On a hot day, we can think of nothing more inspiring and refreshing than Pascoal’s astonishing Musica de Lagoa, made in a lagoon…inspiration for our own summer music.
We’ve collected some two-or-three-word clusters from our readings that “take the top of our head off”, Emily Dickinson’s definition of a good poem.
Tiny Japanese restaurant Davelle employs inspired tricks to create a “bright and thoughtful little world” and a lovely feeling of wabi-sabi.
Type in any modern address to see it on earth millions of years ago, for a powerful shift of view. Then read what poet Gary Snyder has to say…
Recent research revealing altruistic communities of trees is changing the way we view Nature and the meaning of community.
On July 4, 2010, poet Mary Oliver found a whale bone on the beach and wrote a poem about it, full of ‘looking, and touching, and loving’: a fine way to celebrate independence.
Taking a virtual house tour of designer Maira Kalman’s apartment “laboratory” gave us some great ideas, including a way to discover our dream house.
Why do we humans think we should survive with all parts intact, that only that is wholeness?
In this 3-minute video, Harlem fried chicken legend Charles Gabriel shares the secrets to perfect, REAL fried chicken.
Achaan Chah, the Thai meditation master, devised a simple mind-shift that loosens our grip on the impossible notions of perfection and forever.
The New York Times’ 6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong set us straight about a few things. But Epictetus really gets to the heart of the matter.
Tired of designing for consumption, Dina Amin employs her love of taking things apart and tinkering to create tiny videos that are charming and illuminating.
During the Summer Solstice, the sun will bathe us in sunlight for longer than any other day of the year. That deserves a poem, one of Mary Oliver’s most famous, The Summer Day.
The quest for a calming, private space can feel like an impossible dream, particularly for those who share tight living quarters. Here are some ideas…