There is a great talk on TED.com called ‘Sweat the small stuff‘. It’s all about the small things that make a difference. For instance Virgin Atlantic Upper Class have some rather beautiful salt and pepper pots made out of silver with the words ‘stolen from Virgin Atlantic Upper Class‘ under them.
It made us smile too when we first heard it.
The Painting above is by Mark Gertler. It’s my favourite painting. I love it.
At first it appears to be a rather beautiful, colourful image of a Merry Go Round. Closer inspection reveals a hidden depth. The figures are all soldiers, all on a merry go round that they can’t get off, all with their mouths open in horror.
The subtlety is what makes it memorable.