George Orwell’s Essay “British Cookery” is Officially Published 70 Years After It Was Rejected by the British Council (1946) | Open Culture

Image by BBC, via Wikimedia CommonsVoltaire once joked that Britain had “a hundred religions and only one sauce.” In my experience, that sauce is a curry, which was already a British staple in Voltaire’s time. No doubt he had something much blander in mind. Source: George Orwell's Essay "British Cookery" is Officially Published 70 Years … Continue reading George Orwell’s Essay “British Cookery” is Officially Published 70 Years After It Was Rejected by the British Council (1946) | Open Culture

Dieter Rams Lists the 10 Timeless Principles of Good Design–Backed by Music by Brian Eno | Open Culture

Nearly all of us have heard the dictum 'Less, but better,' and nearly all of us have used Braun products. But how many of us know that both of those owe their considerable popularity to the same man? Source: Dieter Rams Lists the 10 Timeless Principles of Good Design--Backed by Music by Brian Eno | … Continue reading Dieter Rams Lists the 10 Timeless Principles of Good Design–Backed by Music by Brian Eno | Open Culture

“Odyssey of the Ear”: A Beautiful Animation Shows How Sounds Travel Into Our Ears and Become Thoughts in Our Brain | Open Culture

As all schoolchildren know, we hear with our ears. And as all schoolchildren also probably know, we hear with our brains — or if they don't know it, at least they must suspect it, given the way sounds around us seem to turn without effort into thoughts in our heads. Source: "Odyssey of the Ear": A … Continue reading “Odyssey of the Ear”: A Beautiful Animation Shows How Sounds Travel Into Our Ears and Become Thoughts in Our Brain | Open Culture