Hygge, Lagom, Ikigai, Wabi-Sabi: what’s your happiness approach?

On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness celebrated on 20 March, let’s have a closer look at the latest lifestyle guides which are increasingly flooding the shelves of our bookshops. From Scandinavia to Asia, they all promise to bring you happiness through wellbeing, inner peace, and the discovery of your purpose in life. The … Continue reading Hygge, Lagom, Ikigai, Wabi-Sabi: what’s your happiness approach?

4 Questions for Paolo Cognetti, the author of The Eight Mountains

Paolo Cognetti is an Italian writer who won the most prestigious Italian literary award (Premio Strega) in 2017 as well as a French prize for books in translation for his book, The Eight Mountains, translated in 39 languages. The English translation is set to be released in March with Atria Books (Simon & Schuster) in … Continue reading 4 Questions for Paolo Cognetti, the author of The Eight Mountains

Throwback to the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) Ceremony

Every year since 2008, the EBBA Awards are given to the best European emerging artists for successfully reaching out to a large European audience outside their own country. Among them are now eminent artists such as Adele (2009), Jain (2017), Milky Chance (2015), Selah Sue (2012), Stromae (2011), Swedish House Mafia (2012), only to mention a … Continue reading Throwback to the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) Ceremony