The School of life is a cultural entreprise offering good ideas for everyday life. That is why we fell for their product range as we like products that enhance our everyday life to the extra-ordinary.
We introduced these The School of Life items during our pop-up shop at Unseen photo fair in Amsterdam last September, and witnessed the reactions the products evoked. The 100 Questions and 20 Aphorisms surely trigger an instant reaction, which makes the products not only beautifully designed, but also thought provoking. Together with some very well executed packaging, The School of Life makes an ideal combination for the hunt for gifts this coming season.
We selected three ‘Tools for Thinking’ key items which we feel are the perfect gift.
100 questions – A Toolkit for Conversations
We agree with The School of Life that a great conversation always starts with someone asking a good question.
100 questions is a set of beautiful cards, with the very best questions around, carefully designed to get a group of people into exceptionally entertaining and meaningful conversations.
We can see these questions laid around at a party, enabling people to engage in interesting conversations, but also as a venture into one’s very own soul.
The topics covered:
Personality & Emotions | Sex & Relationships | Family & Friendship | Work & Money | Travel, Culture & Taste | Life & Death
20 aphorisms – Cards with short sentences and large truths
First used in Aphorisms of Hippocrates, an aphorism is a short, pithy statement, designed to provoke a thrill of recognition at valuable, amusing, dark and perhaps akward truths.
The School of Life selected twenty of their favourite aphorisms from across history. Each of them is printed of a stiff carton board card, in a bold black foil blocked print, ready to be sent to a friend, or to sit on your desk for inspiration.
Key Word Pencil Set Psychoanalysis – write with and chew on key words from psychoanalysis
An ideal combination of the thought-provoking, the attractive and the useful is this set of Key Word pencils. The School of Life has selected 6 of the most important words of psychoanalysis and printed these on finely crafted pencils, so that we hold the key words more clearly in our minds when we write.
In addition, each set contains a booklet which perfectly explains what the key words mean and why they should matter.
The Key words from Psychoanalysis are:
Key words from Psychoanalysis:
Defence Mechanism | The Pleasure Principle | Gratitude | Transitional Object |
Projection | Sublimation
See the entire range of The school of Life at Misc-store here.