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Halcyon In Kaleidoscope features irregular and fragmentary writings - on ideas and values, places and people - which evolve over time into mini essais, paying humble homage to the peerless founder of the genre. The kaleidoscope is Halcyon's prime metaphor, viewing the world through ever-moving lenses.

Consumption

On Perfume

Perfume

 

My fascination with perfume - or scents more generally - probably began in suburban teenagehood. My then girlfriend wore Smitty, and I proudly sported Blue Stratos (which trumped my second choice, Old Spice, and was streets ahead of Brut, "fashionable" at the time).

Fast forward the best part of 30 years and a family trip to the perfume museum in Grasse, where the fragrant air, even in the streets outside, and the fabulous design on show inside hooked me once again.

Next was picking up a copy of The Emperor of Scent and trying to understand the scientific processes behind the olfactory skills of Luca Turin.

In late 2016 came my first attempts at creating perfume myself, taught by the inspiring Sarah McCartney and her kind husband at 4160 Tuesdays.

What's Changing? - Change
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Halcyon Identifies 3 February 2024

 

Please see below selected recent change-related content about change itself.

 

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February 2024

What's Changing? - Business
Business
Halcyon Impacts 13 March 2023

 

The 20th Century was about dozens of markets of millions of consumers. The 21st Century is about millions of markets of dozens of consumers - Joe Kraus, dotcom pioneer

 

Please see below selected recent business-related change.

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What's New? - Consumption
Consumption
Halcyon Identifies 1 January 2023

 

Halcyon curates the most significant consumption-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with consumption-related challenges.

What's Changing? - Consumption
Consumptiom
Halcyon Impacts 1 January 2023

 

Please see below selected recent consumption-related change.

 

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May 2022

What may change? - 2021

2021

 

Please see below a range of 2021 outlooks and forecasts, grouped across the following 21 topics.

  • Business, Climate, Conflict, Demographics, Economics, Energy, Food, Freedom, Health, Innovation, Nature, Politics, Purpose, Risk, Space, Sustainability, Technology, Travel, Trust, Values and Work.

There is also a bonus list of additional 2021 forecasts in appendix.

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BUSINESS

On how people really live
Dollar Street
Halcyon Impacts 23 January 2018

Dollar Street is a powerful and fascinating site, showing how people really live around the world. Dollar Street is a project from Gapminder, the foundation set up by the late, great Hans Rosling, who died a year ago from pancreatic cancer, aged only 68. He is missed.

 

On Meat
Beef
Halcyon In Kal… 19 December 2017

Our current meat-heavy system of food production seems to many unsustainable, a waste of resources and a source of pollution in the form of pesticides and hormones as well as methane gas from livestock manure.

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We spend money we don't have on things we don't need to impress people we don't care about - Tim Jackson, #TEDGlobal 2010

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In Thoreau's view, the price of our new leather jacket was not written on the tag - it was the three days of labouring time needed to purchase it. Buying a car might cost us three hundred days. We pay not with our wallets but with the precious days of our lives - Roman Krznaric, http://theschooloflife.typepad.com/the_school_of_life/2010/11/roman-krz…

halcyon.admin 17 June 2013