|Hello The Ones!
We hope this note finds you well.
We held our first ever Office Hours meet-up this week and we were overwhelmed by the cool, smart, interesting individuals that read our weekly missives here. Thank you for all of your support! Now, some of our finds below may seem slightly alarmist but consider them more as public service - the more you know, the more clearly you can carve out a path that is more conscious, enriching and fundamentally empowering.
Watch: The games continue! This week we discuss 'what words or phrases do you overuse the most?' Here are our two cents #TheConsciousLivingProject
Explore: Our local environments have a huge impact on our behaviour, which includes work spaces too. Some of you may be familiar with 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up' by Marie Kondo. This article applies this principle to de-cluttering your work day.
READ: A book that is currently blowing our minds 'Warnings; Finding Cassandra's To Stop Catastrophes'. In Greek mythology Cassandra was a soothsayer of calamities who was cursed by the gods to be ignored. The co-authors of Warnings take this premise and apply it to the real world and uncover the real life Cassandras in our own society who are sidelined, and the price we pay for it. Intense? Perhaps. Essential reading? Yes.
PONDER: When design gets introspective, “I wake up in cold sweats every so often thinking, what did we bring to the world?”. From a conversation with one of the designers of the iPod and iPhone at London's Design Museum. Read here
Experiment: If you're a child, have an inner child, have a real child, are a human with curiosity, a person who likes fun stuff etc., try these home science experiments.
Quote from #TheLearner: ‘Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.’ — Charles Eames | Pg. 118
That's all for now. Remember, stay curious and tell us what you think of The Learner!
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Mandeep & Hardeep
Co-founders, Twins, Proponents of #Just One