Summary of “These ingenious hot plates hook right onto your wall”

2 minute Read. I once had the chance to peek my head into the kitchen at Alinea, the avant-garde Chicago restaurant that’s also one of the top-ranked in the world.
The standard elements of commercial kitchens, with their industrial griddles, stoves, and salamander broilers, were almost completely absent.
The flexible, spartan design of Alinea’s kitchen has stuck with me since.
Dubbed Ordine, it’s a pair of induction burners ringed in copper, designed to look beautiful hanging on the wall.
The improvisational nature of using Ordine is by design.
People can already design a kitchen with modular hot spots.
Fabita hired Adriano Design specifically to get people thinking about its core technologies differently, and to help Fabita launch its own line of appliances rather than merely manufacture them for other brands as it does today.
The Ordino doesn’t exist as a product today, but it’s currently being developed for production in the second half of 2019, the designers tell me.

The orginal article.

Summary of “Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?”

For many, Burning Man conjures up images of dust-covered attendees, known as “Burners”, dancing in the desert cut off from society.
Some see these camps as fundamentally opposed to the basic tenets of Burning Man.
Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell has taken the unprecedented step of withdrawing invitations to one turnkey camp – “Humano the Tribe” – and warning dozens of others.
In a blog post, Ms Goodell wrote that she was “Stunned” by the growing “Commodification and exploitation of Black Rock City and Burning Man culture”.
“Part of what makes Burning Man unique and powerful is that everyone has to work hard to be there.”
Greg Reynoso, 29, has been attending Burning Man for almost a decade.
Reflecting on the statement made by Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell, Greg describes his response as “Measured positivity”.
Greg says an important part of Burning Man is the level of preparation it takes.

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Summary of “The Four Burners Theory: The Downside of Work-Life Balance”

One way to think about work-life balance is with a concept known as The Four Burners Theory.
The Four Burners Theory says that “In order to be successful you have to cut off one of your burners. And in order to be really successful you have to cut off two.”
My initial reaction to The Four Burners Theory was to search for a way to bypass it.
Of course, you are free to divide your time equally among all four burners, but you have to accept that you will never reach your full potential in any given area.
What is the best way to handle these work-life balance problems? I don’t claim to have it figured out, but here are three ways of thinking about The Four Burners Theory.
A third way to manage your four burners is by breaking your life into seasons.
You don’t have to give up on your dreams forever, but life rarely allows you to keep all four burners going at once.
The Four Burners Theory reveals a truth everyone must deal with: nobody likes being told they can’t have it all, but everyone has constraints on their time and energy.

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Summary of “The Vanishing Idealism of Burning Man”

In his book, Doherty sums up the ethos-cum-aesthetic of Burning Man well, writing that “Lots of Burning Man art has that same feel, of amusingly absurd intellectualized nonsense, the kinds of ideas that slightly skewed creative people brainstorm about on late nights at caf├ęs and around the hardwood living room floor after the fourth glass of wine or third bowl of pot, but actually executed.” Even today, when there’s an application process, and the organization spends large sums of money funding work, art at Burning Man still seems to adhere to the same principles: the bigger or more spectacular, the better.
David Best built his first temple out of scrap wood at Burning Man in 2000.
Best’s installation appears with 13 others at the Renwick, each of them by an artist or collective that has shown work at Burning Man.
Five Ton Crane’s bus-cum-movie theater invites a more passive form of participation, but its size and meticulousness give you a sense of how art making at Burning Man is also a form of world building.
A sculpture can become a directional marker for navigating the playa: Leo Villareal, an artist who’s now represented by the blue-chip Pace Gallery and has a work on view at the Renwick, made his first light sculpture in 1997 at Burning Man “As a way to get home at night” amid the desert darkness, he said.
Burning Man is “The anti-look but don’t touch,” explained dancer, part-time art critic, and six-time Burner Larissa Archer.
Burning Man didn’t start in the desert, but there’s a reason it has thrived there: Miles of parched earth make for a perfect blank canvas.
The artworks of Burning Man don’t always make sense outside of the desert because, as much as they exist on their own merits, they’re just as importantly only one facet of the demonstration of human creativity that is Burning Man.

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Summary of “The Amazing Bureaucracy of Burning Man”

The Burning Man fixation on MOOP is born in part from a leave-no-trace philosophy, but it’s also a defensive posture against the Bureau of Land Management and the state of Nevada, both of which seem to be torn between wanting to smite the heathen bacchanal and wanting to charge more every year for the Special Recreation Permit Burning Man needs to exist.
For a psychedelic, safety-third debauch, Burning Man has an awful lot of rules.
Its lawmaking body is the Burning Man Organization-often referred to as the Org, or more jokingly as the Borg.
Witness sentences like this, one of many similar ones to be found on the official Burning Man website: “As part of the organization restructuring efforts, several subcommittees were formed to decentralize management and to include more key stakeholders in decision-making.”
Along with fireworks, firearms, and drones, other items explicitly prohibited at Burning Man include dogs, feathers, and two-ply toilet paper.
Your gated community’s homeowner’s association has nothing on Burning Man when it comes to bylaws.
To be clean is to imply that others are dirty, and at Burning Man, no one is dirty.
Several years ago, I was able to hang out with a guy who had been employed by the Burning Man Organization.

The orginal article.