is frugality something cool?
http://theumlaut.com/2013/04/24/conspicuous-frugality/ Dalibor Rohac presents a lot of interesting points about today’s world and being cheap. Quotes that stand out: “If one’s utility depends, say, on his earnings or consumption relative to his peers, then earning more or consuming more imposes a negative externality on other people” “the modern economy enables people to maintain high standards of living […]
12/5 Art: Artist cultivates magical worlds with miniature bonsai trees
The spiritual and cultural significance of growing miniature bonsai trees derives from a thousand-year-old horticultural tradition in Japan, representing a careful, contemplative and Zen-influenced relationship between humans and nature. Taking up this time-honoured practice of cultivating trees, Japanese artist-architect Takanori Aiba gives his bonsai an unusual twist by adding on miniature, realistic structures like bridges, stairs and intricately detailed […]
Khmer New Year Song in Cambodia
This is the main song heard everywhere in Siem Reap Cambodia for the Khmer New Year. All the kids (and grownups too!) love dancing to this! Enjoy 🙂
Essential Oils for Autumn — 5 Benefits
Essential Oils for Autumn Essential oils for Autumn are indeed essential as the days become shorter and temperatures become cooler. The dog days of summer are long gone, but there is no need to feel blue when essential oils have your back! Here are 5 Benefits of Essential Oils for Autumn: 1. Start the day […]