Category Archives: Europe

London is Changing

The public art project London is Changing has been exposing some uncomfortable truths about Britain’s great city. While we visitors and tourists wander about enjoying our time in London, residents are trying to cope with a city that has become … Continue reading

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Guaranteed to see the Aurora Borealis

I just booked tickets for a summer trip to Iceland with no expectations of catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, but Icelandair is now guaranteeing that at least some of its passengers will see nature’s light show. They recently … Continue reading

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Drawing Paris

Last month, the brilliant British artist/mapmaker Jenni Sparks released a brand new hand-drawn map of Paris. Sparks, who is known for her fabulous maps of London, new York City, San Francisco and Berlin, spends months pounding the pavement, visiting landmarks … Continue reading

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Iceland Comes to NYC

If you are considering a visit to New York City, and if you love music, you should know that next month NYC’s fantastic Museum of Modern Art is launching an extraordinary retrospective on the work of Iceland’s greatest export, Bjork. … Continue reading

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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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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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London in Motion

On December 6, 2014, forty photographers joined together to create LapseLondon . For the awesome project, each contributor shot a timelapse sequence in a different area of the city. The resulting video, comprised of more than 35,000 images, was created … Continue reading

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Save a publisher and fight oppression

Since its founding in 2000 by Ihar Lohvinau, the Lohvinau Publishing House and Bookstore in Minsk, Belarus has been a beacon for freedom. The international award-winning press and bookshop has been a consistent thumb in the eye of the country’s … Continue reading

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Judge Not Lest You etc. etc.

We have all heard that old adage “never judge a book by its cover”. Well the Amsterdam-based studios This Page Cannot Be Found and Moore have created an actual book that embodies the reverse of that hackneyed maxim. “The Cover … Continue reading

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