All roads lead to Rome

No one situation, sale, or journey is ever the same; there are too many variables at play. As Christie’s international director of auctioneering Hugh Edmeades puts it: “There are many different ways of getting from London to Paris, but as long as you get to Paris, that’s all that counts.” The only consistent navigation seems […]

Kurt Vonnegut: ‘Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God.’

“Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.” ― Kurt Vonnegut You can hear Kurt Vonnegut repeat this quote at the beginning of 1 Giant Leap track ‘Daphne’ below. […]

How to unthink

Knowledge can be a hindrance. The more we know, the more likely we’re to hesitate in times of execution. So the overthinking basketball player misses a wide-open layup, the tennis player misses an easy return, or the painter or writer can’t seem to get their inspiration to convert on a blank canvas. Stalling is a […]

The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life

What if we could be, or at least feel like we were on vacation all the time? That vibe is at the core of Laurence Shorter’s new book The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life, a book he wrote by being bored out of his mind. Instead of practicing mindfulness and meditation, Shorter took 3 months […]

Writing by walking

“With writing as with walking you often find that you’re not heading exactly where you thought you wanted to go. There’ll be missteps and stumbles, journeys into dead ends, the reluctant retracing of your steps. And you have to tell yourself that’s just fine, that it’s a necessary, and not wholly unenjoyable, part of the […]