Category Archives: USA

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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Hollywood vs Cannes

The other day we had “New York City vs San Francisco”, today it’s the “Academy Awards vs Cannes Film Festival”.

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Big Apple Dreams

Los Angeles-based street artist Tristan Eaton spent the past week in New York City sprucing up the place. I’m especially taken with his wall called “Big City Dreams” in Soho. Check out his website and maybe buy a print while … Continue reading

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Friendship is an island that you retreat to…

Blank on Blank is a project from Brooklyn-based Quoted Studios, which aims to preserve American interviews through animation. The wonderful video below features a long-lost interview between the iconic author Ray Bradbury and a young journalist named Chad Coates from … Continue reading

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NYC vs SF

East Coast vs West Coast, New York City vs San Francisco, everyone has an opinion on which is better. After moving from NYC to San Francisco, writer and comedian Sarah Cooper noticed some striking differences and turned her perceptions into … Continue reading

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Independent Bookstore Day ! (yeah)

Tomorrow more than 400 independent bookstores across North America will participate in the first annual, continent-wide, Independent Bookstore Day. Indie shops will host hundreds of author appearances, readings, parties, giveaways, special literary events, and 16 exclusive books and art pieces for … 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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What’s in a name

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It’s World Book Day !

I’m certain that all of you bibliophiles know that today is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Readers around the globe are celebrating with all manner of bookish events. My friends in the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) are … Continue reading

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Paris vs New York (animated)

First there was the blog, then the book, and now there’s the Paris vs New York video. Animated by the North Creative Collective studio, Vahram Muratyan’s cheeky illustrations always brighten the day.

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