Monthly Archives: December 2012

London Voyage

Voyage is a simple, but appealing project created by partners in the design firm Aether & Hemera of Newcastle at London’s trendy Canary Wharf. Artists Gloria Ronchi and claudio Benghi launched a vivid, tiny fleet of 300 polypropylene boats illuminated … Continue reading

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Habits Makes It Sound Disreputable

On December 20th, the Pew Research Center‘s Internet & American Life Project released a thought provoking study of “Reading habits in Different Communities” in the United States. It appears that only 78% of Americans ages 16 and older report reading … Continue reading

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Art Makes The Trip

Anyone who uses public transit, especially subway systems, knows that artfully designed and decorated stations make travel less tedious, and even enjoyable. Metronapoli, in Naples Italy, has taken this notion very seriously and has initiated a long-term project called “Art … Continue reading

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Mind The Bison

Push Pop Press founder photographer Mike Matas has put together a terrific three-minute tour de force film of a cross country excursion by car from San Francisco to New York City with more than 5,000 photos. I really enjoyed the creative juxtaposition … Continue reading

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Atelier Visite Virtuelle

Situated in the bustling heart of Paris just a two minute walk from the Louvre, 59 Rivoli is a six floor, 19th century repurposed bank building packed with artist studios. Founded as an artists’ squat in 1999, 59 Rivoli was … Continue reading

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NYC by Tiny Train

Even if you can’t make it to New York City this holiday season, you can experience a virtual visit via the MTA‘s miniature train show. On display for the 11th year at the historic, century-old Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, … Continue reading

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A letter from Santa Claus

Illustration by Dave Thomson A Letter From Santa Claus My Dear Susy Clemens, I have received and read all the letters which you and your little sister have written me … I can read your and your baby sister’s jagged … Continue reading

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Santa vs Backpacker

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Just In Time for Christmas Shopping

Harry Potter fans have flocked to London’s King Cross Station for years in search of the secret Platform 9 3/4 . Now they can part with a few pounds at the new Harry Potter Shop appropriately situated between Platforms 9 … Continue reading

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Outdoors Indoors At The Library

Earlier this month, students from Cornell University Department of design and Environmental Analysis managed to “bring the outdoors indoors” by installing areas of real grass lawn in the Mann Library lobby Images © da wei. A sign in the lobby … Continue reading

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