Everything in Its Place: A Unique Beauty in the Home

Everything in Its Place: A Unique Beauty in the Home

From what I hear and what I see, some people are compulsive in keeping spaces tidy. Many others of us have an opposite problem. We might ask why it’s so difficult to get right how we order our spaces. Perhaps there is no great mystery here. In the art of living it is...
Teaching Beauty

Teaching Beauty

“We must teach beauty not from horror of ugliness but rather by attraction to beauty.” Charles Peguy, ‘The School Teachers’ in Basic Verities Beauty is not the private reserve of the aesthete, nor the artist or the highly cultured. It is the inheritance of all. It is...
Seeking Out Beautiful Things

Seeking Out Beautiful Things

“Beautiful art can only be produced by people who have beautiful things about them, and leisure to look at them.” John Ruskin Beauty has a unique place in human life. One of the most fascinating aspects of beauty is how there are different kinds of it. There is the...
A Beauty that Drives Care Away

A Beauty that Drives Care Away

“…in our own homes we find a beauty and a good taste which delight us every day and which drive away our cares.” Pericles to the Athenians, as reported by Thucydides Where do we find beauty? The natural world and works of great art are obvious instances. Yet most of...

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