Link Love for the Top Posts in Art, Travel, Mental Health and More

Here is this week’s roundup of the best posts from around the web in all things smart and creative!

Strange, but Fascinating

Click, Hum, Whir: An Orchestra of Obsolete Technology via weburbanist

Art, Design, Creativity

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer died this week at 104 years old. Many design blogs did lovely post tributes to him including Grassrootsmodern (where I found the above video) and Dezeen where there was a roundup of his most famous buildings.

This new book looks terrific. Interview with the author @whipup

Weburbanist shares: “An unused building at the Monterrey Institute of Technology’s León Campus in Mexico was stripped to its frame and re-imagined as a dynamic ‘creative laboratory’ with transparent walls and an undulating wooden facade.”

2Modern shared beautiful watercolor art from Jan Heaton.

Travel and Places

“Christmas shoppers in Madrid can stroll under glittering circles of LEDs designed by Italian architect Teresa Sapey”, explains Dezeen.

Jennifer Maerz of The Bold Italic talks about the idea that tech is ruining San Francisco

About the Brain

The Memory Palace mnemonic strategy works with virtual environments. Via British Psychological Society.

What Neuroscience Really Teaches Us and What it Doesn’t. A really smart New Yorker article.

Music Therapy for the Alzheimer’s Disease Patients. Via Brain Blogger.

Oliver Sacks’ Hallucinations book review by Guardian Observer’s .

Mental Health and Life Wellness

I loved the above flow chart shared by Dr. Deb. So right on.

In a Constantly Plugged-In World, It’s Not All Bad to Be Bored. New York Times.

Research Explores Markers of Depression From Childhood to Adulthood. Association for Psychological Science.

Other Interesting Things

Two Seasons in Paradise with Joe Hollis. A BioStories article by Jesika Feather about Joe. She explains: “Mountain Gardens is a wonderland, a four-acre paradise, and an archetype of the existence we self-proclaimed revolutionaries strive for.”

Happy weekend and happy reading!

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