Flores na Jardim Botânico

If you visit the Jardim Botânico in Brazil, you’ll likely stumble upon a mini-waterfall, friends with many legs, and exotic botanical life.

A 10hr Expedition to Kullaberg, Sweden

Copenhagen may be the happiest city in the world, but if you’d rather spend the day outdoors than walk Strøget again, explore the gorgeous Swedish landscape.

Design and the Danes

Design is everywhere, pervasive, all around, in dwellings, public spaces, and in factories. Defining design begins with deciding whether you use design as a noun or a verb. As a product, great design should be so seamless we become one with it and don’t notice it at all. When considering the verb, design translates dreams, values and ethics into tangible objects or experiences; it is a utilitarian and sign function.

Danish Views + Day Cares

After visiting 2 Danish Day Cares, I see them as a place where children learn how to be social humans with each other, their environment and country, as well as society. I’ll share with you 3 important Danish views on children.

Bikers, Bakeries, and Babies

I’ve been in Denmark for 6 days now. In that short time, I’ve discovered people are (in general) friendly and gorgeous, the city is well-designed with many pockets for public spaces (to be blogged about later!), almost everyone speaks English fluently, and the Danes are free-spirited, happy, and liberal (despite paying 50% of their wages to taxes). But, Copenhagen is also home to some of the best bikers, most delicious bakeries, and beautiful babies.

Bexley Hall

Alice: But I don’t want to go among mad people.

The Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.

Alice: How do you know I’m mad?

The Cat: You must be. Or you wouldn’t have come here.

Reflections on My First MechE Experience

For the past 2 days, I finally cashed in my CAD work time for some machine shop time! I love breaking and building new things, the smell of scorched wood, and the on-the-edge feeling that comes with using dangerous tools…