Perception is a curious thing. Have you ever met a barely-recognisable friend after years apart, but felt at home the moment you hugged? There’s an emotional explanation, of course. But there’s also something about the unique combo of height, technique, power, and smell that form an unmistakable kind of ‘hug fingerprint.’ (Someday science will back … More 6 TV show filmsets reimagined with the interior design trends of 2019
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)
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
For a whole bunch of outdoor adventurers, the thrill of getting out into nature and walking, climbing, rafting, and skiing the landscape is the thrill of the authentic: farewell man-made rat-trap, goodbye digital realm, so long air-conditioned mediocrity. Continue reading at The Outbound.
There’s nothing quite like outdoor sports for getting the dopamine pumping and cheering yourself up – but for a double hit of dopamine plus laughter, the British Isles could be the destination you seek. Those green fields and misty pastures tend to fill up with weekender sportspeople come rain or shine, and while you’ll be … More Redefine Your Definition of Outdoor Athletics with These Weird British Sports
Maps are great. Everyone loves a map. But there’s only so much a conventional map can achieve. A map of a national park can help you find your way around at ground level. It can help you plan your route before you go, and to make arrangements in case members of your party should become … More 8 Topographic Maps of the World’s Most Stunning National Parks
We’re not talking about transferring your domestic drinking skills abroad. This isn’t about getting your drunk on as fast as possible, or getting stuck into the habitual early-evening mood settler after a hard day’s work. We’re talking about cultural research. Really, really tasty cultural research. Continue reading at makemytrip.