Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.

2-min video: pop-up Restaurant of Mistaken Orders, staffed by waiters with dementia (YouTube). “if your order was mistaken you can shrug it off with a smile and enjoy what comes your way anyway … we want to change society to become more caring and easy going.”

playlist: Haruki Murakami Stay Home Special Playlist (YouTube). An hour and ten minutes of happy songs.

4-min video: stop-motion surreal woodworking (omozoc, TMN)

essay & 5-min video: happened on these one after the other, both about an obsession with design detail that makes a space or experience delightful even when you don’t notice the details consciously. essay: The Hillstone Edition, about a chain restaurant that does everything right (Why is this interesting? Substack newsletter) / video: a 247-square-foot “Cairo” flat in Australia, in an apartment complex designed in 1936 by Bent Overend (YouTube: Never Too Small)


  1. I loved the video of the Cairo flat. I moved to 950 sq ft and now feel it is quite spacious after 3 years.

    1. What I love about small houses is that, like ships’ quarters, they can inspire imagination and creativity about how to make good use of the space. Your space feels larger because it’s not crammed with objects, I think. Yet there’s enough furniture for get-togethers and there’s art.

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