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The Zen of Pruning

Linda Buzzell | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Where did we get the arrogant idea that we know better than the plant itself how to maximize its productivity and health?

The Joy of Miniatures

Dylan Kendall | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Dylan Kendall

Like Alice's wonderland, the miniature fascinates us, entertains us and brings us joy. There is something inexplicably transcendent and amusing in that which is so tiny and yet so perfectly complete.

Creating a Well-Packaged Nonprofit

Dylan Kendall | Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

For the most part, the non-profit sector has neglected the value of aesthetics in reaching their consumers -- their clients, volunteers and donors.

Home for Good? The Task Force Report's Missing Piece

Dylan Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dylan Kendall

The difference between "housing" and "home" is more than semantic; it's the feeling that compels someone to forgo the freedom of the street and the habits of homelessness for a room that comes with rules and restrictions.

Annie Gosfield in Concert -- The Industrial Age Goes Avant-Garde

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

One hears the scraping of steel surfaces in the quartet's micro-tuned strings, the heaving, irregular start of massive engines in sputtering drum riffs, and the sonic echoes of a warehouse.

Why We Like What We Like

Darby Roach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Darby Roach

Have you ever wondered why we find some people attractive, are drawn to a verdant landscape, enjoy looking at a great work of art or drool over a sleek sports car?

Aesthetics and the City: Building Commuinity

Dylan Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dylan Kendall

Only until we expand the threshold for aesthetic possibility in our cities will we see creative possibility in our minds and truly create social cohesion.

The Noetic Value of Fiction

Eric Simpson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

Fiction has the capacity to indirectly provoke us to begin to see the presence of God in all things, and to understand the world of temporal matter as an epiphany of the eternal, spiritual realm.

The Aesthetics of Play

Dylan Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dylan Kendall

How many opportunities do we, as adults, have to play during each day? What would our world look like if we filled our lives with more joyful, play-rich aesthetic experiences?

Making Education Beautiful

Jason Pugatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Pugatch

Focusing on test scores, academics and administrative oversight are very important, but there is something else equally as impactful in the way we educate our children: aesthetics.

WATCH: 'Anatomy of Apple Design' Animation Celebrates Apple's Aesthetics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* Inspired by the Apple iPad's forthcoming release, San Francisco-based 3D design studio Transparent House has created an animated, 3...