Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time
Diane Ackerman

The Power of Whimsy

The Power of Whimsy

Jan 9, 2013-- Public spaces serve multiple functions for society and, more and more, they are being utilized in ever-creative ways. In many of these cases, whimsy seems to be at the heart of the matter, even if it is not the main driver. For instance, in a bid to improve public health by encouraging more people to use the stairs instead of the escalator, The Fun Theory (a Volkswagen initiative) transformed a set of Stockholm subway stairs into piano keys -- each step a person took played a note. As a result, 66 percent more people took the stairs than the escalator. In another example, a Dutch railway company had a slide installed atop one of the stairways leading down to a station in Utrecht and dubbed it a 'transfer accelerator.' This delightful piece shares more. (17255 reads)

Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionDo something differently today that invites the power of whimsy into your life.

Quote Bulletin

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 245,214 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?

Trending DailyGoods Feb 17: When Someone Threw Coffee at My Face (26,701 reads) Jan 29: Spiritual Practices for Times of Crisis (21,687 reads) Feb 25: 7 Simple Ways to Cultivate Comfort (13,884 reads) Feb 4: Ninety-Six Words for Love (13,997 reads) Feb 6: How I Became an Entrepreneur at 66 (0 reads)

More ...