of it)….He encourages the creation of a system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it.Nurturing creativity…hmmm, that seems simple enough…”If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything…” Children don’t worry, they create…Give this talk a listen and be ready to be inspired (and entertained!).

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Villa Vals

“Shouldn’t it be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building?” This was the questions architects at SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects asked themselves when developing the Villa Vals. Their challenge was to construct a modern home close to the world famous thermal bath of Vals, without disturbing the bath’s view. Set amidst the more traditional mountain houses, this “underground home” is so unobtrusive without loosing out on this amazing Alpine view…The interior is not too shabby either, furnished with the works of Dutch designers Hella Jngerius, Demakersvan and Claudy Jongstra…Check out more details about this project of Netherland architects at SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects at their sites.

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

This TED talk is so inspiring, we just could not not share it. Dan Buettner reminds us that the small things in life matter. Take care of your body (move naturally and eat wisely) and your soul, use your brain (have the right outlook) and be part of a community…Find more inspiring talks on the TED website, here!