Category Archives: Asia

But What’s Second Best

You may not know the primary language spoken in a country that you’re visiting, but maybe you have a working knowledge of the most important second language spoken. Movehub has created this fascinating infographic highlighting the second most common language … Continue reading

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Almost Convincing

Rob Whitworth and JT Singh were commissioned by a state-run tourism agency to produce this fascinating time-lapse video of Pyongyang. Of course they were closely chaperoned during shooting and much of the city was off-limits for their cameras. Still, it’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating India

Ranganath Krishnamani is a very talented artist/design/illustrator based in Bangalore, India. His new series of travel posters and postcards of iconic Indian landmarks has a marvelous early 20th century aesthetic that wouldn’t be out of place in a Wes Anderson … Continue reading

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Never Enough Guide Books

Citi x 60 is a clever new travel guide series featuring curated entries on local attractions, architecture, food, apps, accommodations and more by 60 local creative types. The initial books in the series, from Hong Kong-based publisher Viction:ary , cover New … Continue reading

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Thank You For Flying…

Warning: NSFW, language and violence (really) H/T to reader K.Singh This way over the top video is a sharp parody of flying today. It’s a biting spoof on the bitter realities of air travel, with a mix of universal truths … Continue reading

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My friends and I were couchsurfing long before the term was coined—we just called it crashing. But it’s exciting to see how the internet has made it possible for people to people connections throughout the world. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s … Continue reading

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About Murakami

New York psychologist, writer and animator Ilana Simons created this terrific short animated film called “About Haruki Murakami” to celebrate everyone’s favorite Japanese writer. Well, he’s my favorite, any way.

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World’s Largest GIF (really)

British street artist and designer INSA recently collaborated with American artist Madsteez (aka Mark Paul Deren) to create “The Largest GIF-ITI in the World” for the Pow! Street Art Festival in Taipei, Taiwan. The pair had to paint the eight … Continue reading

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Book Bench

H/t to Bibliodiverisidad for these pics of wonderful book benches in Istanbul.    

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Murakami in the Machine

In the past we’ve covered lots of book vending machine stories, but this one is surreal. The Muzu publishing house in Poland created three vending machines to dispense Polish translations of Haruki Murakami’s newest novel, Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of … Continue reading

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