Everybody needs some time alone. Monks have their abbeys, Henry David Thoreau had Walden Pond, and Popular Science Design Consultant Ken Isaacs had his dodecahedral Meditator, modeled after the Pythagorean concept of universe's atomic building blocks. Cut the plywood panels using the layout provided in our magazine, sand the pieces and apply enamel, and finally, assemble them into the geometric structure. Glue graphics inside the Meditator to create a "pholage," or a "photo collage."
"It's difficult to predict, but you may find the sensation akin to that mystical communion with nature that you experience when alone in a forest -- or the sense of peace you feel in an empty cathedral," Isaacs said when describing how it would feel to sit inside the Meditator. "or you may develop sudden insights as you study the picture-fragments of your world--and be swept by the conviction that you're 'getting it all together' at last."
Read the full story in "Your Very Own Meditator"