In looking at various exemplary workplaces such as IDEO, Google, and Pixar, we can glean valuable lessons about effective educational approaches and the spaces that support them.
Preventing the spread of disease can be as simple as providing a safe, sanitary place to take a shower. Beijing-based BaO Architects designed the Split Bathhouse in rural China to fulfill that role while providing a relaxing place that has become the center of a community's social life.
They call it an "object retention system" -- which just sounds disciplined, doesn't it?
WikiHouse is an online, open-source construction kit that lets you design and construct a new crib in just 24 hours.
In high school, some kids would drop acid and go see a psychedelic light show at the planetarium. I never went along (yes, really), but a new music video for TWR72 gives me an inkling of what I missed.
You could put some buttons on it and call it Gregory Peck.
ASTRO Studios' Brett Lovelady provides proof that Jobs, however larger than life he may seem, is not a robot. Really!
Google's buying activity has seen an interesting spike in recent years, and what it's buying tells you a lot about U.S. innovation and Google's surprisingly conservative strategy.