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Messages from the unseen world

What happens when aluminum panels punctuated with holes light up LEDs forming the words of a poem? That was exactly my question when I finally stopped, after weeks of passing by, to have a closer look beneath the Bishop’s Bridge Road, in Paddington. You’ve certainly seen The Imitation game (2014) if you’re a fan of...

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Travel without a reason

Going to Africa is something else – I highly recommend it – meaning that every day I wish I would die and I’m afraid of dying at the same time, alternating this confusion with trying to hold back tears. Darius is probably now on his way to some great adventure, but he won’t tell. What he did agree to tell, though, was his greatest challenge so far: travelling to Africa on his motorcycle, accompanied by his teddy bear, Pamfil...

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Unspoken Me: The mineral soap company

When I found out that Mihai had started to craft natural and vegan soaps, I was beyond happy. These days, you barely know what to buy or not. The options are infinite but you also need time to learn about ingredients and we’re usually too busy for that. So, to have someone I could completely...

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A University of the 5 senses?!

A University of the 5 senses?! The #unspoken Universe of Sara Pittaluga     I recently found out about this Università dell'Immagine that was an experimental, non-profit organization founded by photographer Fabrizio Ferri in Milan, offering a two-year certificate program on the five senses. Unfortunately, it closed more than ten years ago but luckily – I found someone...

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#unspoken me: James, an Irish bookworm in London

“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”  ― Jorge Luis Borges   We’re walking down an alley somewhere in Camden and it smells like spring. It’s...

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#UnspokenMe: WILD FOREST

“I would wake up every morning experiencing a really unusual level of energy and serenity.”       Bucharest, 2017. The scene of a never-ending hive with busy bees buzzing around coffee shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The food is getting better and better with more options popping out every day. Wild Forest, a new born...

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Love, respect and kindness: 9 things I learned from Japanese culture

  “The entire city revolves around a place that is both forbidden and indifferent, an abode masked by vegetation, protected by moats, inhabited by an emperor whom no one ever sees: literally, no one knows who does ever see him……Its centre is no more than an evaporated ideal whose existence is not meant to radiate...

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#UnspokenMe: “I was an introvert, and never knew” Melissa Panero

#UnspokenMe: "I was an introvert, and never knew" Melissa Panero Describe a tough moment related to your introversion or high sensitivity that you initially were not thankful for but now are. Why has that moment had an impact on you?   It was a few years ago. I was 17 and I was going through...

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Ultimate Lessons from the Latin People

Ultimate Lessons from the Latin People Did you know that after the Roman Empire was no longer an empire, the romans were founding cities as all over Europe, which they called colonia? Today, there are more than 500 Roman colonies, most of them populated by veterans of the Roman legions. Some of them even rose to...

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#UnspokenMe: “It’s all about the gems!”. Designer Fernanda Massoni tells us why.

Good vibes, calm and healing energy from São Paulo   Fernanda is 28 years old Brazilian fashion designer, currently living in São Paulo. She graduated almost 10 years ago, and been travelling between Europe and South America with the greatest passion for accessories. Her extra goldsmith classes really showed her the way to a jewellery...

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10 things you can learn from Italian culture

10 Things you Can Learn from Italian Culture   "Buongiorno, Principessa!" said Guido with a big smile in the movie "Life is Beautiful"   Italians, better known sometimes as the Romans, are a population that goes back to the very beginning of civilisation.  Their traces can be found all around the world, yet the very...

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#Unspoken Me: Shaolin – the Fighter Monk

 "Train tirelessly to defeat the greatest enemy, yourself, and to discover the greatest monster, yourself. Amituofo" Shi Su Yan- 30th generation of "Tiger of Shaolin Temple"     So who's Shaolin? Not a person exactly, it is something you become.  The Shaolin monks are the Buddhist monks who practice the Shaolin martial art! You may wish...

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10 things you can learn from Chinese culture

“A westerner who visits China for the first time is likely to find much that intrigues, surprises, confuses, inspires or dismays. The sheer number of Chinese is staggering. There are more than a billion Han Chinese – more than the entire population of Eastern and Western Europe and North America put together. How can so...

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