When was the last time you... had enough of an attention span to read fiction? READING covers all things literary for lovers of books, bookshops and libraries.
Young W helps curious people do new things in real life. We offer carefully selected products plus ideas and inspiration for things to read, see & do.
Discover Arts & Letters in that newly found time that magically appears once you go offline. To help you out with this, we've created a new type of product: an exploration kit. Our very first one covers themes from poems to public art and takes you on a journey to (re-)discover the analog lifestyle.
Here is how to get started:
Young W covers the nine pillars of Arts & Letters:
reading, writing, paper, art, performance, poetry, cities, society and language. We offer inspiration about new activities you can try in real life and present new ideas about creative pursuits you already love. Read more about us here and sign up for our paper newsletter 'Musings by YW': notes on a flourishing offline life filled with Arts & Letters.
...used a typewriter? WRITING covers creative writing, publishing, typewriters, fountain pens & other writing instruments, plus ink.
…sent a paper letter just to say hello? PAPER covers all things stationery for lovers of calligraphy, bookbinding, letterpress and paper arts.
Do you remember the last time you... ...were blown away by a sculpture? ART covers all things visual arts for lovers of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film and design.
...experienced a play live with a crowd of strangers? PERFORMANCE covers all things performing arts for lovers of theatre, opera, dance and music.
...were moved by the words in a poem? POETRY covers spoken word, oral storytelling and, of course, all things poetry.
When was the last time you... ...learned something new about the history of your neighbourhood? CITIES covers architecture, urban planning, history and public art in both cities & suburbs and towns & rural areas.
…read a daily print newspaper? SOCIETY covers public discourse, journalism, media literacy, civic engagement, archives, history and the key questions of our time.
What we do
We are all about providing ideas for things that might interest you, either to discover something new or to re-discover something you already used to love. We want to help you find creative pursuits, activities, hobbies, products, brands, shops, artists, thinkers, books, ideas, organizations, businesses, classes and events - all the places, people and supplies you may need to make your offline life flourish.