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Halcyon actively monitors change covering more than 150 key elements of life.

A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book, which will be published later in 2023. The introduction is available here and further extracts will appear on this site in the coming months. Please get in touch with any questions or thoughts.

The 52:52:52 project, launching both on this site and on Twitter in mid 2023 will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.


What's Changing? - Design
Halcyon Identifies 28 May 2023


Please see below selected recent design-related change.


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May 2023

  • With office occupancy hovering at 50% of pre-pandemic levels, some companies are redesigning their offices for the hybrid age - spaces where employees can come together and collaborate, but also engage in distraction-free deep work, according to Time. Some new offices are more like a mix between an office and a social club, with cosy couches, conference rooms and rotating pop-up art exhibits.


December 2022

On Incompleteness
Halcyon In Kal… 27 April 2023


In 1883, Antoni Gaudí began working on the Sagrada Família in Barcelona and before his death managed to complete the crypt, apse and part of the Nativity facade. Work slowed during the 1930s and 40s, then picked up again in the 1950s and a series of architects carried on Gaudí’s work, completing new towers and facades.

What's New? - Design
Halcyon Identifies 31 December 2022


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On Tales
Fairy tales
Halcyon Imagines 24 May 2020


A leading web curator noted that children’s books, especially classic ones with timeless wisdom for grown-ups, can be combined with minimalist posters that show complex stories or ideas in clean graphics.

A series of such hyper-minimalist takes on beloved children’s classics was created by designer Christian Jackson.

What's Changing? - Data
Halcyon Identifies 27 June 2018


Please see below selected recent data-related intelligence.


Pre 2018

On Calvin and Hobbes
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Halcyon In Kal… 27 June 2018

"Possibly the best comic strip EVER in the history of the entire universe", claimed one commentator.

I think Dennis the Menace (in its heydey), Gaston Lagaffe and one or others may occupy the same pantheon as Calvin and Hobbes, but there is little doubt that, for all those of us who have been deeply touched by the warmth, humour, sheer humanity with which Bill Watterson blessed us over so many years, these creations occupy a very special place in our hearts.

On Biomimicry
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Halcyon In Kal… 18 April 2016

Visiting Luc Schuiten's Vegetal City exhibition in Brussels back in 2009 served as an eye-opening introduction to the potential that biomimicry might play in helping us design a sustainable future.

Many projects are already underway; some young architects are designing structures made completely out of living trees, while others are imagining how our great cities might return to their more natural state.

A related website tried to organise all biological information by function and asked the question - what we can we learn from this organism (e.g. any inventor, anywhere, at the moment of creation, could ask "how does nature remove salt from water?")

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We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life - Jim Rohn

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