Alain de Botton – How We Fall in Love

Alain de Botton wrote “Essays in Love” and “The Course of Love” 20 years apart from one another. Both books deal with a subject of becoming infatuated with someone and falling in love. The first novel is about a rather intense but short lasting relationship of a young architect with a girl called Chloe. The…

Bad Batch – When a Cannibal Falls in Love

“Bad Batch” by Ana Lily Amirpour is a film telling an unusual love story of a cannibal falling quite surprisingly and unexpectedly for a young girl whom he first attempts to eat but then decides not to. Strange? Wrong? Oh yes. In this near future everyone who gets a court order for committing any offence…

The Story of One Almost Famous Artist

Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) directed by Noah Baumbach take us inside a dramatic emotional landscape of one quirky artistic family living in New York. Harold (Dustin Hoffman) is a great sculpturer, now somewhere in his 80s. He has had a successful career of a university professor, inspired generations of students and almost became as…

The Deeper into the Forest the Darker it Gets

Paul Torday’s novels have a supernatural dimension without being particularly religious. It makes them very interesting to read. Unlike his other books “Light Shining in the Forest” is a crime story about 3 abducted children. With the police being involved in a political cover up and not interested in the disappearances it is up to…

Cool Kid Has Got Cool Boots

In my new job I get cool shoes for free twice a year which only proves that sometimes it’s good to change a job. I can now sit all day and look at them with pride and admiration. I’ve moved up the retail food chain and the shoes are a living proof of that.

The Mountain

Have you ever fancied being a mountain? Living a simple life of stillness and slow change, progression that happens over centuries and years rather than hours or minutes? Now your dream can come true. In this augmented reality app called simply The Mountain you are being given your own piece of land to look after….

Moving Houses – Bye, Room!

My general thought on the process of moving is that once you get to pack your stuff you always realise you have a bit more than you expected. I’m proud of my own ability to give up on things that I value when I feel it’s time to progress. But I often think I could…

Plants Sanctuary

Mimosa Pudica is a plant I got from my friend Maria as a goodbye present when I was leaving my last job. It reacts strongly to changes in the surrounding environment: touch, temperature, sun, rain, even mild wind. It’s very sensitive and closes up its leaves when detects anything that worries it. But tonight it…

London Break

Coffee after a hard week of work is not going to kill you – it is going to save you! Photo Agnes Prygiel

Quality Worship

Travis Greene is a worship musician coming from a church background. His albums are very well recorded and produced, enjoyable to listen to and for me privately quite meditative. It may not be for everyone or not for everyday but it is definitely genuine and good to listen to from time to time.

The Adventures of a Guy with a Magical Trumpet

“Samorost” is an iPhone game with an unusual story. The main character is a guy who one day finds a magical trumpet on his lawn. When he puts it by his ear – he hears plants’ and animals’ voices. When he plays the trumpet – he communicates with the outside world through music. He needs…