We are far beyond irreversibly having changed nature. Chances are, however - sooner or later, nature may succeed in “changing us back into itself”. It is easy to imagine that this could happen in the form of a disaster where humanity takes a lot of other species with us down the drain (as the script goes). Perhaps it is less easy, but a lot more interesting to imagine ourselves setting out to learn and to realign our culture according to the inner workings of our ecosystem.Read More
A term like Kindness may seem a bit uncanny when applied to the world of design, work and business. It's easy to dismiss it as something belonging to a personal sphere altogether. We are also, often wisely, suspicious when corporations are acting too “friendly” towards us and other living beings. After all every business endeavour is a battle at its core. Or is it really?Read More
“It is easier to imagine the end of the world than an end to capitalism."
Imagination is not information, neither is it equal to the consumption of fantasy in the form of entertainment. Imagination lies at the core of our perception of reality, and is perhaps one of our mental faculties most difficult to explain, along with the mystery of consciousness itself.Read More
How do we produce our best work? How do we remember what is really important in a mad regime of distractions? How can we find the inner spaciousness to align our work with our deeper sense of priorities?
At Elementa our work is to think deeply about what work is - and to build concrete suggestions on how it can be done better. The dB storage series is the result of long hours of discussions with designers Jonas & Øystein at StokkeAustad - on the relationship between high quality work and our physical surroundings.Read More