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The Garden as Inspiration of the World We Wished We Lived In

“Even though there is a lot going on, there’s this incredible sense of calmness – the garden never excludes the landscape, it’s always welcoming.”

Filmmaker Howard Sooley has been visiting author Anna Pavord’s residence, Sunnyside Farm, in the Southwest English countryside for a decade, noting how the author’s garden gently transitions into the surrounding natural landscape to the effect of “a series of doors leading you from one room to the next with signs telling you to drink the potion.”

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Editorial

Our artist in residence - Rebecca Dayan - on Nowness

Beautiful contribution up on Nowness now including our artist in residence – Rebecca Dayan.

Head right over to check out this golden piece presenting different female artists and creatives as they talk about how they are received and want to be understood by their personal style. 7 more words

Contemporary Art

Staff Picks: "Sunday Candy," 'Barry Lyndon' and 'Black Cat Bone'

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 911 more words

Pop Culture

Being in the moment

We talk a lot about nowness in yoga. Being right here. Right now. Experiencing everything you see, feel, hear in this moment.

Because yesterday is gone and done and the future, well that’s a shimmering mirage that will distract you from focusing on being here. 33 more words

Mind My Stare

As I mentioned before, I love watching people in the street. I love noticing what people are wearing, how they’re acting and making up stories about strangers’ lives. 248 more words

Social Commentary

my favourite art sites

A hefty portion of my time is spent on the Internet, where I am able to discover an inexhaustible range of contemporary and classic artwork – I love that tiny rush of real excitement felt upon discovering a piece that really appeals to me. 77 more words

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