Reflections: The real reason you still shop at Ikea

‘Home’ feels too uncertain a notion to invest in these days – decoratively and emotionally – and sometimes decor becomes an afterthought. Sarah Amandolare wrote a piece for the Guardian at the weekend that struck a chord with me – as someone researching (and eventually writing about) the topic of home, I am always on … More Reflections: The real reason you still shop at Ikea

Courage

“The physics of vulnerability is simple. If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall.” I was recently given the most wonderful gift and opportunity: a friend had one ticket to see Brené Brown give a talk at University College London, but as she couldn’t go, she offered her ticket to me. I had never … More Courage