Watching and reading in November 2021
1.Yves Saint Laurent (Netflix)
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how quickly our surroundings and trends change around us, and perhaps it’s something we can only start to understand better (or at all) by growing older ourselves. Within the timeframe of this movie, we’re invited into the life of Yves Saint Laurent (Aug. 1st 1936 – June 1st 2008), one of the most prominent fashion designers of the 20th century. Besides a big name, there is a fascinating story of inspiration, love, addiction, and success- all in the mix.
One (maybe odd?) thing that I really like about this kind of French movie is that they never linger around too long to explain every little detail.
And the vibes, oh the Paris vibes 🙂
2. Odell, Jenny (2020), How to do nothing; resisting the attention economy, published by Melville house.
If you’re looking for 5 tips to become more productive or a quick fix for more focus, this book is not for you. Jenny Odell is an artist, writer, and teacher and with an elegant and interesting writing style, she takes us (the readers) on a journey through the rose garden and questions the way we perceive productivity, humanity, and our lives. The essays are food for hungry brains that wonder how to live a meaningful life in a world where our attention is dragged around and for sale.
3. The Game Changers (Netflix)
“James Wilks travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists to change the way people eat and live.”