we made a list of guilt-free escapism for anyone confined to and all-too-familiar apartment. our intention in making this list was to select content that is vaguely improving but primarily delightful, and suitable for all the family. most of the content has been paid for by various public broadcasting corporations and is put on youtube as a gift to humanity.
1-13 - kenneth clark's civilisation. a very personal view of european cultural from a time before political correctness
14 - the minoans with bettany hughes. sunshine, intrigue and a very flirtatious (then) young presenter combine to make this pure viewing...
This month's hero is Oakland, California based artist and teacher Jenny Odell. She captured our attention and will be allowed to keep our attention for some time to come.
In her deeply thought provoking book, developed from her essay How to do Nothing she has lots of lessons as to how to cope with internet addiction.
Our key take away is an old wisdom, but one worth repeating. In order to kick and addiction, you have to replace it with something else. Odell has taught us to train our attention to the...
Born in Muswell Hill, suburban London, in 1963, to a geography teacher father and an artist mother, Whiteread became prominent among the crop of artists that defined the spirit of 90s London, that include Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas.
She captured public attention by showing us what we don't see - the air and space that make up our familiar surroundings. Above is her most famous work - 'house' where she cast the entire interior of a typical London Victorian.
More tender moments are achieved with the same technique,...
When did you last fry some good white fish in the pan, with just butter and salt?
If you can get your hands on good, fresh white fish, you don't need any sauces or fancy hassle. Fresh white fish will have a taste similar to butter, especially cod, sole and halibut, and you can really tease that flavor by keeping things super simple.
Instead of complicated ingredients, you need to master a few simple principles to get the best out of this dish.
1: Selecting the fish.
Fish should never smell of fish. Good fish will smell...
Some fresh new tracks interspersed with a little evergreen 90s nostalgia for lazy drives through the late August heat and afternoons by the pool.
One of the most important ways to manifest a sense of mastery is to suggest that you are not trying too hard. Like the swan, gliding over the water, and paddling hard below, your personal style should appear elegant, but nobody can ever know how hard you worked to achieve that look, because nobody likes a try-hard.
If you spend a lot of time on pintrest or instagram, or leafing through catalogues and magazines, you will see a lot of perfect interiors.
However the real beauty is achieved not by attaining perfect order, but by nearly achieving...