Chasing Sophistication
Exploring odd ideas and overly ambitious projects


Etiquette


A helping hand


It’s a tough world out there. More so for the elderly and disabled who may struggle to get on the bus or open a door without some assistance. So we lend them a hand, it’s polite and the right thing to do. It’s common courtesy....

Money & Manners


A few weeks back I watched one of this season’s Formula 1 races and witnessed some highly controversial defending manoeuvres from the young Max Verstappen on undoubtedly one of the most experienced drivers around, Kimi Räikkönen. This wasn’t the first time Verstappen defended so fiercely,...

The Way of the Cocktail


I’ve recently stumbled upon this great short documentary by Alan Kropf and Matthew Noel and even though I’ve never made a proper cocktail in my life this film fully grabbed my attention. These bartenders know how to chase sophistication. They pursuit a level of perfection...

Listen


Be quiet. Mute the TV. Pause the music. Listen. Listen to the wind and the birds or to the voices around you. Just listen. Listen and breathe. For some reason it’s incredibly calming and relaxing to stop with what we’re doing and just listen to...

Writing a thank-you letter


I’ve returned back home after nearly two months of traveling, of which I’ve spent the vast majority staying at K.’s place in Delhi, India. Naturally, I’m very thankful for the fact that she let me stay with her for such a length of time and...