What Inspires Us...


  • Daniel Pink - Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

    This fascinating video addresses the scientific analysis on motivation. This video outlines the perils of extrinsic motivators, and describes the three key elements of truly effective motivation: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. The video  was based on the author's latest book, 'Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us', a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
  • Mirusia Louwerse Sings Ave Maria

    There are certain musical scores which inspire and connect us at an intrinsic personal level. If visual aesthetics could be tied to this form of melodic emotion, what would that be?
  • Milton Friedman - In Defense of Capitalism

    Milton Friedman (1912-2006) advocated minimizing the role of government in a free market as a means of creating political and social freedom. Friedman regards free enterprise as the best economic system ever developed by civilization and cites history as the proof of his contention. Friedman schooled Donahue when the TV host attempted to equate greed with capitalism.
  • Honda Jet

    “The Civic of the Sky.” Honda’s daring entry into the general aviation market. The over-the-wing “podded” engine allows for more space within the fuselage and improve aerodynamics at higher cruising speed. Delivery of the first plane is planned for the third quarter of 2012. "The value of life can be measured by how many times your soul has been deeply stirred.” Sōichirō Honda 本田 宗一郎
  • Library of Human Imagination

    We create by surrounding ourselves with stimuli, history, human achievement, with the things that drive us and make us human — Jay Walker- founder of Priceline.com. (Watch Jay talk about his library on TED)
  • Antigravity Theory

    Fascinating theory and research on Antigravity Physics. Can this be the technology that will take us to Mars and beyond? Watch this Explanatory Video.
  • Asimo Robot

    ASIMO –a look at the state of the art robotics from Honda. The complex algorithms needed to calculate the physics in bipedal mobility over the next decade will certainly be an exciting opportunity for engineers and designers. Furthermore, artificial intelligence in robotics will offer us an unique opportunity to once again discern who we are as human being.
  • Chris Bangle – Intriguing Perspective on Car Design

    Former BMW Design Director – Chris Bangle talks about automobile design. Chris is also an alumni of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.
  • Lunar Ring

    “Advanced concept Lunar Solar Power Generation -Electric power generated by a belt of solar cells around lunar equator will be transmitted and beamed to the earth from near side of the moon. Is this the REAL alternative energy for planet earth? Concept developed by Shimizu Corporation, Japan.
  • VW's Fun Project

    Design that changes human behavior. A light hearted marketing initiative from Volkswagen.
  • TGV

    The ultimate icon in kinetic sculpture. France TGV World Rail Speed Record Run, April 3rd 2007. 25,500 horse power and 31,000 volts of pure adrenaline.
  • Boat Crafting

    Timeless craftsmanship in building a wooden boat. Much like a human being - wood breaths and ages just like us.
  • The Power & Risks of Iconography

    Barack Obama ran an unprecedented Presidential campaign - utilizing the power of design to help secure the seat of the President of the United States of America. However, his iconic emblem, the ever present "O", holds more power than even Obama knows…
  • Boeing

    Next Gen Boeing 747. One of the most successful plane ever produced by Boeing, often referred to by the nickname “Jumbo Jet” This classic American Icon has been in service since 1969. Here's the latest design iteration.

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