The invitation

[caption id="attachment_7649" align="alignright" width="200"] As 'yes' becomes 'ticket-yes'[/caption] USED TO THINK that 'N' was about pushing back on the culture of maybe, way back in 2015 when the idea of orchestrating 16N, a 16-way blind date was just a sketch on a napkin. But, that was early days. Now, with…

How I start an ‘N’

'16N' if you are hearing about this for the first time, is a conversation salon. A very specific kind, in which 16 people whose paths have never crossed will connect once, but briefly. In a city that has an 'N' in it. To discover together more in hosted conversation space…

Hello internet

WRITING TODAY. Lots. On email. Pencil-paper. In virtual blogs. At protected pages. Posting. Writing. Conversing. There are texts. There are sometimes phone calls. Things are starting to zoom into focus. Quickly, seamlessly. Not because of anything but one thing: committing to a thing. One thing. A focus. For me, this…

Starting all over

A NEW THING started today. We are opening a new circle of conversation participants in virtual dialogue. It's called THE VILLAGE. Reading the applications always gives me such a feeling of great warmth, because, as much as I want to quit all this email and blogging and have high-quality real…

Let’s meet in S P A C E

DESIGN KOMPANY are gathering people in online forums lately, to connect and reconnect. To talk together. In small circles, or larger ones. Sometimes this becomes real life, as in the salon series we have been hosting since 2006 in cities around the world when we find the moment of inspiration…

N + 1

'WHY' is the first question. 'Why are you making S P A C E?' 'Why are you doing Design Kompany?' 'Didn't you guys used to do branding?' 'What is N? What is the point?' QUESTIONS THAT ARE FAIR, but boring. I have thought about them, and how to deal with…