Category Archives: Architecture

Peripatetic Parisian Library

Où est la bibliothèque ? Any place you would like it to be is just dandy with the marvelous Bibliambule . This summer, a charming little rolling library, complete with seven hammocks for laid-back readers, has been popping up around … Continue reading

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Colossus NYC

As an artistically challenged person who lives with an extraordinarily talented artist, I am awestruck on a daily basis by the brilliance of creatives. So, it’s no surprise that I was blown away by the amazing video of British artist … Continue reading

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The Art of Public Transit

During the last three decades, New York City’s Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) has commissioned hundreds of original art works for its far-flung network of stations. Now, the New York Society of Illustrators is celebrating some of the wonderful posters, mosaics, … Continue reading

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Playing on the High Line

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has just created a wonderfully playful little project for New York City’s hugely popular High Line park. The collectivity project , developed in collaboration with ten architectural firms with local buildings, is an interactive installation that … Continue reading

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Underground Art

Montreal-based Canadian photographer Christopher Forsyth has been capturing the abstract beauty of his city’s underground system in a series of stunning images titled “Metro Exploration”. He has been sharing the process on Instagram over time using the hashtag #mtlmetroproject. Since … Continue reading

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floating, not sinking

Airbnb continues to come up with clever, eye-catching gimmicks to grab our attention. They’ve put pop-up rentals on ski jumps and on moving cable cars, now the world-dominating rental juggernaut has floated a 70-ton house—complete with garden, grass and trees— up … Continue reading

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Viewed Through The Monocle

If you’re a fan of Monocle magazine and media, then the newly launched Monocle Travel Guide Series is for you. Published by Berlin-based Gestalen, the slim travel guides will be priced at $15 retail. As you might expect, the full … Continue reading

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Walking New York

The New York Times Magazine commissioned the French street artist known as JR to create this amazing cover for this week’s edition. JR painted an eye-popping 150-foot tall image of 20-year old Azerbaijani waiter Elmar Aliyev and then had it … Continue reading

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Fantastic Cities

It seems that adult coloring books (no, not that kind) are a thing now. They’re even topping Amazon’s bestseller list. Ontario Canada-based artist Steve McDonald has created a timely coloring book for grown-ups called Fantastic Cities. The highly detailed architectural … Continue reading

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Not Your Corner Starbucks

We are living in a golden age of coffeehouses and coffee culture, but for me nothing will ever match the charms of the quintessentially Viennese kaffeehaus. Give me a groβer schwarzer , ein apfelstrudel and the daily paper in one … Continue reading

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