With the news channels bombarding us with all sorts of pieces of information, we decided to bring together a few of our own highlights from the past weeks.
Curated by our team, the topics range from visual arts to music suggestions, online publications, inspirational stories, random cheery videos (we all need them now more than ever), and other things we stumble upon online and think they might brighten up your day a little bit.
With cultural institutions worldwide sharing their artworks online, we once again found ourselves mesmerized by the oeuvre of Georgia O’Keeffe. The softness, delicacy and hidden beauty of the natural world are all represented in her brilliant artworks. Follow this link for a Google Arts & Culture story on her life and work, or simply google her for an insight into her art.
Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II, 1930.
The Berliner Philharmoniker digital hall
The Berlin Philharmonic orchestra is opening up their digital archive to the public. With over 600 concerts spanning over the last few 10 years available, you can enjoy the performances from one of the best-known orchestras from the comfort of your home.
The Meaning of Life According to Simone de Beauvoir
A gorgeously made TedEd YouTube video on of the most controversial, yet still relevant thinkers of the previous century. Simone de Beauvoir is best known for her book The Second Sex and even today her legacy is an important source to be reimagined, revisited and discussed again and again.
Making Time Management Work For You: Crash course Business – Soft Skills
If time management when staying at home is proving to be a bit of a challenge, here’s a treat. Brought to you by CrashCourse YouTube channel, this video will provide just the information and the motivation we all need to get things done.
Thea Sneve Lovstad and Atelier Å Journal
Our travels may have been postponed, but the beauty of the awakening nature is in full swing outside. Thea Lovstad, a Norwegian photographer and one of the creators of Atelier Å Journal, daily takes our breath away with her stunning work she posts on her Instagram, which serves as a constant reminder that our world is vast, diverse, and precious beyond words.
It’s simply amazing how many people are making their own reusable face masks at home. This means we are using less single use products as well as repurposing old materials, which makes the necessary precaution as nature-friendly as possible. As you may know, Mila.Vert also donated some organic cotton fabric from which masks were made. If you can, you can make some as well using from old cotton fabric and give them to your family, friends and others who might need them.
Dogs Trust UK: Sophie and 10 Pups All in New Homes
In November 2019, Sophie was found as a heavily pregnant stray dog. She was rescued by Dogs Trust UK and later gave birth to a litter of pups. As of the end of March, all of them have found their new forever homes. Read more.
A Self-isolating Street Dancing Together on Their Doorsteps
The residents of a street in Frodsham in the UK have created themselves a dancing routine. Every morning at 11am, they blast music from their speakers and dance alone – but together. If the concept itself doesn’t make you smile, the video filmed by Elsa Williams definitely will. ☺