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Hunt Thoughtful: A daily scavenger hunt for the good in the world

As much fun as a baby coati.   I haven’t seen a coati in a while. You know the coati, the Central and South American cousin of the raccoon: curved snout, the tail of a lemur. This isn’t surprising of course as I live in London (aka ‘not the natural realm of the coati’). So I shouldn’t really complain. Not… Read more →

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Wishlist: Thoughtful ways to play

Could there be anything more satisfying than changing the world and having fun while doing it? Creatively designed and compassionately made, here are a few things to help you do just that.   Travel… … And Leisure Fun… … And Games Photo credit (header): Erol Ahmed Read more →

play playlist

A playlist you’ll want to play all day

There are many ways to play. Children play carelessly, threading worms on a string, keeping spiders in their pockets. Grown-ups play to escape their workaday weeks. They wait for their horses to come in (twenty-fucking-five to one!), and they yearn for the weekend and with it the opportunity to dance, and make a little love. There are dangers, too. When… Read more →

plenty playlist

A playlist you’ll never get enough of

I made this thoughtful compilation to pull at the loose ends of a musical muddle which reflected my state of mind. Then I broke my ankle. I was in a transitionary period in my work life. I had said “yes” too many times. I was racing around without a compass. A message arrived to stop and reflect—a snap to slow… Read more →

season's bounty

Season’s bounty: How to make spicy plum chutney, from PYO to plate

Make the most of plentiful produce this autumn.   As our lives become more and more urban, it’s easy to lose touch, quite literally, with our food. Fruit comes plastic wrapped, breakfast is in boxes, and whole meals are nestled in a single container—or delivered, ready cooked, on the back of a motorbike. We’re shrouded from the natural aromas of… Read more →

street playlist

A playlist inspired by the street

Streets. The street you grew up on, and the street where you no longer live. The street you chose when leaving, and the street you needed to return. The street you took to in protest, or they paraded upon like a perverse catwalk for military might. The curious street signs in foreign lands and the local ones you no longer… Read more →

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Street food: A recipe for pizza, the perfect vehicle for leftovers

Having just spent the better part of two weeks working at Maltby Street Market—which, in my opinion, is one of the best things about London, and if you’ve not yet been you need to—I’ve been immersed in the world of street food. Street food, for me, is reflective of a city’s soul. A street food vendor is generally product specific,… Read more →

thoughtful fix wishlist

Wishlist: A curated set of items for getting your fix on

What could be more thoughtful than mending, repairing and improving things that are broken, forgotten or neglected? Creatively designed and compassionately made, here are a few tools to (and things which) do just that. Get stuff fixed Get fixed stuff Fix yourself Get your fix Photo credit (header): Lachlan Donald Read more →

fix playlist

A playlist to banish bad moods, boredom and much else besides

Sometimes things break, and that’s sad, but the act of fixing them can be its own kind of therapy, and build character in the process. This collection cycles through the stages, from despair to repair. Click on individual songs, or listen to the entire playlist on Spotify and Playlists.net.   Follow Jason on Twitter at @jkaraian.  Photo credit: Ted Major (header); 24hourmoon (featured) Read more →