Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

A WAY TO GO THROUGH THE CREDIT CRUNCH? March 30, 2009

Filed under: Economy — magdanieto @ 9:56 pm
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Just got an advice from a wise man, that have been able to keep going in business no matter how many economics recessions, problems, obstacles in life have been putting in front of him to stopping him keep in business.

That man is my father, and in the conversation that we had about how he is dealing with the economy and budgets of the events that he helps to organise in Colombia, he gave me his thoughts about it and how he dealing with them:

I asked him if there it was too much uncertainty about the financial situation?

He answered me: The Recession is something in the mind of each person, and each individual have to resolve it, using the reason and the logic of its own purchase power……. and the crisis are for using them to know how to invest for the future.

I said: You’re right, this moments is to invest, getting the trust back and letting that the situation gets better.

And he said: These moments the sellers are in a need position where they give good price and facilities for payment, where you just need to know the best way to use those opportunities.

Then he left me because he need to authorised some proposals to send for getting him more business and as he thinks, when you “invoice” your services you have assure that the money will come in and that how he believes his business will keep going.

Don’t know if is the right way to think, but what I can say is that until now he have been able to run a business for over 30 years, giving the opportunity to many people to be employed, being busy and able to feed many families.

 

Turn Off the Lights this Saturday 28th March 26, 2009

Filed under: Events — magdanieto @ 5:38 pm
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Off the Lights WWFS

60 Earth Hour is a campaign from WWFs to create, maintain the awareness of the global warning and climate change. The campaign expects that more than 1 billion people in the world switch off the lights at 8:30pm or the 20:30 hours. No matter where you are, just when your watch announce the time, switch it off.

But to be able to do this, needs the help of everyone. How you can help? here are some suggestions from the website

1. Tell your friends: Create the pyramid effect. One tells two, those 2 tells 2 others, making 4 new people aware and keep going.

2. Why not hosting a party? invite all your friends and host a party under the lights of the moon or candles.

To get to know more about it, this is what the page says:

YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.

 

What I found and love at the MET March 19, 2009

In my continuing search for looking of things that are designed to create experiences, to change and influence people in their behaviours, attitudes and ways of seeing life, I found in my last visit to New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art two designs that not only inspired me but brought me back to my love of space.

Creating experiences, change or influence people behaviours through the things people do, have been always something that I have feel passion about. At the MET, I re-encountered one of my favourite architects and found another one that express through his design the passion of wood.

Frank Lloyd Wright in his Living room from the Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota, designed 1912-14.

Lloyd Wright

What do I like about this room? Well the whole concept of the design express in the different objects in the room. Is a family of objects that correlates together making a whole. The furniture looks as the windows, as the lamps, as the sealing. Is a room that have a continuity of the design that will let the natural light enter and become part of the space as another principal actor.

Another thing that I like about the space is that the design is not only reflected in the interior but also in the exterior. The Museum is thinking to reconstructing the exterior facades in the side passageways and let the visitors enjoy the view of the Central Park through the room.

The other architect, which I found at the museum and I didn’t about his existence but reassure my interest in Japan and its interesting way of appreciating nature is George Nakashima, an American Japanese architect and wood maker.

nakashima-george

The image is an example of his work, unfortunately my camera ran out of battery and I couldn’t take a photo of the room at the museum. But the room and the furniture are amazing. Love the idea of how nature is express in his beauty itself and the way of imperfections become the principal beauty of the furniture, as well, as the simplicity. If you are interest in get to know more about his job to can find more information here.

If you have a chance to be in New York, go to the MET and see these two rooms. George Nakashima is in the H Room, Japanese Art in the Second Floor and Frank Lloyd Wright is in the first floor in the American Wing Exhibition.

Just remember that in America the first floor is the ground floor in UK.

 

Flatpack Festival 2009 March 10, 2009

Filed under: Artistic,Creative,Entertainment,Events — magdanieto @ 2:58 pm
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Flatpack Festival 2009Designing experiences, designing stories. What a better way to interact and enjoy other peoples ideas that come together and can be seem in a screen.

Flatpack Festival 2009, another event where I am involve. Is a film festival, where:

The general idea was (and is) to show things that people might not get to see otherwise, and create a sense of occasion by using different venues, putting films alongside live elements and mixing things up.

Festival no.1 included Portland’s unique Vladmaster Experience, the UK premiere of Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and a tribute to sound artist Henry Jacobs. Festival no.2 was a bit bigger, with more installations, an opening do in St Paul’s Church, guests including Broadcast, Andy Votel and Misty’s Big Adventure, and previews of Paprika and The Science of Sleep.

We had a breather in 2008 for a bit of long-term planning and the break paid off, with the UK Film Council picking the festival as one of seven key national events in recognition of our “innovative approach to programming and PR.” Nice reward after a couple of years slogging on teeny budgets, and along with commitments from Arts Council England and ScreenWM it has helped us step up our ambitions for festival no.3 and beyond.

Flatpack Festival is organised and directed by 7 Inch Cinema a company that showcase all what is creative in the film industry. Where Pip McKnight and Ian Francis

For this event you will see me as the volunteer and ticketing coordinator, an experience that I have been enjoying and can’t wait to meet all the people who will come to the event.

 

Museum of Sex, New York

Filed under: Artistic,Entertainment,Memory,Uncategorized — magdanieto @ 2:24 pm

Museum of Sex in New York.

An experience, something to do or enjoy-

Things that I found and thought it would be good to take a photo of, is the facts about animals and sex.

Animals are not that different from humans, or humans are just animals that cant talk.

Take a look of the photos below: