What we’ve read:
German architect Alexis Dornier has transformed an old apartment blocks in Bali into a co-living space. "The vision of this place was to create community," explained Dornier, "a model of a micro society where people find their own space for privacy, as well as places of gathering, exchange, movement and education."
Co-living spaces are becoming a trend around the world and give the users a flexible living and working experience. We like the idea of gathering spaces to share ideas and knowledge but often there is a fine line dividing work and leisure time. Living where you work or working where you live makes that differentiation even harder and may make it harder to ‘disconnect’.
What we’ve listened:
On this podcast by Michael Hyatt, he discusses how to become a better conversationalist. He explains very simple tricks that even though they seem to be common sense most of us fail to apply quite often.
For instance, when we are engaged on a conversation we tend to be thinking more about what we are going to say next than what the other person is saying. That damages the quality of the dialogue. These are tips easy to apply.
What we’ve done:
We went to Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition in London’s Victoria Miro gallery and there are three mirrored rooms packed with pumpkins! Her installation ‘All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins’ takes place in the beautiful gallery by the canal. Free entry!
What we’ve found:
Just a fun Ted talk by Tim Urban. He transports us to the mind of a procrastinator with in-depth data and brain analysis.
What we’ve watched:
This week has been the anniversary of the Normandy landings and the BBC has made available ‘D-day: The Last Heroes’. Amazing to see the technology they used to recreate 3D environments from 2D photographs.