Alain de Botton

Type: Person
Name: Alain de Botton
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Shopping - Water Tank Way: Upper West Side

Below Melbourne's new CBD residential building Upper West Side is Water Tank Way: a laneway that opens out to the corner of Spencer and Lonsdale streets. Eventually, it's set to host a small collection of high-end retail stores, but for now, it's shifting ... [Published Time Out Melbourne - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Look, ma isn't giving up

There are lessons for my children in the way I deal with personal disappointments. Recently, I applied for a scholarship. I had my heart set on doing a PhD in creative writing and had already started research for a book of short stories. Knowing that ... [Published Asiaone - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Star Comment: Divided we’ll certainly fall

Opinion polls indicate that there is still no majority among the Scottish people for independence.Little credit for this can be claimed by the official No campaign. Its mostly woeful efforts could have been designed to drive voters into the Yes camp by ... [Published Morning Star Online - Aug 23 2014]
Entities: Scotland, NATO, England
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Critical soul-searching confirms where a critic's loyalties lie

Fay Weldon. Photo / Jane UssherIt's easy to recall the moments in my life when I've been so overwhelmed by sudden shame and remorse that I've prayed for a meteorite to smite me on the spot. One occurred this summer at the Curious Art Festival at Hampshire's ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Fancy renting this marvellously bonkers house designed by Grayson Perry?

Turner prize-winning artist Grayson Perry has turned his able hands from pottery and tapestry to graphic novels in the past, but his latest creation is on a far larger scale.Take a look at the astonishing vision that is “A House for Essex”, a holiday ... [Published LondonlovesBusiness.com - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

SA needs meaningful economic journalism

DELIVERING this year’s Ruth First memorial lecture, National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim once again made the case for socialism, inspired by the economic vision of the Freedom Charter.The idea that a working-class party ... [Published BDlive - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

50 Shades of Grizzly, DDP's macho yoga, Philosophers spin the tabloids 08/18/2014

12:22 PM ET 1:01:32CanLit expert Aritha van Herk on why the racy, recently viral novel Bear is actually a good read. Wrestler-turned-yogi Diamond Dallas Page on his journey from the ring to the mat. Best of Q: Alain de Botton on sneaking philosophy into ... [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 2 reports

How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever

by Cody C. Delistraty offers a lovely meditation on the connection between beauty and happiness:In The Architecture of Happiness , Alain de Botton weighs the feeling of walking into an “ugly” McDonalds in the Westminster area of London compared to the ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

The School of Life: Spring Classes

You probably heard a while back that Alain de Botton’s The School of Life is due to hit Perth. Well the time has come where book lists and enrolment lines have started to form because the first four weeks of classes have been announced. Luckily opposed ... [Published Four Thousand - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

RETAIL LONDON CONFERENCE

Event Details APRIL 5, 2011Brought to you byA Unique Retail Conference ExperienceRetail London Conference is a prestigious event that will take place on April 5-6, 2011. With its curated content and cross disciplinary range of speakers never seen before, ... [Published British Retail Consortium - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

First photographs of Grayson Perry and FAT's house for Alain de Botton

News:  structural work has completed on A House for Essex, the holiday home designed by British artist Grayson Perry and London architecture firm FAT for Alain de Botton's Living Architecture project.Plans for A House for Essex, which sits on a plot surrounded ... [Published Dezeen - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Let's talk about TED

Are you wondering who Ted is? There has been an awful lot of talk about Ted at dinner parties around the globe. The truth is you only have to go online to meet the entity in question.TED originally stood for Technology, Entertainment, Design and started ... [Published Melbourne Age - Aug 03 2014]

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How to fall in love with a city: Embrace the ad... [Published The Express Tribune - Aug 31 2014]
Cloud of skeptics [Published Christian Century - Aug 29 2014]
Shopping - Water Tank Way: Upper West Side [Published Time Out Melbourne - Aug 27 2014]
Look, ma isn't giving up [Published Asiaone - Aug 26 2014]
Alison Lurie’s meditations on architecture fall... [Published Miami Herald - Aug 24 2014]
Star Comment: Divided we’ll certainly fall [Published Morning Star Online - Aug 23 2014]
Critical soul-searching confirms where a critic... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 22 2014]
Fancy renting this marvellously bonkers house d... [Published LondonlovesBusiness.com - Aug 21 2014]
SA needs meaningful economic journalism [Published BDlive - Aug 19 2014]
50 Shades of Grizzly, DDP's macho yoga, Philoso... [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
Thailand's Full Moon Party [Published Travel Fish - Aug 18 2014]
A step beyond - the new breed of iconic hotels ... [Published DesignCurial - Aug 18 2014]
How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 17 2014]
How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 17 2014]
The Beauty/Happiness Connection [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 15 2014]
The School of Life: Spring Classes [Published Four Thousand - Aug 14 2014]
The Three Mistakes Atheists Make [Published Huffington Post - Aug 13 2014]
Morning Mail: Iraqis escape mountain; Gammy's p... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 10 2014]
Do UK writers have a right to protest Scottish ... [Published TeleRead - Aug 08 2014]
The advanced metrics of attraction [Published Nigeria Punch - Aug 08 2014]
RETAIL LONDON CONFERENCE [Published British Retail Consortium - Aug 08 2014]
TEDx salon events form “the backbone” of TEDx c... [Published TED Blog - Aug 07 2014]
Scottish independence: The famous for and again... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
First photographs of Grayson Perry and FAT's ho... [Published Dezeen - Aug 07 2014]
Perry's 'secular chapel' unveiled [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 07 2014]
David Attenborough, Mick Jagger and, erm, Will ... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
Middletown: Russell Library plans events for ch... [Published Middletown Press - Aug 07 2014]
New managing editor takes the helm at The Villager [Published Waller County News Citizen - Aug 06 2014]
Pro-Union cairn is ‘absolutely fabulous’ [Published Cumbria Crack - Aug 05 2014]
Monday Q&A: New Stanislaus County librarian wan... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Aug 04 2014]
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How A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 17 2014]
by Dish Staff Cody C. Delistraty offers a lovely meditation on the connection between beauty and happiness: In The Architecture of Happiness , Alain de Botton weighs the feeling of walking into an “ugly” McDonalds in the Westminster area of ...
TEDx salon events form “the backbone” of TEDx c... [Published TED Blog - Aug 07 2014]
TEDxMadrid’s most recent salon took place in an overflowing theater under the stars. “You cannot put a door on it!” says organizer Antonella Broglia of their atypical venue. “The ideas are flying in the air, into the windows of buildings.” Photo: Courtesy ...
The Advanced Metrics of Attraction [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 15 2014]
John Allen Paulos in The New York Times: The essayist Alain de Botton has been writing a great deal lately about crushes, those sudden infatuations aroused by the merest of stimuli — the way she subtly rolls her eyes at a blowhard’s pronouncements, ...
What People Say In Their Twitter Bios, Vs. What... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 21 2014]
58 Twitter cliches, decoded. Twitter / BuzzFeed 1. "Hardcore travel enthusiast" — I went on a gap year. 2. "Unapologetic explorer" — I went camping once.3. "Thrill-seeker" — I bungee-jumped once.4. "Adrenaline junkie" — I cycle to work.5. ...
Seven things I came across this week that are w... [Published GigaOM Network - Jun 15 2014]
Inspired by my friend Om’s regular series of “Seven stories to read this weekend” posts, I thought I would collect some of the pieces of writing that have impressed me and/or made me think this week, in case some of you are also looking for things to ...
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