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The School of Life

1st September, 2007

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.

Find out more here


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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.

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Idi Amin

For thirty five years, Clive Limpkin, one of the unsung heroes of Fleet Street, worked as a photographer with the Daily Express, The Sketch, The Sun and The Daily Mail, while feature writing for The Sunday Times and The Observer.

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jacques-henri lartigue

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…

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Shopping, posing

 

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Kids teach themselves Read on…

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On suburbia

John Landy's butterflies

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

yesterday

Spotted on the pavement while on a stroll through Melbourne. Read on…

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What at first seems like quite an unassuming if solid tome, on further inspection just blew me away. Read on…

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. Read on…

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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

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Multitouch interfaces are the future. Read on…

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If you’re a figurative artist you need to come and spend some time here.

hans bellmer

Hans Bellmer (1902 – 1975) was a German artist, best known for the life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Read on…