Zen-tuary: silent retreat in exhausting world

It’s a world without rest. In this hyper-connected digital society, there is little chance for a real pause to reflect. Yet we need the space and time of silence. In a recent report, after-work silence is spreading among working Chinese. According to a survey by China Youth Daily, 83.1% of the 2,750 respondents said that they keep silent after work to various degrees. Exhausting work and ever-demanding social network keep us too busy. That’s…

Celebrating Words – WORDS WORDS WORDS at Selfridges

People read less, communication is limited to 140-char short; Is the beauty of words being neglected? Maybe we should take some time to rediscover the beauty of words, language, poetry, literature…which are the origins of civilization. Selfridges is starting 2012 with a store-wide celebration of the power of words. They transformed the Ultralounge into a…