Monthly Archives: April 2013

JR Spans the Globe

Before he set out for the U.S. to promote his ongoing Inside Out Project, French street artist JR recently visited Berlin where he completed several large-scale new works. His Wrinkles of the City project explores both aging of individual Berlin … Continue reading

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How to grow a library

Mexico City architects Arquitectura 911sc and Fernanda Canales have brilliantly surrounded a century-old two-story, brick and stucco house with a concrete and glass frame creating a 21st century library and cultural center. Situated in the southern district of Coyocán, the … Continue reading

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The Last Bookshop

The Last Bookshop is a charming short film that imagines a future time when physical books have disappeared. One day, a young boy’s digital entertainment fails, so he decides to explore abandoned areas of his town. On his wanderings, he … Continue reading

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We Stand With Boston

It’s always difficult to find the right words to respond to brutal, senseless terror attacks, but Boston author Dennis Lehane got it just right on his Facebook page: “Every thought and every prayer goes out to the victims and their … Continue reading

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Comment Dites-Vous Pickpocket

Paris police have begun patrolling the Louvre in force following a day-long walk-out by museum staff in protest of aggressive gangs of violent pickpockets. Directeur de l’Office de Tourisme de Paris Paul Roll responded to concerns about museum visitor safety … Continue reading

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Moonlight and Glow Sticks

Waterfall, don’t ever change you ways, Fall with me for a million days. When I saw these fabulous photos, I immediately flashed on Jimi Hendrix’s song “May This Be Love (waterfall)”. Now I can’t get it out of my head. … Continue reading

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Mental Map

Anne Emond is a Brooklyn-based writer, illustrator and comic artist. If you read The Rumpus, you probably have seen her very amusing “comiques”. I had to share her hilarious Mental Map: An Illustrated Guide to A Writer’s Thoughts”. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Silence In The Library

French photographer Jean-François Rauzier has been producing fantastic photos for four decades. In recent years, he has been creating astonishing images that consist of hundreds of shots assembled by computer into mind-blowing single images. These surreal images, created with Rauzier’s … Continue reading

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You can be a professional sleeper

Hotel Finn is a newly renovated “budget” hotel centrally located in a historic Helsinki building next to the famous Stockmann department store. To promote the hotel’s re-launch, the Hotel Finn is searching for a “professional guest” to stay in each … Continue reading

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Vancouver to Mexico City by Subway

The webcomic site xkcd.com has developed an amazing map that links every subway system in North America. Based on this fanciful map, it appears possible to travel from Vancouver, Canada to Mexico City, Mexico completely underground. How neat is that? … Continue reading

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