Two kinds of humour.
The Hidden Things.
The Hidden Things is the website we always wanted to have, but never had the courage to start.
For as long as we can think (probably longer), we’ve both been able to see the underlying structures which drive things and make them to what they are. The hidden connections between seemingly unrelated topics or issues. Discovering processes and making them transparent to others comes second nature to us.
And we’ve always enjoyed challenging our brains and our creativity by doing just these things.
(Btw, if that sounds like something you’d enjoy, too, then congratulations: You’ve found the website that’s been made just for you!)
But frankly, if you’re able to spot underlying patterns and how they could be transferred to other areas… if you love complex systems… if you enjoy discovering weird connections between seemingly unrelated things… in short: if you absolutely dig structures…
… that can be a pretty lonely business at times. (We know for sure we’ve felt a bit weird about our fondness for that on more than one occasion!)
When you sit in a meeting, for example, and you can see the different steps to a solution, how they connect with each other, and how you’d need to transfer some processes from another area in order to get there.
And then some other people either insist on sticking with the true and trusted (“We’ve always done it that way, so why get creative?”).
Or they can’t see the underlying structures, patterns and relations at all, and you’ve got a hard time explaining your train of thought to them.
Or, the first time you use a term like “structure” or “process”, they simply tune out. (And to be fair, you can’t even blame them because most of the time these terms are used in a boring, meaningless way…)
We think that’s not how it’s meant to be.
The love for structures, patterns and connections, the ability to discover them and to see behind things, and the passion for creativity, transfer and mental challenges, these things should be cherished and celebrated! ‘Cause they’re fun, right?
They’re beautiful, inspirational, playful, creative and open-minded.
So as we said, for years, we’ve been toying with the idea of something like The Hidden Things. A way to express our own passion for structure, and to connect with like-minded people.
There was always a “good” reason not to do it.
And then, one morning, we just looked at each other and decided to start. The rest, as they say, is history…
Now, we’ve told you a lot about how The Hidden Things came to be. About what it means to us (and hopefully will mean to you, too!).
We haven’t told you that much about us, because really, who cares about our bios when there are so many more interesting things to read?
But for those of you who really can’t help their curiosity, and since we admittedly did call this section “About Us”:
Oh, and if you share our passion for the underlying structures, patterns and connections in this world… if you’ve got a great idea for a project we could do together… or if you just want to say hi:
Please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!