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73 | Treehouse

Turn The Page | July 6, 2020

We don’t have to be old and experienced to produce good ideas. Young designers can be surprisingly successful for their age.

I often write down my dreams immediately after waking up. So my first thought for introducing this edition of the Turn The Page was that I should discuss one of my dreams here. It turned out this would take up at least twice the space provided for this editorial. I figured that the message could also be made clear by a few keywords, put in the dream’s chronological order. It’s up to you to guess what happened: ‘Sweden, elevator, painting, sunset, wedding anniversary, wrong color, flowers, metal, seven years, children’s book, explosion.’

We obviously tend to become more associative in our dreams, almost as if we think like children again. At times, this can be beneficial, boosting creativity and helping to arrive at out-of-the-box solutions.

In the article ‘Who shapes a child’s world?’, about co-designing with kids, exactly this is discussed. It makes me realize we don’t have to be old and experienced to produce good ideas. Young designers can be surprisingly successful for their age. This is shown in, among other things, our three IDEXPO’s, the Story Behind Komovo and the Cover Story, in which we interviewed 24-year-old children’s book illustrator Maureen Wattenbergh. 

Perhaps you can learn from this and go back to being a child once in a while. This is one of the reasons why this edition’s theme is ‘Tree House’ (and why there’s a colouring picture on page 29, have fun!).

Since our previous edition was online-only, we’re excited to announce that this summer edition comes with two extra pages and a postcard! If you’re still hungry for more, we published two more articles in the online version of this edition. Make sure to check them out too! 

Read the 73th edition of TTP | Treehouse online. Get inspired by these passionate individuals we spoke to and enjoy!

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