Category Archives: Europe

One is never lonely when one has a book

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Be There In A Gif

Francois Beaurain is a multitalented French artist and world traveler who documents his wanderings with photographs, paintings and some very sweet gifs starring the folks he meets along the way. Check out his website and blog to see what he … Continue reading

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A Card With A History

Most people think of American Express as a credit card company, but the firm—which is celebrating its centennial this month—began as a full service travel provider. Along with organizing trips, tours and cruises, American Express sold all sorts of travel … Continue reading

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Book of Strange New Things

I haven’t always been completely enamored with Michel Faber’s novels, but I’m still thinking about “The Book of Strange New Things” months after reading the book. Next week, the UK version of the paperback edition will be released with stunning … Continue reading

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Making Art Underground

After years of dodging the authorities to demonstrate their artistic chops, three Prague graffiti stand-outs —Michal Škapa, Pasta Oner and X-Dog—were recently invited by the city’s Metro system to cheer up the Soviet-era Andel underground station.

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Die Vernandlung

We are all familiar with the iconic absurdist story of Gregor Samsa who wakes one day to discover that he has turned into an insect. In the remainder of the tale, Kafka describes how Samsa’s transformation impacts his family. During … Continue reading

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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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Rimini is apparently Felliniesque

If you have ever stumbled across the Italian Avant-garde magazine Toilet Paper, you have probably had a laugh, but maybe left somewhat bewildered. The recent issue of the ongoing collaboration between Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari is no … Continue reading

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Invisible Cities

Artists Leighton Connor, Joe Kuth and Matt Kish originally planned to publish a book of illustrations based on Italo Calvino’s brilliant book Invisible Cities. Unfortunately copyright issues will likely preclude their book’s publication for the foreseeable future. However, the three … Continue reading

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Listen to the City

The French railway company Thalys recently launched an entertaining advertising campaign via billboards in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Each of the project freestanding billboards has a map of one of another trio city with 1,000 built-in audio jack ports. Passers-by … Continue reading

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