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In the world of creativity, if you're not starting a fire, then what's the point? So, we've created a portal to celebrate the most revolutionary and thought-provoking ideas we're seeing in the world today. Some are ideas we've recognized from others and we're tipping our hats to, and others are ones we thought of (go figure). Either way you cut it, you won't find a dull moment here, and hopefully we've inspired you to start your own fire.
Designers have a unique ability to make complex concepts both easy to understand and aesthetically intriguing. Under this guise, Tim Noland, creative director at BBH-Labs, mastermind ABCs of Contemporary Creatives.
What sparks out fire: A designer bridging the gaps between information, insight and inspiration.
Performing arts visionary, Aly Rose, designed and choreographed an inspirational display of human movement and dance high above New York’s Central Park. ONE, will be a 3D moving sculpture 150 feet above Central Park. The “moving” sculpture will require the careful coordination of 300 performers, architects, designers, engineers and production crew to get the project off the ground.
What sparks our fire: The combination of technology, design, arts and human spirit.
Ever dreamed of swimming in New York City’s East River? + Pool (Plus Pool) is making this a reality very soon. +Pool, designed by FamilyNewYork, will float in the East River, while cleaning and filtering the river water. Not only will this process allow New Yorkers to swim in the iconic river for the first time in over 100 years, it will expedite the daunting process of cleaning up New York’s rivers.
What sparks our fire: Sustainable solutions that provide access, encourage engagement and clean the environment.
Last summer, Hurricane Sandy hit New York, heavily damaging the city’s coastline. To combat this, Pentagram’s Paula Scher was tasked with getting people back to the beaches without building big structures to guide them. This was no small undertaking. Follow the link to reveal her solution. Click here to reveal her solution. What sparks our fire:The idea that “good design is mostly about being nice to people.” – Paula Scher What do you admire most about Paula’s technique?