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Tweet : Jan 20th 2018 12:00
Rousseau wrote that to live is "not to breathe but to act." It can be difficult to find the motivation to do the latter, but we can take small steps to transform ourselves into the people we aspire to be. Our Summer School courses are a good start: https://t.co/I38mprkuHv https://t.co/GQMh24884D
Tweet : Jan 20th 2018 06:30
Up at Dawn: "Time could be re-arranged: there are plenty of things that can contribute to leading a life more like the one we want. Every day you have the chance to be again the person you are just now in the very early morning." Read more: https://t.co/8eOFTe730D https://t.co/KXtas2H4EQ
Tweet : Jan 19th 2018 21:01
"At a single glance I survey the whole Universe. He will never be happy, whom such pleasures fail to please!" - Tao Yuanming
Tweet : Jan 19th 2018 16:01
Sometimes the best friend we can hope for is ourselves. https://t.co/MtnNhg175g #friendship #bff
Tweet : Jan 19th 2018 13:30
Introducing The Sorrows. Two new essays to help us deal with the (inevitable) sorrows of love and work. Just as we're surrounded by voices trying to help solve our sadness, these books allow us to truly understand our sorrows and put them in context: https://t.co/UEqkKYxtbG https://t.co/xVQYSl1ON4
Tweet : Jan 19th 2018 10:30
The Voyager Spacecraft, now more than ten billion miles away, set off in 1977, "when half the world was still unborn... [a] symbol of our cosmic loneliness and of our as yet unmet yearning for love and understanding." For more #perspectivesforanewyear: https://t.co/Yy0SXShls5 https://t.co/5ZdI4zaDt6
Tweet : Jan 19th 2018 09:30
How to Live More Wisely Around Our Phones: "The interest of our phones wouldn’t be a matter of such concern if we didn’t suspect, somewhere in our minds, that this machine has opened some doors and is in danger of closing others." Read more: https://t.co/bhYuwXDMfw https://t.co/5flbBtXJIs
Tweet : Jan 18th 2018 14:07
A happy relationship is often associated with constant wild and passionate sex. But in fact, one of the greatest joys, and a good indicator of mutual satisfaction, is the capacity to read in bed together. Here is why... https://t.co/lY7PDoxh9E
Tweet : Jan 18th 2018 09:30
On Resilience: "We forget our resilience in the face of the risks we face. Our lives become dominated by a fear of losing, or never getting, things which we could do perfectly well without." Read more: https://t.co/JIMn3NAyjI https://t.co/WNSwqJGSMq
Tweet : Jan 17th 2018 17:30
Last chance to enter our competition to win a two-night Valentine's stay at @LivingArch's stunning 'A House for Essex'. Book any London class, workshop or 5-day school to enter the prize draw, full entry instructions on our website: https://t.co/m1STYoHpfy https://t.co/GsOQJQMg2v
Tweet : Jan 17th 2018 14:01
"History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends." - Karl Marx
Tweet : Jan 17th 2018 10:30
We rarely properly appreciate what is around us and doesn’t appear to cost very much. Why We Hate Cheap Things reawakens us to the world around us and to the latent beauty and interest of what we have. Discover more: https://t.co/xNoPpsp93s https://t.co/3as0K5oYBI
Tweet : Jan 17th 2018 09:30
The Particular Beauty of Unhappy-Looking People: "Given how much of life is tragic in structure, it follows that, for many of us, the people we feel readiest to love are not going to be those who find the business of living obvious or easy." Read more: https://t.co/NqQAf2hrPQ https://t.co/E50XXtP2j2
Tweet : Jan 16th 2018 14:03
What exactly is that wondrous, hugely desirable thing, an emotionally-healthy childhood? https://t.co/WZizIJkHTN
Tweet : Jan 16th 2018 10:30
Card for Perspective #5 - "Seen from here [a shanty town] the most basic things in your life are revealed as quietly wonderful. Even the most annoying parts of life in developed countries deserve appreciation." For more #perspectivesforanewyear: https://t.co/Yy0SXShls5 https://t.co/pnt3mDHOw1
Tweet : Jan 16th 2018 09:30
Nietzsche, Regret and Amor Fati: "The person of amor fati doesn’t seek to erase anything of their past, but rather accepts what has occurred, the good and the bad, the mistaken and the wise, with strength and an all-embracing gratitude." Read more: https://t.co/Y9UIAOY6E0 https://t.co/pvISOBU4DH
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 16:00
Without realising it, the clothes we wear can often provide clues as to the sorts of cultures with which we identify. Find out how: https://t.co/a6Ado6ooZ8 (Don't forget, classes booked before 18 Jan are eligible for our Living Architecture competition, details on our website.) https://t.co/2EdvfQieh0
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 15:30
The only people we can mistake for ordinary are those we don’t yet know very well. From close up, we are all gloriously compulsive, over-anxious, confused and bizarre. As this bag celebrates, no one is ever quite normal. Shop now: https://t.co/9BPLCRhZHf https://t.co/RCFhlTnRkO
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 14:14
Come and join us for our first three-day conference in San Francisco from the 23rd of March. Find out all about it here: https://t.co/qo67aNsWU9
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 12:00
We're delighted to be featured in @EveningStandard's round up of the best workshops in London to inspire a new hobby: https://t.co/ckzchGv48u
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 11:00
"Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful." - Albert Camus
Tweet : Jan 15th 2018 09:30
‘Couldn’t We Just Be Friends?’: "If we were to judge love chiefly by the extent of the tears, the depths of the frustrations, the viciousness of the insults that unfold in its name, we would not continue to rate it as we do." Read more: https://t.co/l2R2i4e8qQ https://t.co/C7dahjmwAH
Tweet : Jan 14th 2018 14:00
Looking for a change? But unsure how? Here is the secret to finding fulfilling work https://t.co/yma2aCj15z #NewYearNewYou
Tweet : Jan 14th 2018 10:30
Card for Perspective #4 - "We are larger, more complex - often nicer and more interesting - beings than is apparent in the daytime. Could we dare to show others more of our middle-of-the-night-selves?" Our new card set has more #perspectivesforanewyear: https://t.co/Yy0SXShls5 https://t.co/ConlJHSEvQ
Tweet : Jan 14th 2018 09:30
How ‘Transference’ Makes You Hard to Live With: 'The unconscious mind is slow to realise that things have changed in the outer world but sadly quick to mistake one person for another.' Read more: https://t.co/CNNMYVqOR2 https://t.co/woHcbfxD5I
Tweet : Jan 13th 2018 12:00
A good life is the result of good decisions, especially around love and work. However, we seldom accord the business of decision-making the careful attention it requires. See how the Decision Dice invites us to think through an issue from various angles: https://t.co/1GQUT07mS7 https://t.co/J3SFfBTLhD
Tweet : Jan 13th 2018 11:00
"Explore, and explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatise yourself, nor accept another's dogmatism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tweet : Jan 13th 2018 09:30
How to Get Over a Rejection: "Don’t keep thinking of the end of this relationship as tragically sad: the only good relationship, the only relationship worth mourning, would be one to which two people desperately wanted to belong." Read more: https://t.co/1ku33HKdBh https://t.co/v0tOlqgK9h
Tweet : Jan 12th 2018 16:01
Success at School vs Success in Life https://t.co/in8azRkkFk #backtoschool
Tweet : Jan 12th 2018 11:00
When it comes to finding a fulfilling job, we should all, in a sense, write an advertisement for ourselves. Book before 18 January for your chance to be entered into the prize draw to win a two-night Valentine's stay in Essex. https://t.co/TfHdZ7NAbF | https://t.co/m1STYoHpfy https://t.co/BNXDJMBfAS

Cos Stores - A Thoughtful Guide to Good Gifting
Cos Stores
(Cos Stores)
A Thoughtful Guide to Good Gifting
Branded content, Corporate communications
We partnered with Cos Stores to create a thoughtful guide to good gifting at Christmas
Nov 29th 2017 14:37:03
Dropbox - The Vices and Virtues of Collaboration
Dropbox
(Dropbox)
The Vices and Virtues of Collaboration
Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications
We looked to the past to help Dropbox explore the future of collaborative work…
Nov 23rd 2017 16:48:48
Citigold - Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times
Citigold
(Citibank)
Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times
Brand strategy, Branded content, Corporate communications
We produced a bespoke book - Great Thinkers for Uncertain Times - for Citigold’s Private Clients
Jul 19th 2017 15:00:50
Airbnb - The Art of Travel
Airbnb
(Airbnb)
The Art of Travel
Brand strategy
Our philosophical consulting team took a leftfield approach to redefine Airbnb’s market segmentation
May 9th 2017 13:37:07
Pictet - A Philosophy of Sustainability
Pictet
(Pictet)
A Philosophy of Sustainability
Branded content
A film exploring the key ingredients behind Pictet's philosophy of sustainability
Apr 24th 2017 17:12:56

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