Step inside the spiritual home of the famous Lego brick in the adventure town of Billund in Denmark. What Lego fan wouldn’t want Stuart Harris’s job? As senior experience designer at Lego House, just down the road from Legoland in Billund, he’s the brains behind the brick, supervising the addition of elements and liaising with […]


To escape existential weariness, we might need to learn to embrace moments of micro-dullness and rediscover the lost art of daydreaming. Once upon a time there was no such thing as boredom. Before the mid-19th century, nothing was boring and no one was bored. Ever.At least not in those terms. The word “boredom” was introduced […]


Had Albrecht Dürer lived in the 20th century, he might have been a great filmmaker – imagine a blend of Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg. Instead he was born in the 15th century, and he remains the greatest printmaker – rivaled only by Rembrandt – the Western world has ever seen. A supremely […]


Just as Robin Hood eludes the Sheriff of Nottingham, pinning down the folk hero’s exact origins challenges scholars. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, Robin Hood and his Merry Men are a permanent part of popular culture. Set in England during the reign of King Richard the Lionheart, the adventures of Robin […]