Catherine Fennell

18 Flips | 1 Magazine | @CatherineFe30ul | A curious adventurer. Imagining more for our future in cities. Designing places for people.

Amazing Chronophotographs Capture the Patterns of Birds in Flight

Barcelonian photographer Xavi Bou has a deep-seated passion for birds and their ability to fly freely. In his ongoing photographic project titled</i> …

Idea Off.

Do Contribute | Creativity<p>Breaking the cycle of work, leads to better work.<p>Everyday most folk arrive with a coffee and turn on their …

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book”

The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the great Athenian general Themistocles. Before the battle of …

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London

<i>Lauren Elkin |</i> Flâneuse <i>| Farrar, Straus and Giroux | March 2017 | 26 minutes (6,613 words)</i><p><i>Below is the first chapter from</i> Flâneuse, <i>Lauren Elkin’s</i> …

Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wisława Szymborska on How Our Certitudes Keep Us Small and the Generative Power of Not-Knowing

“Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous ‘I don’t know.’”<p><i>“Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion,”</i> the great painter Richard Diebenkorn counseled in his ten rules for beginning creative projects. <i>“One doesn’t arrive — in</i> …

The Really Big One

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.<p>When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in …

Geology

“Trust the process”: How three years of losing on purpose turned a basketball team into winners

On Jan. 18, as the Philadelphia 76ers were about to pull off their best win in recent memory, against the Toronto Raptors, thousands of basketball fans began a strange chant.<p>“Trust the process!” they screamed, as star center Joel Embiid motioned for them to raise the volume. “Trust the process!”<p>The …

This Beautiful Fantastic Trailer

The new fountain at Versailles was inspired by 17th-century power games

For the first time in over 300 years, a new fountain has sprung in the legendary gardens of Versailles.<p>Made from 2,000 glass beads, <i>Les Belles Dances</i> is a new permanent installation in the royal estate. It was designed to honor Louis XIV, better known as France’s powerful and meticulous “Sun …

France

The Start-Up of You

Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, …

Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha: The Startup of You

How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

DO some people have a special talent for serendipity? And if so, why?<p>In 2008, an inventor named Steve Hollinger lobbed a digital camera across his studio toward a pile of pillows. “I wasn’t trying to make an invention,” he said. “I was just playing.” As his camera flew, it recorded what most of us …

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Abraham Flexner

Four-ish Reasons to Embrace Vagueness At Work

Most families have one — that relative who makes the cake, or bakes the pie or cookies that everybody wants on holidays. In my family, it’s my mother …

Change Makers book club: Joi Ito in conversation with GE's Beth Comstock

A simple exercise to help get any team unstuck

<i>iStock</i><p>Business consultant Jim Crupi helps companies figure out how to change and innovate. What he often finds when he meets clients is a …

The Enduring Wisdom of a 1972 Book About Tennis

This year’s Super Bowl–winning hero Tom Brady is merely the latest in a long line of sporting legends — including Steve Kerr, Pete Carroll, and …

Psychology