The World on Paper

"[Individuals who break through by inventing a new paradigm are] almost always...either very young or very new to the field whose paradigm they change...These are the [men and women] who, being little committed to prior practice to the traditional rules of normal science, are particularly likely to see that those rules no longer define a playable game and to conceive another set that can replace them." - Thomas S Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolution (1962)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Leonardo Da Vinci's Journal

Perhaps the most expensive 'journal of ideas', Da Vinci's Codex Leicester is on display at the Chester Beatty Library. The 500-year old "ideas jotter" showing some of the great scientific and philosophy ideas which are still in use today, was bought by Microsoft founder Bill Gates for $31m (€23m) in 1994.

Read more: Shane Hickey. Image from

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Frank Lloyd Wright's Duncan House

Duncan House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Illinois in 1957 was dismantled and reassembled in Pennsylvania.

Photo by Justin Merriman for The New York Times.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Women in the industry and sustainability

"Females have excelled in sustainability because it was, until very recently, not a mainstream path to professional success--and therefore an area that those with [a presumably masculine] thirst for power and recognition avoided."

Read more: Green Design, Female Values

Touch Screen Technology

As seen at Golf's blog.