The semiotics of sitcom sofas (or How these iconic couches wormed their way into your memories)

The simplicity of a sitcom concept is part of what makes it successful. Every week (or several times a night once it’s all online) you get a repetition on a theme. This is what makes them so addictive. Like humour itself, a good sitcom is a killer mix of familiarity and surprise. Continue reading at … More The semiotics of sitcom sofas (or How these iconic couches wormed their way into your memories)

Vogue Magazine: A Quarter-Century Of The Faces Of Fashion

Guest post by G. John Cole. Beauty is a mystery, and human beauty all the more so. An attractive face holds a power that is beyond rational explanation; when Christopher Marlowe said that Helen’s face launched a thousand ships he referred to the fact that beauty can stir us to risk life, empire, and fortune. And it … More Vogue Magazine: A Quarter-Century Of The Faces Of Fashion

10 iPhone shortcuts that will improve your day

Your iPhone: it’s the Personal Assistant, portable computer, and confidante you never knew you needed! And if the most elegant of the smart phones can be frustrating from time to time, it’s still hard to imagine how you ever lived without it. So let’s take a look at a handful of sneaky shortcuts you may not have … More 10 iPhone shortcuts that will improve your day

How to Repurpose or Upcycle 38 Common Household Items

Be green and learn how to repurpose or upcycle common household items with alternative uses that will save the planet and your wallet. The green movement is a mindful approach to your material possessions, shopping responsibly, and being grateful for what you have. Being green is also about recognizing the full value and potential of … More How to Repurpose or Upcycle 38 Common Household Items

Everything Changes—How to Cope when life Throws Us for a Loop

If you’ve ever watched a tree swaying in the breeze, you’ll have been impressed by the way it stretches and adjusts to the changing conditions. It takes a pretty strong wind to blow down a tree. As a living, growing entity, it has evolved to cope with short and long-term pressures. Sure, the wind doesn’t … More Everything Changes—How to Cope when life Throws Us for a Loop