Listening seeds ideas. Overheard dialogue, especially misheard words, are auditory stimulants for the imagination. Said Joan Didion in her essay “On Keeping a Notebook:” “See enough and write it down, I tell myself, and then some morning when the world seems drained of wonder, some day when I am only going through the motions of doing […]
When we drop a coin in the dark, our first instinct is to look for the nearest lite brite (be it a streetlight or our phone) to find it. But the initial frustration of blindness provides enough luminosity. We are victims of ignoring the obvious — the coin is often just below our feet. It […]
“We make lists because we don’t want to die,” said Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco. The problem with lists though is that we tend to include things we enjoy doing like writing, reading, meditating, along with other habits we should do, like exercise or our grocery shopping. When we fail to cross an item […]
Time is to clock as mind is to brain. The clock or watch somehow contains the time. And yet time refuses to be bottled up like a genie stuffed in a lamp. Whether it flows as sand or turns on wheels within wheels, time escapes irretrievably, while we watch. Even when the bulbs of the […]
National Geographic photographer and producer of some my most favorite adventure documentary films including Meru and most recently Free Solo Jimmy Chin, is teaching an adventure photography course on MasterClass. Push the limits of photography If you follow the world-renowned photographer Jimmy Chin on Instagram, you’ll know he’s a daredevil climber and mountaineer with a keen eye for […]
Video editor Jaume R. Lloret compiled some of the vehicles from Wes Anderson movies including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Grand Budapest Hotel. What aesthetic eye candy!
1. BRAIN KNITTED HAT UNIQUE THINKING CAP Fall is around the corner. Winter is looming. What better way to protect your noggin and boost your IQ than with a woven brain hat. If you read the customer comments, it looks like it fits those with big heads the best. 2. HARRY POTTER HOUSE TRUNK SETS […]
Taped in June 1997, the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos outlines his vision for his company’s music and books webstore model. Flash forward 21 years later, and the company is not only corroding the retail sector by selling everything online, it also owns everything from grocery stores, newspapers, its own web services, to who know’s […]
In Japan, adults are wrapping themselves up in a tight blanket like a baby (or a burrito) to help them relax in an always-on world. The practice helps alleviate muscle stiffness, especially along the spine. Now that’s one way to rest up!