Category Archives: Architecture

Bucharest for Booklovers

The former Chrissoleveni bank building in the heart of Bucharest, Romania, has been transformed into a bibliophile’s dream bookstore. Carturesti Carusel , or carousel of light, covers six floors of the grand 19th century building, with more than 10,000 titles, … Continue reading

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Sin City

I have to admit that I was dazzled by my first view of Las Vegas from a plane, but photographer Vincent Laforet’s images of Sin City from 10,000 feet at night are truly breathtaking . Taken while literally hanging out … Continue reading

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Europe for Valentine’s Day

The UK travel booking website lastminute.com produced this sexually suggestive video titled “Sexy Delights of Europe” for a Valentine’s Day ad campaign. The short film features famous works of art, architectural highlights, and gastronomical specialties all with heavy-handed sexual innuendo … Continue reading

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Walking Paris

Korean-born, Tokyo-based artist Hwan Lee wanted to get to really know Paris when she lived there as an exchange student. So she decided to create her own map of the city based on 261 metro stations. But instead of traveling … Continue reading

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Going, Going, Gone

If you are a regular follower of TBTP, you know that I’m a big fan of the peripatetic French street artist Seth Globepainter (aka Julien Malland). He recently spent some time in Shanghai working with local artists on a series … Continue reading

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Love Letter To Libraries

Canadian artist/tour guide/urban geographer Daniel Rotsztain has been devotedly visiting every branch in the extensive Toronto Public Library system and documenting the project with wonderful, whimsical drawings of each branch. With 102 individual libraries to visit, it’s a big project. … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Brunch

The concept of “doing brunch” seems to be the quintessential urban pastime. Madrid-based illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea Portoles have collaborated on a marvelously whimsical project called “Brunch City”, which uses popular foods to celebrate the special cultural connection … Continue reading

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Only In Japan

Located in a southwestern Tokyo suburb, within sight of Mount Fuji, Shonan T-Site is a uniquely Japanese take on the bookstore. Owned by the entertainment retailer Tsutaya, the store is situated in a former Panasonic factory complex that is being … Continue reading

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Disney Gone Baroque

Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong worked some magic of his own when he secured permission from the Abbot of the historic Admont Monastery in Styria Austria for a decidedly Disneyesque fashion photo shoot inspired by Beauty and the Beast. Bibliophiles … Continue reading

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Tales From the Public Domain

Yesterday was Public Domain Day in the United States and in many other nations around the world. The first day of every year creative works that have outlived their legal copyrights enter the public domain and become freely available for … Continue reading

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