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One thing is certain in life – everything is dynamic, ever changing, nothing is immobile, static, stable. Human beings, animals, plants, planets, the Universe itself – all go through various stages: growth and maturity, followed by decline, resignation, serenity. A perpetual cycle. Individuals cross each of these thresholds alone – only you can perform the transformations, even though, at times, you can be accompanied, guided, supported by others. Keep Reading

POETRY ROOM | Curator Doru Radu

in ART
Christmas Time
by Ewa Lipska

During Christmas I can finally
turn off the phone.
If the Savior is born,
the neighbor will pop in.

I watch Casablanca 
with the usual
appetite for digression.

I party with solitude,
and drink hot milk with honey.
My sixth finger
types out letters.

I will not write anything anymore.
The rest of the evening
is untouchable.

Translated, from the Polish, by Doru Radu.

Photo: Still from Casablanca (1942) directed by Michael Curtiz

[People & Objects] IOSEFINA FROLU | Fortuny Moda Floor Lamp by Mariano Fortuny


Why did you choose the Fortuny lamp?

The Fortuny lamp is the first important item we purchased for our future home about 6-7 years ago – before we actually had a house and prior to any other acquisitions. My opinion back then – and still holding – was that a beautiful sofa and lamp are absolutely quintessential for a great living-room. The lamp is truly exquisite, like an exotic animal that finds itself in a domestic milieu by some bizarre chance. Keep Reading




  • Solitude is the state of being alone without being lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself.
  • Solitude is desirable, a state of being alone where you provide yourself wonderful and sufficient company.
  • Solitude is a time that can be used for reflection, inner searching or growth or enjoyment of some kind.
  • Deep reading requires solitude, so does experiencing the beauty of nature. Thinking and creativity usually do too.




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