The Coolest Thing About 1 World Trade Center’s New Observatory Isn’t The View

source:Fast Co Design Blog   No tourist heading to the 100th floor of 1 World Trade Center—the 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper that stands as the spiritual successor to the Twin Towers—is going there strictly for the view, but it’s nice to protect the skyline, anyway. That’s the underlying philosophy behind City Pulse, a new installation by Local Projects—the same media […]

Even Google Can’t Compete with Real-World Experience (from

by Giordano Poloni  In our modern age of Google, we have immediate access to any information we could possibly desire. Unfortunately, this can cause our minds to become lazy. We excuse ourselves from learning because we always have the option to look it up. But when we constantly have to stop what we are doing […]

Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others?

Are some fonts more believable than others? A curious experiment by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris suggests as much. After polling approximately 45,000 unsuspecting readers on, Morris discovered that subjects were more likely to believe a statement when it was written in Baskerville than when it was written in Computer Modern, Georgia, Helvetica, Trebuchet, or Comic Sans. Baskerville: truth’s […]

How to be a Creative Listener

Tim Brown: How to Be a Creative Listener The 99 Percent by Stephanie Kaptein Listen designed by Rémy Médard from the Noun Project International design firm IDEO created a four-part podcast series on Creative Listening for the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. In a total of 30 minutes, you can learn key habits for better listening: How to utilize your intuition: Sometimes too […]