Monthly Archives: January 2013

Disturb the Universe

This wonderful series of posters by Evan Robertson illustrates lines from iconic texts. The New York City-based graphic designer has selected deft lines from writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Woolf and turned them into literature-inspired works of … Continue reading

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Journey Through the Seasons

Norwegian NRK broadcaster and filmmaker Eirik Solheim created a series of entrancing videos based on trips on Norway’s Nordlandsbanen, the nation’s northernmost railway. This 800km-long railway, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, links the fabulous city of Trondheim … Continue reading

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What Do We Have in Our Pockets

The short film below, which premieres this week at Sundance, was directed by Goran Dukic and is based on Israeli writer Etgar Keret‘s short story “What Do We Have in Our Pockets”. The tw0-page story is included in Keret’s terrific … Continue reading

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Inherent Vice Indeed

While trolling the net for more information on Thomas Pynchon‘s upcoming title The Bleeding Edge, I ran across a brief interview with director Paul Thomas Anderson regarding his work on the film version of Inherent Vice. Anderson describes his film of Pynchon’s novel as … Continue reading

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The Free Book Incident

Seattle, Washington’s Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers has partnered with Olson Kundig Architects to create the Free Book Incident. This project “is not a book store (there is nothing for sale); it is not a library (there is nothing to return)”. … Continue reading

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Free is the way to travel

Rental car and camper companies need to move their vehicles between branches all of the time. In the U.S. we call them driveaway cars, but in Australia and New Zealand they call them relocation vehicles. The guest post below is … Continue reading

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Better Than Streetview

This extraordinary panoramic photograph of Manhattan by Sergey Semonov won the 2012 Epson International Photographic Pano Award in the Built Environmental catagory. Based on multiple photographs taken from a helicopter trip over NYC, the 3D panorama is an awesome stitch-up. … Continue reading

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BiblioTech…meh

San Antonio, Texas Judge Nelson Wolff is a bibliophile with a surprising mission. Even though he owns an extensive personal library, with more than 1,000 collectible first editions, the Bevar County judge and library board chair has been the torchbearer … Continue reading

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Travel Can be Taxing

Travelers the world over are frequently blindsided by immoderate hotel taxes that boost the cost of overnight stays. The United States is no exception. When guests book hotels, they rarely explore the potential additional costs of local, city or state … Continue reading

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Free Schwabylon ?

From the outside, we tend to view the Germans as a monolithic culture, but stories like this one demonstrate how wrong that viewpoint can be. There is an internecine war brewing in Berlin’s trendy Prenzlauer Berg District between native Berliners … Continue reading

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