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ART/ARCHITECTURE – Johannes Vermeer

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Johannes Vermeer

The wrong things in our world are glamorous: fast cars, tomato throwing contests, actors – instead of the right things: going to bed early, long walks observing the sky at dusk, kindness… It’s not that nothing at all is glamorous, it’s just that we need to direct our admiration and excitement more wisely; we need

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Edward Hopper

ART/ARCHITECTURE – Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper is a painter of gloomy paintings that don’t make us feel gloomy. Instead, they help us to recognize the loneliness that so often lies, at the heart of sadness. In his Automat women sits alone drinking a cup of coffee It’s dark outside, and judging by her hat and coat, it’s cold. The

Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Why We Should Draw More (and Photograph Less)

Whenever something looks interesting, beautiful there’s a natural impulse to want to capture and preserve it, which means in this day and age that we will likely to reach for our phones and take picture. Though this might seem like an ideal solution, there is a big problem associated with it. We’re likely to be

One Reason Homes Cost So Much

One Reason Homes Cost So Much

In the UK and many other countries houses are expensive very expensive prices have been rising consistently for many decades In England, prices rose by 4255% between 1971 and 2011 If the price of a supermarket chicken had inflated by the same rate, It would cost 51 pounds and 18 pence by now Around 1950,

PHILOSOPHY – David Hume

PHILOSOPHY – David Hume

The 18th century writer, David Hume, is one of the world’s great philosophical voices because he hit upon a key fact about human nature- that we are more influenced by our feelings than by reason. This is, at one level, possibly a great insult to our self image, but Hume thought that if we could

How to Forgive

How to Forgive

Let’s say you just had a big row with someone close to you. They behaved terribly, maybe broke something and said something hideous to you. It’s so tempting to give up on them and just hate them, but there’s another way. Here’s a big idea People are almost never simply bad. What they are far