Monthly Archives: July 2011

One Day On Earth

Created on 10/10/10 by documentarians, students, video volunteers and just plain folks, One Day On Earth offers a unique glimpse of humanity through a recording of a 24 hour period in every country on the planet.

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The Secret Bookshop

Watch this engaging video about Brazenhead Books, a secret bookstore that’s been tucked away in Michael Seidenberg’s apartment on the Upper East Side ever since the rent for his original retail space in Brooklyn was quadrupled. (Jonathan Lethem used to … Continue reading

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Ferry Cross The Mersey

Hat-tip to Evan Smythe for this timely post: The spanking new Museum of Liverpool, designed by 3XN Architects of the Netherlands and Manchester-based AEW group, opens today. The exciting building establishes a nexus that naturally connects the city and harbor. Located … Continue reading

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A True Peake Experience

Mervyn Peake (1911–1968) was a prolific and astonishingly original writer and artist, who touched at one time or another on almost every literary form. To celebrate the centenary of Peake’s birth, the British Library’s exhibition The Worlds of Mervyn Peake … Continue reading

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Hurtigruten Redux

One month ago today we posted a link to the historic live broadcast and webcast of the Norwegian Coastal Express 134 hour voyage from beautiful Bergen to arctic Kirkenes. The Guinness Book of Records has now certified the braodcast as … Continue reading

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Visit London (then & now)

These little BBC Motion Gallery videos offer a glimpse of London 50+ years ago and now.

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House of Books…Book of Maps

This simple, but engaging video is the first in the developing series of the Rare Book Feast, a series dedicated to the timeless nature of the printed book. I’ve sold a number of copies of this wonderful atlas over the years, … Continue reading

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There’s An Infographic For That

       

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Recycling Books: not the Same Old Story

More than 200 cafés and coffeshops around Israel have joined a brilliant project called “Same Old Story”, which recycles abandoned and donated books . Dolev Gotlib founded the project to pass books along in an ecologically friendly way, to keep … Continue reading

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Good Morning Chicago

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