mindfulness practice 101: hang a reminder you’ll see first thing

Not being the best of meditators, we rely on Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh to gently guide us in mindfulness practice, which, he points out, you can do anywhere, anytime: washing the dishes, walking, cleaning the house, listening to a friend.  In The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, he outlines…

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100 Ways to Serve Pizza

We love Lauren Manning’s 100 Ways to Serve Pizza sketched on paper plates (a novel sketchpad): her imaginings and improvisations got our brain working. Wouldn’t it be swell to have pizza paint, or a slice of hot pizza pop up out of a tissue-dispenser-like device…or decorate your tree with festive slices…?  

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Inspired Maps and Books from Our New Sponsor

We’ve long been fans of Princeton Architectural Press, a seriously intelligent publisher of books about architecture, design and….life. The Press specializes in content that defies easy categorization (like us). So we are thrilled that it has become Improvised Life’s first sponsor, of October’s posts. Its 1000+ titles surprise, inspire, and inform about the visual world;…

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