Monthly Archives: September 2011

City Guides: Yes, We Still Need Them

Herb Lester Associates in London recently introduced a wonderful series of quirky and hip pocket guides and maps to some of the world’s great cities (with more to follow). These tres-retro little guides and maps are created in collaboration with a … Continue reading

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New York City : Visitors Etiquette

About three weeks ago we posted an article on one artist’s valiant (and funny) campaign to raise the standards of behavior on New York City’s subways. Since then we’ve had some interesting conversations from infrequent visitors and potential tourists about … Continue reading

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Paris via Stop-Motion

Freelance photographer and videographer Jean-Philippe Corre has created this intoxicating stop-motion video of a trip through Paris via an abandoned railway line. This film’s title, La Parenthèse Urbaine, is both literal and metaphorical. Related articles Stop-Motion Short of the Day … Continue reading

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What The Sea Gives

  Flotsam & Jetsam is a marvelous documentary film based on beachcombers who live on the North Sea island of Texel in the Netherlands. These quirky, intrepid scavengers carry-on a centuries old tradition of collecting the myriad of stuff that … Continue reading

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Tokyo Underground Etiquette

On September 9th we posted a story on artist Jay Shelowitz’s poster campaign to improve the subway manners of his fellow New Yorkers. For generations the Tokyo subway authority has been cajoling riders to mind their manners and to consider … Continue reading

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Ecriture Infinie

Beginning in 2006 at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, artists Bili Bidjocka and Simon Njami have been traveling the globe inviting creative types to hand write personal messages onto eight huge books. The extraordinary project, titled Ecriture Infinie, focuses … Continue reading

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BBW : Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Book Week, which runs from today through October 1st this year, celebrates the freedom to read what we choose and the essential protections offered by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It highlights the many benefits of free … Continue reading

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Can We Save the Taj Mahal by Staying Away?

Freelance journalist Jeffrey Bartholet has written a challenging piece for this month’s Smithsonian Magazine entitled “How to Save the Taj Mahal ?”. The article examines the ongoing preservation struggles that India’s most iconic tourist attraction continues to face. With millions … Continue reading

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Humans of New York

The Humans of New York Project is an admirable effort to create a photographic census of New York City. The project, brainchild of photographer Brandon Stanton, hopes to collect 10,000 street portraits and to plot them geographically on an interactive … Continue reading

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Mad for Madrid

Joanna Gniady Olivia McDaniel Julia Bolchakova Nate Padavick Natalie Shenker Yusef Zapata Veronica Cerri

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