Inspiration from Nature #005


Image: John and Yoko, Brooklyn, New York⁣ by Ben Ross, 1972
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1. Read
The glaciers of Iceland seemed eternal. Now a country mourns their loss. According to current trends, all glaciers in Iceland will disappear in the next 200 years. So the plaque for Ok could be the first of 400 in Iceland alone. The glacier Snæfellsjökull, where Jules Verne began his Journey to the Centre of the Earth, is likely to be gone in the next 30 years and that will be a significant loss. This glacier is for Iceland what Fuji is for Japan.

Image: Rice University


2. Watch
Rams: Principles of Good Design. For over fifty years, Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe, and his influence on Apple. So, at 87 years old, why does he now regret being a designer? Rams is a design documentary, but it is also a rumination on consumerism, sustainability and the future of design. Dieter's philosophy is about more than just design. It is about a way to live. The film also features an original score by pioneering musician Brian Eno.


3. Eat
Artist Set Menu: Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern. As part of the Olafur Eliasson exhibition, the SOE Kitchen and Jon Atashroo have collaborated on a three course vegetarian menu. They have worked together to develop a series of vegetarian dishes made from sustainable, seasonal, mostly organic ingredients. Jon spent a week in Berlin exchanging ideas and approaches with the SOE Kitchen team, developing the seasonal menus that will be on offer throughout the exhibition.

Image: Alcuin Stevenson / Studio Olafur Eliasson


4. Visit
Nous les arbes (Trees) exhibition at Fondation Cartier.  Bringing together a community of artists, botanists, and philosophers, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain echoes the latest scientific research that sheds new light on trees. Exhibition closes on 5 January 2020
Image: View of the exhibition © Johanna Calle. Photograph © Luc Boegly.