Building Your Myth and Staying True to It

Our thinking has an ancient “magical” component and most modern successes harness it with myths.

Talk of the Town: New Trendy Spots

Here is a selection of places worth visiting this season: from galleries and museums to parks and block parties.

A 5-Minute Guide to Contemporary Architecture

Welcome to this crash course into what all that architecture fuzz is about. Relax, enjoy and have fun.

Why Make Self-Irony a Part of Your Statement

Being able to laugh at yourself requires sincerity. And sincerety, in turn, attracts open-hearted people to you.

On the Unexpected Delights of High Fashion

What could a witty perspective on “Haute couture” be today as our values shift to humble consumption?

Draw Inspiration from Grand Spaces

Being in large spaces tends to put us in a very special state of mind. Actually, one can use that to gain fresh ideas and perspectives.

When to Prefer Aesthetics over Function

Sometimes you can forgive lack of function thanks to great form. Where is it smart to draw the line?

How I Learned to Appreciate the Elegance of Black

It may feel like choosing black is the easy option. In fact, black often requires a more sublime sense of style.

How and Why to Embrace Your Inner Child

Five artists share their methods of staying connected to their playful selves while working on creative projects.

Approaching Minimalism in Photography

The way to take an engaging minimalist shot is to focus on one object and lift it above the surrounding reality.