In pursuit of steady ground, we find ourselves looking to the past for solutions, inspiration, humility and truth. This more complete perspective allows us to weigh and measure the findings of today and yesterday, to pick what is appropriate, what works and what is real, and discard the obsolete, superfluous or absurd. Returning to first principles, original baselines and classic simplicity we take what has worked to solve what hasn’t, equipping ourselves with the wisdom of the ages as we correct and forge our path ahead. The Alpine review Issue 2 (The Returns Issue) is featuring:
Betterness (by Paul Bennett)
The concept of Mastery is a powerful one, too often lost in today’s multitasked, cross-functional times. We pride ourselves in being…
You are what you share
In the context of the new chef craze, iconic culinary figure Jacques Pépin underlines the everlasting importance of simplicity and humility,…
Frugal innovation (by Charles Leadbeater)
Where do you go to find innovative solutions to complex problems? Charles Leadbeater argues that sometimes the most game-changing ideas come from…
An Unconventional Investment Property
Three miles off the coast of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in the world’s largest freshwater lake, sits an undeveloped 90-acre island with an agenda.
Designing for uncertainty
Responsible design requires thinking ahead, outside of the realm of today’s definition of normalcy, and bravely facing the risks head-on. Anab Jain of Superflux shares her curiosity for the near-future, superdensity and the power of suspended disbelief.
Country crushes (by Michelle Lhooq)
What makes the global culture industry fall for some countries and not others?