A Korean couple is enjoying their leisure time together, while being surrounded by thousands of padlocks at the N Seoul Tower, South Korea. The padlocks are not used for their original function, but symbolise the lovers’ promise that they will never separate. The 'Locks of Love' are a clear example of a products symbolic performance; they show the value of symbolism in the relation between product, owner and society.
I Put a Record On
Nick Hayes, New Zealand
We find ourselves busier than ever in the digital age, and although we may have the means to relax in our back pockets or our handbags, sometimes we find joy in the trails of the past. Playing a record on my old Sony player brings an inner calm - no longer a nomad, I sit back and relax to the sound and its purity.NOTABLES
There's no denying the Promethean appeal of a fire as a source of warmth and illumination.
Observing the animal world - Liliane Reis, Portugal
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