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“Piero Lissoni” by Matthew Donaldson – NOWNESS

The filmmaker follows the Italian designer and architect to his sun-soaked Tuscan retreat to discuss simplicity, innovation and inspiration.


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Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?

Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand.

He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003.

Pun Pun doubles as a center for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use.

It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably.

Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years.

He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfill their basic needs.

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My green school dream – John Hardy

Jewelry designer John Hardy co-founded the extraordinary Green School in Bali, where kids get a holistic and green education.


Design Like You Give a Damn – India

The passion of a social entrepreneur in India has created a solution that will dramatically improve the quality of life for countless people.

Design like you give a damn.

A person can make a difference.

A building can make a difference.


A simple idea that can change the world most profoundly.

Synopsis of the video India: Design Like You Give a Damn

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I just skimmed through a book I’ve had for a while.
It’s “Reinventing Community” Edited by David Wann.


It’s very inspiring.

CoHousing just makes wonderful sense.
So much of what we spend our free time on seems to be what CoHousing naturally offers.
A better balance of community/privacy.

I just glanced at the chapter on “10 Great Reasons to Live in CoHousing” and I felt a lose of something I did not know I did not have.

I also felt a sadness: Why cant CoHousing and its benefits be the norm for everyone?


17 words of architectural inspiration

Daniel Libeskind shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture — raw, risky, emotional, radical — and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.