We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
A flourishing economy mostly depends on an unsatisfied population and a declining environment.
Alice, a new shop dedicated to urban art and culture, recently opened its doors in Brussels. It stocks books, magazines, toys, stickers, t-shirts and more. It also features a gallery dedicated to street art where the first exhibition will be taking place at the end of this month. It looks promising although it felt sort of empty when I visited it last week, it’s a bit early to judge though. The shop’s located at the end of the Rue Dansaert, close to the canal and Le Bonheur, a recent defector to that part of town.