Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween

One of the first true horror films that I saw as a child was F.W. Murnau‘s 1922 silent vampire flic Nosferatu. When I was a little older and I finally read Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula, I realized that the Murnau’s … Continue reading

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Is Book Art Blasphemy

I admire the cut-out book collages of Alexander Korzer-Robinson, but still cringe a little at the evisceration of antiquarian books. He says of this work: “By using pre-existing media as a starting point, certain boundaries are set by the material, which … Continue reading

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Rosalie Osman is a freelance animator based in Melbourne, Australia. She describes her film Bibliomania as: A twisted fairytale about a young man obsessed with the acquisition of books to the detriment of all else. Having inherited his father’s library … Continue reading

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Above Paris (revisited)

The first time zeppelins flew over Paris, it was to bomb the city during World War I. Now, a German zeppelin company says it is nearing agreement with a company in Paris that plans to offer flights around the Eiffel … Continue reading

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Before Baumgartner

One hundred years before the Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner took his leap, there was another Austrian daredevil– Franz Reichelt. According to French magazine Nouvel Observateur, this tailor from Vienna had moved to France as a young man and become a … Continue reading

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Take Thunder Rd to The Killing Fields

The witty folks at the British design  group Dorothy created this faux-vintage map of Los Angeles based on film titles. The Film Map cannily incorporates more than 900 movie titles that replace the actual street names, sites and geographical features, … Continue reading

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Travel Trends 2012

I was intrigued by this very informative infographic on travel industry trends for 2012. One billion international traveler arrivals—wow that’s amazing ! And why doesn’t anyone want to vacation in Moldova or Tuvalu ? Take a look:

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No Library Card Required

A cleverly converted Leyland Olympia double decker bus nicknamed Maggie has been recyled into the world’s first Bicycle Library. Located in London’s Hackney neighborhood, the innovative library offers seven types of bike for loan or sale, including a popular electric … Continue reading

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Journey to Atlantis

Today’s guest post is by travel writer Richard Clark: A Journey to Atlantis If you have the time while staying on Crete, the capital, Heraklion is the ideal place to board a boat for Santorini, and believe me it is … Continue reading

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Please Come to Boston (and dance)

This guest post is from Gabrielle Schaffner, Executive Director of the Fort Point Arts Community in Boston. Dance Spot is an interactive public art piece that transforms the sidewalks of Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood into colorful dance floors. A series … Continue reading

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