View of nature changed. Thanks alot Guiseppe.

I've always thought of knots in wood as a massive pain in the ass. Anyone who's cut a 2x4 with a handsaw or chopped wood for a fire knows a gnarly knot can stop you faster than Scott Stevens.

Enter Guiseppe Penone, the Italian artist who carved into a giant tree trunk and left the knotted parts untouched to reveal a smaller sapling inside. Who knew?

Penone recently had an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario called The Hidden Life Within.

I would like to work at this place

This is the kind of place I'd love to work at. In many ways this is a lot like working on web projects - heavy constraints, trying to solve real world problems in new ways, trying to make the outcome scale to many people and situations, and all while trying to make it beautiful as well as functional as well as easy to use.

The nice thing about this is that the result is much more tangible.

Maximizing Small Spaces

Designing a user interface can be a huge challenge. On top of the intuitiveness, readability, accessibility and aesthetic issues, often it is a matter of getting an endless number of components in to a very limited space while keeping enough empty space remaining so you can think.

It is very interesting to see innovation like this in architecture.