A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.
Desire or be curious to know something.
Feel admiration and amazement; marvel.

As wholeminded~wholehearted designers we are in a constant state of deepening our “wonderstanding” about the world around us and the “wonder-filled” work that others are doing. Here are things that are inspiring us at the moment.

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May 31, 2016

Janet Echelman: Taking Imagination Seriously

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A ...

May 31, 2016

Andy Goldsworthy

Artist Andy Goldsworthy creates outdoor works of art from found materials. Working with the location, water, sun, leaves, stones and wood in the UK and Japan. Originally broadcast in the UK in 1992....

May 31, 2016

Cindy Foley Think Like an Artist

What is the purpose and value of Art education in the 21st Century? Foley makes the case the Art’s critical value is to develop learners that think like Artists which means learners who are creative, curious, that seek questions, ...

May 31, 2016

David Kelly Creative Confidence

Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his ...

May 31, 2016

Mindfulness Research

A research team in Chicago has spent a year studying whether students who are taught to be in touch with their emotions do better academically. And they say the initial results are promising....

May 31, 2016

Unwritten: The Story of a Living Ecosystem

Existing narratives around education are demoralizing and have edited out foundational principles of how individuals learn. Unwritten: The Story of a Living System proposes a new tale with a resolution that benefits students....

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