Monthly Archives: June 2011

When Are Bookcovers Inappropriate ?

Not a soul buys a book because of its cover, but diehard booklovers still browse bookshops indulging in the great pleasure of perusing bookcovers. A cheeky, mysterious artist at Plausible-Seeming But Tonally Inappropriate Book Covers has reimagined some cover art … Continue reading

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Chile Is Hot This Summer (Winter)

After lying dormant for fifty years, Chile’s Puyehue volcano has returned with dramatic eruptions. The volcano, near Osorno in the south, has released a massive column of gas and ash more than six miles high.

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Paris Gets Silencio

If you have ever wanted to experience the surreal cinematic world of director David Lynch (who hasn’t), come September you’ll have your opportunity at Silencio, the new club he’s designing in Paris. The combined bar/restaurant/screening room/gallery/music venue is being installed … Continue reading

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More Maps, Yes More Maps

The clever Seoul-based design group ZeroPerZero is reimagining subways and railway systems from around the world for a brilliant set of travel maps. Here’s their offerings (so far):

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Chill Pics For June

Brooklyn-based photographer Kevin Cooley is always in demand for magazines, ad work and portraits, but his nightscapes, long exposure shots and Hopperesque scenes are extraordinary.

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Manhattan Is Moving

This amazing stop-motion film of Manhattan’s busy streets and stunning skyline was completed over one month by Josh Owens of Mindrelic Photography. It’s a gorgeous tribute to America’s greatest city.   Mindrelic – Manhattan in motion from Mindrelic on Vimeo.

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Denmark Is A Rainbow Panorama

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s new polychromatic installation on top of the Aarhus ARoS Art Museum offers a vivid, candy-colored 360° view of the city. Titled “your rainbow panorama” the viewing platform divides Denmark’s second city into intense color zones. photos … Continue reading

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Maps Are History

The 2011 London Map Fair, taking place in the historic surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society, is the most established and largest antiquarian map fair in Europe: over forty of the leading national and international specialist map dealers will be … Continue reading

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Britain Luvs Ice Cream

HMS Flake 99, the world’s first amphibious ice cream truck, took its maiden voyage on the Thames in London this week. Captained by comedian David Mounfield, who won a contest for the post, the sea-going ice cream truck was commissioned … Continue reading

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Arctic Light

The Arctic Light from TSO Photography on Vimeo. This wonderful film was taken between April 29th and May 10th this year in the Arctic on the Lofoten Archipelago of Norway. The original music was composed by Marika Takeuchi. The “Arctic … Continue reading

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