when Grant McCracken was invited as a visiting professor to the APSotW and formulated his more than challenging assignment, whose task was to be build a lifestyle, the first thing i remembered and thought about was a very small neighbourhood, somewhere in Bucharest, close to the place where my grandparents used to live. As well as arguably one of my favourite relaxation spots in the city. The reason why the above-mentioned task made me think about this place is that i've always admired and wondered about the lifestyle of the people living there. I'm talking about a very small number of short streets, isolated between the normal Bucharest view, blocks and all that. The place slightly reminds me of the village in "The Prisoner" series, being an extremely quiet and peaceful environment, with small colourful houses which people keep opened (meaning they actually leave the door open), with plenty of small playgrounds for the children, as well as plenty of toys, with lots of flowers and birds singing, with garden tables and lots of old Dacias and so on. In other words, an atmosphere which seems taken from other times rather from the middle of a nasty, polluted big city of this century. People seem awfully relaxed, children awfully happy. In such a way that life itself seems really different there.