Monthly Archives: April 2011

Freedom of The Press

Compass Books of San Francisco commissioned Oakland, CA sculptor Shaun Hibma Cronan to create The Press. Handcrafted from bamboo, oak, cork, rope and steel, The Press will be on display at the Compass Book store in San Francisco International Airport. … Continue reading

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Mapping Cities – by nose

  Artist Sissel Tolaas is half-Icelandic, half-Norwegian and lives in Berlin. Her artwork explores the sense of smell by examining how people detect and describe odors. She’s particularly interested in how smell impacts the experience of the world around us. Her … Continue reading

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It’s A Small World After All

Alan Wolfson, a Brooklyn-born artist, creates mindblowing minature dioramas that reimagine urban environments. The handmade sculptures, complete with lighting systems, take months to complete. The pieces are not precise replicas of specific locales, but rather a combination of details from … Continue reading

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Not All Progress Is Good

  It revolutionized the way people worked and communicated, becoming an essential piece of office equipment for more than a century. But after decades of service, the humble typewriter has reached the end of the line. Mumbai, India-based Godrej and … Continue reading

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Booklovers to SLAM Paris

  In June 1984, the Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) organised the first International Antiquarian Book Fair in Paris at the Conciergerie. In this historic location (once prison to Marie-Antoinette), the success was considerable. Paris became … Continue reading

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London Is Getting Messy (pt 2)

For the last three days, Bompas & Parr candy mongers have presented an astonishing five ton chocolate waterfall in the middle of London’s Whiteleys Centre. The enormous falls,in all its chocolatey glory, cascaded at a rate of 12,000 liters per … Continue reading

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Books on Screens

HBO is reportedly in talks with Tom Hanks’ production company Playtime Partners to acquire Neil Gaiman’s fabulous novel American Gods to develop it for a fantasy cable series. Gaiman will be penning the scripts. It’s also being reported that The … Continue reading

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London Is Getting Messy (pt 1)

Wednesday artists from art activist group Liberate Tate staged a performance in the Tate Britain on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and spilled 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over … Continue reading

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Baudelaire : In His Own Words

Author and artist John Sokol has created a series of engaging and original portraits of literary greats crafted from the lines of their own novels and poems.

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Rick Santorum, Gay Poet ?

Rick Santorum is backpedalling as fast as he can from his campaign slogan featured on the new website for his Presidential exploratory committee, “Fighting to Make America America again,” after it was pointed out to him that it was from … Continue reading

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