The School of Life
The School of Life is a new social enterprise offering good ideas for everyday living.
Based in a small shop in behind King’s Cross in London, they offer a variety of programs and services concerned with how to live wisely and well.
Addressing such questions as why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better.
The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about these and other concerns. You will not be cornered by any dogma, but directed towards a variety of ideas – from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – that tickle, exercise and expand your mind. You’ll meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.
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One of my favourite brands of all time.
Atelier de Production et de Creation is the combination of a beautifully understated, yet very recognisable brand with a product that sits back and lets the quality of craft do the talking. In a world becoming more and more bent on shoving brands in our faces, its refreshing when one employs subtlety as its selling point. There is a reason this brand goes from strength to strength.
Knurling is a manufacturing process, typically conducted on a lathe, whereby a visually-attractive diamond-shaped (criss-cross) pattern is cut or rolled into metal or wood. This pattern allows hands or fingers to get a better grip on the knurled object than would be provided by the originally-smooth surface. I like knurled surfaces.
wikipedia link here
Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894 – 1986) was a French photographer and painter.
Born in Courbevoie (a city outside of Paris) to a wealthy family, he is most famous for his stunning photos of automobile races, planes and fashionable Parisian women from the turn of the century. Read on…
Since the age of eight, John Landy has been collecting moths and butterflies. Now 80, John has quite the collection, possibly one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. This afternoon I was treated to a viewing and blown away – the variety of shape, size and color was staggering. To top it off, not only is each specimen meticulously positioned and hand labelled, John also hand makes each box
I couldn’t figure out whether it was a big football match or some sort of carnival the night before, but this morning the streets were literally strewn with tired souls