Bag for Emotional Baggage


‘The trick is to learn to carry your emotional baggage stylishly’, tweeted philosopher Alain the Botton last week. He wasn’t talking about his latest philosophy book but he referred to this super cool bag that is for sale in the webshop of The School of Life.

The School of Life, based in London, is a place where you can step back and think intelligently about central emotional concerns. Inspired by ideas from the humanities – philosophy, literature, psychology & visual arts – the SOL provides ideas that exercise, stimulate and expand your mind.

Last year, a set of fascinating alternative self-help books was published by them with topics like ‘How to age’ and ‘How to be alone’. The aim of these books isn’t shallow success but quality of life, connected with philosophies of all ages. Love it! Check it out to find more Tools for Thinking.


Thoughts you forgot to have during the day


Anyone having a love/hate relationship with their bed? I do, every night I have trouble sleeping and that drives me crazy sometimes. But those hours of thinking, while waiting for dreams to come, also resulted in some awesome ideas in the past. A quote that totally made sense to me: “Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have during the day” (Alain de Botton). It works both in a positive and negative way for me I would say. Any fellow night-peeps who want to share some insights on Insomnia and inspiration?

The photo-illustration is made by art-director Javier Perez. He’s posting photo’s of every day objects mixed with simple line-drawings on his Instagram page. I Really like how these grapes turned into dreamy balloons;-). (via)