Eight years ago, the artist Shepard Fairey made the iconic image that captured a period of HOPE in America. Today we are in a very different moment, one that requires new images that reject the hate, fear, and open racism that were normalized during the 2016 presidential campaign. So on Inauguration Day, We the People will flood Washington, DC with NEW symbols of hope.
At a moment when the world seems to be spinning out of control, religion might feel irrelevant — or like part of the problem. But Rabbi Sharon Brous believes we can reinvent religion to meet the needs of modern life. In this impassioned talk, Brous shares four principles of a revitalized religious practice and offers faith of all kinds as a hopeful counter-narrative to the numbing realities of violence, extremism and pessimism.
We love this story about the Smile Project that was shared with us from Bored Panda.
Mehmet Genç is a Turkish travel photographer who goes by the name of Rotasiz Seyyah (roughly translated as “nomad without a route”). His pictures are stunning but one project in particular will really put a smile on your face. He calls it “You Are So Beautiful” and the idea is simple. Genç tells the people he meets on his travels that they’re beautiful and then captures their responses on film. And as you can see from the pictures below, his subjects often react in the sweetest of ways.
So in your own little world, when you get the opportunity, be kind, have your own Smile Project, tell someone they are beautiful. You will light up their face and make their day.
September is Design season in London. Everywhere I went, from Pure, to 100% Design, to Top Drawer, to London Design Fair, I always had in hand my Stuart & Lau Cary Briefcase to collect all the brochures and business cards of the brands I liked. Time and time again that it was the bag that caught attention and not my sparkling personality. In a tribute to Shanghai, the city that has been home to the founders, Stuart & Lau has made this short film to celebrate the latest addition to their collection, the Constant Briefcase.