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NICELY SAID

WORDS WORTH READING; IDEAS WORTH SPREADING

A Grand Master
-- Do one thing well
Shimada Takayuki is a 73-year old master potter. Now it's time to pass on his skills.
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Our future, our say
-- A story told with data
Kenya is a young country — so why aren't more young people represented in government? Learn more in this stellar example of data storytelling from Data4Change and the Mzalendo Trust.
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A return to comfortable letterforms
-- Typographic trends for 2021 and beyond
Our digital world has sparked a yearning for something warm, familiar, and human. Type foundry Monotype analyses the new aesthetic.
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Sit down at a typewriter and bleed
-- Is writing really that hard?
Ernest Hemingway’s quote perhaps more than any other perpetuates the trope of the tortured genius. 
Read.
 
In chocolate we trust
-- Reader's Digest unveils NZ’s most trusted brand
But what does ‘most trusted’ mean, really? And are such claims misleading consumers?
Read.  


 
Is it time to recalibrate your expectations?
-- Suffer less

Most emotional suffering is the result of a violent collision between our expectations and reality. Walt Whitman understood this when he was felled by a paralytic stroke.
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