The news is so very terrible, it is weighing on everyone we know. What to do? These two messages from Yoko Ono really help.
If there ever was a writer whose songs spoke gently to the hidden dark and broken parts of ourselves, it is Leonard Cohen. Spend the weekend streaming his music/poetry via a complete chronological playlist.
Richard Turner is considered the world’s greatest card sharp. His prowess at card magic is astonishing, all the more so because he is blind. Here are his principles for overcoming obstacles.
When he was thirty-two, Alexander Calder visited the legendary Mondrian’s studio in Paris. The experience changed his life. Here’s what Calder saw.
Cyrille Aimee building every element of a song, from percussion to backup singers, from bed is a perfect, and amazingly synchronous, way to start the day.
Sculptor Ruth Asawa’s work became more moving for knowing some of her life story. Then an astute psychotherapist friend shared his insight into her use of wire in her remarkable sculptures.
Reading Mads Refslund’s inspired cookbook, Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty, I realize that I’ve been employing a simple strategy for using unexpected greens and stems for years: simply envision salad leaves as a ...
What a curious pleasure it would be to spot a slick of gold on someone’s ear…or face or…
In yet another high-design, uninhabited space recently sold at auction in Australia, we discovered a surprising design flaw at odds its superlative description. It made us look closely into kitchen islands, and the mixed messages ...
Sometimes tiny inventions happen by seeing the possible solution out of the corner of your eye.
I must have been eight or so when my father took me to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to give me a seminal lesson about art that resonates more than ever.
A number of cities now observe Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day, in honor of the people who inhabited America before Columbus. We’re mindful of them both, while turning to this Navajo blessing to celebrate ...
Our favorite thing to do is work on projects while listening to music. We plan to do a lot of it this long Columbus day weekend accompanied by a chronological playlist with four decades of ...
We haven’t got a thing to add to artist Debra Rapoport’s perfect, powerful 111-word philosophy of living (except to make a big loud sign out of part of it):
Designer/imagineer Dominic Wilcox applies a unique philosophy to encourage kid’s to invent things. Grownups can use it to spark their creativity.
When her laptop got marooned for a week in Grand Central Station’s Lost Luggage Department, book editor and writer Harriet Bell discovered what it is like to live without it.