Monthly Archives: June 2013

Don’t Be Rude

One of the Europe’s most visited cities, but also famous for its purported rudeness, Paris has  launched a campaign to improve its reputation and better meet the needs of tourists. Restaurant servers, taxi drivers and retail sales staff in the … Continue reading

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Home is The Navel of the World

Sergio Miranda is an Argentina-born, Bahrain-based photographer usually known for his work in fashion and advertising. So, his series called Ombligo is a bizarre departure. The amusing project is based on photographs of maps printed on stomachs. Each image prominently … Continue reading

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On Departure

On Departure is a marvelous, minimalist short animated film by Vancouver-based, Irish filmmaker Eoin Duffy that captures the disconcerting, otherworldly feel that seems to pervade airports. After spending too many hours, in too many airports over the past few months, I … Continue reading

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Station to Station

Station to Station: A Nomadic Art Happening is a rare and exciting transcontinental arts event that will connect visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and even chefs this September. The ten stop train trip/public art project is the brainchild of the … Continue reading

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Operation Book Drop

Weller Book Works was founded over 80 years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah as Zion Bookstore. Over the decades the shop, which sells new and used titles, has remained in the Weller family, but has been known as Sam Weller’s … Continue reading

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It Takes A Train

An expert team of creative food artists and bakers from the UK collective Eat Your Heart Out were commissioned to build an edible train replica to celebrate the 15th anniversary of London’s Heathrow Express . The amazing confection—measuring 1.5 x … Continue reading

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Globe Painter

Whether he is going by Seth Globepainter , Julien Seth, or just plain Seth, the globetrotting French street artist is always surprising, entertaining and challenging art lovers around the globe with his original and imaginative wall paintings. I was recently in … Continue reading

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Every Airport Needs One

Singapore’s Changi International Airport has planted an enormous digital “Social Tree” to help entertain and connect flyers. Situated in Terminal 1 Central Piazza, the tree is nine meters tall and eleven meters wide, with sixty-four HD TV monitors and eight … Continue reading

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Bibliophile Diner

Book lovers traveling on US I-84 between NYC and Boston will want to take a brief detour just before the Connecticut-Massachusetts border. Leave the Interstate at exit 74 and make a beeline for the humble Traveler Food and Books Restaurant in … Continue reading

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Interactive Rain

I’ve been a big fan of the anonymous Spanish artist collective luzinterruptus since I discovered them a few years ago—no surprise if you’re a regular visitor to TBTP. Last month the group carried-out another guerilla art installation in central Madrid‘s … Continue reading

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