thisbigcity:

ombuarchitecture:

Tietgen Dormitory

By Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

via archdaily

21st century courtyard building. 

femmewitch:

nevver:

Undo the Damage of Sitting

catch me in the office doing this

land8:

This striking new pocket park in Barcelona was designed and built for less than $4 per square foot! http://bit.ly/1j745cY

mothernaturenetwork:

Why big fridges are a bad ideaAmerican-style refrigerators don’t just waste energy, they can hurt your health and wallet too.

mothernaturenetwork:

Why big fridges are a bad idea
American-style refrigerators don’t just waste energy, they can hurt your health and wallet too.

futuramb:

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we’re nearing collapse
Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander, theguardian.com
Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soonThe 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our…

Again a signal that Club of Rome was right in the 70:s…

futuramb:

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we’re nearing collapse
Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander, theguardian.com

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon

The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our…

Again a signal that Club of Rome was right in the 70:s…

“The virus of white privilege survives by convincing its host organism that it does not exist. That’s because the more clearly we see it the more likely we are to notice that its purported benefits have faded almost to nothing. Whites of the working and middle classes correctly perceive that their economic fortunes have deteriorated over the past half-century, even if the average white household is still 20 times wealthier than the average black household (an especially deleterious consequence of white privilege). An entire right-wing ideological empire remains devoted to convincing white people that benefit-sucking African-Americans and job-stealing Latino immigrants are somehow to blame for their downward trajectory. White privilege is the solvent used, throughout American history, to dissolve multiracial coalitions of working people, and the drug used to brainwash whites into making common cause with the class of CEOs, financiers and landlords. Kicking that drug habit is the only way white America can ever set itself free from the past.”
“This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“Multiple studies now show: a single act of kindness can trigger dozens more (the same applies to acts of selfishness), and repetitive acts of kindness can make people happier, and less depressed. Researchers at the University of British Columbia asked highly anxious people to do something for other people six times a week - from shouting lunch to donating to charities or helping with basic tasks. They found this made people happier, and more able to overcome social awkwardness to interact with others.”

(Źródło: smh.com.au)

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council