What at first seems like quite an unassuming if solid tome, on further inspection just blew me away. Read on…
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.
Find out more here
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
If you’re a figurative artist you need to come and spend some time here.
Still life photographer Guido Mocafico first came to my attention for a stunningly lit series on oysters that he had shot for Paris-based fashion magazine Numero. I then discovered a hardback copy of his three volume book, Venenum – of which one volume is a series on snakes. Superb printing (care of my favourite art book publishers, Steidl) and mesmerising imagery.
A visual feast from the brilliant mind of UK-based director Chris Cunningham. This video for Bjork’s ‘All is full of love’ was one of the guiding lights for my desire to get into computer graphics and animation