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April 22, 2019

Simple Sustainable Design Makes This Tokyo Hotel a Minimalist’s Dream Come True

Last year, lifestyle brand Muji opened two new hotels in China. Inspired by the company’s belief that “simplicity is not merely modest or frugal, but could possibly be more appealing than luxury,” these minimalist inns emphasize quality and promote sustainability. Now, on the heels of these successes, Muji has opted to open a new hotel in Tokyo.

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April 22, 2019

Artist Paints Landscapes on Jackets Turning the Wearer into a Walking Art Gallery

Self-taught artist Feliks Kaparchuk, aka ColorByFeliks, recreates the beauty of the natural world in unconventional places. The tranquil scenes of towering trees, endless starry skies, and glassy waters inhabit the back of denim jackets and tote bags to turn the wearer into a mobile art gallery. “I think painting on different surfaces is just another way to be creative with my artwork.

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April 21, 2019

Oxford’s Free Online Lectures Teach You How to Think Clearly During Arguments

Have you ever struggled to articulate yourself during an argument? It can be hard to get your point across during heated moments, which often leads to even more frustration and unresolved issues. But arguments aren’t always bad—they can actually be healthy if they’re dealt with in the right way. If you want to learn how, check out Critical Reasoning For Beginners: a series of free, online lectures led by Oxford University’s philosophy professor Marianne Talbot.

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April 19, 2019

The Art of Beatrix Potter: From Scientific Studies to Beloved Children’s Books

No children’s author has captured hearts quite like Beatrix Potter. Inspired by flora and fauna found in the enchanting English countryside, Potter penned and illustrated 28 books, including the universally beloved Tale of Peter Rabbit. While most people are familiar with these well-known titles, many are unaware that Potter’s earlier work included scientific studies—a practice inspired by a lifelong love of nature.

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