For the most part, the non-profit sector has neglected the value of aesthetics in reaching their consumers -- their clients, volunteers and donors.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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Inspired by the Apple iPad's forthcoming release, San Francisco-based 3D design studio Transparent House has created an animated, 3...
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