Category Archives: Art

When In Rome…Paint Something

The Italian street artist known as Blu recently completed this impressive mural funded by the residents of a century-old former military barracks in the heart of the Ostiense district of Rome. Porto Fluviale has been occupied by housing activists, squatters … Continue reading

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A New Light on Michelangelo

After five centuries, the magnificent frescoes on the walls and ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel can now be seen in all of their glory thanks to a new LED lighting system. The unobtrusive 7,000 LEDs provide a surprisingly subtle, … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Envy Norwegians

This year a design competition was held by the Norwegian government to update the nation’s passports and identity documents. The winning designs came from Oslo-based Neue Design Studio, which created a modern minimalist look with some very cool secret features. … Continue reading

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Starry Night

Bike riding at night can be exciting and liberating, but often just dangerous. Now thanks to Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde nocturnal trips can be magical. He has created a beautiful new illuminated bicycle trail in the town of Nuenen near … Continue reading

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A Moment Abroad

I love this stunning time-lapse video of the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany, and I think that you will love it too. Moment Abroad was shot and edited by Los Angeles-based cinematographer Andrew Walker.

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Don’t feed the donkey spongecake

If you’ve ever been confused by a foreign language idiomatic expression during your travels, you’ll enjoy “Idioms of the World”. Artist and illustrator Marcus Oakley incorporated some of his favorites for this infographic that he created for the HotelClub travel … Continue reading

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Literary Coffee

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Set the art free

French artist and filmmaker Julien de Casablanca has created a brilliant interactive project for art lovers everywhere. Participants in Outings are encouraged to visit museums and use their phones to photograph “small, secondary and forgotten” paintings and to print out … Continue reading

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When In Rome

Polish artists Sainer and Bezt, collectively known as Etam Cru, paint enormous humane, touching and sometimes a bit surreal large scale street art murals in urban locales around the world. The duo are currently in Rome for the launch of … Continue reading

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London Obsessions

I’m a fanatical museum goer, and I’ve visited all of London’s important cultural institutions, but I’m a lazy slacker compared to Jo Hunt, Mary Rees and Linda Smither. These three Londoners share an obsession to visit every museum in London. … Continue reading

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