Monthly Archives: June 2013

Land of Candles

The Malta-based boutique ad and design agency BRND WGN has developed a sweet, entertaining stop-motion video advertisement for Air Malta. The ad was created by placing 434 colorful candles on a beach near Valletta at sunset. The individual candle were … Continue reading

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Explore The World

Here’s yet another opportunity to squander your valuable time down a web blackhole. The amazingly simple and dangerously addictive website GeoGuessr was creatred by Swedish IT consultant Anton Wallen to torture armchair travelers. Players can challenge themselves by putting their … Continue reading

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If you have ever owned a classic Vespa scooter, or rented one on your travels, you will certainly be tickled by this marvelous animated history of the way cool two-wheelers. The retro graphic tribute to seventy years of Vespa was … Continue reading

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Industrial Chic

During the past six weeks I’ve managed to stay in six different hotels, in five countries, on two continents. So, I’m feeling like a bit of an expert on hotel design and amenities. That’s why I took particular notice of … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Everywhere (not)

Created by California designer and illustrator Adrian Walsh, the Everywhere Project is a collaborative effort that pays tribute to the iconic folk song “I’ve Been Everywhere“. An invited group of artists have been contributing luggage labels representing the 92 locations … Continue reading

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Know When To Fold Them

Paris-based French artist Mademoiselle Maurice recently called upon hundreds of volunteers to help complete a pair of street art installations in Angers, France for the artaq 2013 festival. The colorful works along the Maine River and on the approach to … Continue reading

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Pulp Fictions

Utah artist and illustrator Timothy Anderson has created a fantastic series of vintage pulp fiction-style book cover art for some of our favorite science fiction and animated films. Take a look and then visit his website, and consider purchasing a … Continue reading

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Sleep Like an Egyptian

Located at Egypt’s Siwa Oasis, just thirty miles from the Libyan border, the handsomely restored Adrere Amellal Hotel is an unlikely luxury eco-lodge. Set lakeside, the hotel was built at a site that has seen human habitation on and off … Continue reading

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Russian-born, U.S.-based artist Vladimir Kush describes his work as “metaphorical realism”, but his literary themed paintings could easily be called biblio-surrealist. Working primarily in oil on canvas or board, Kush also is known for lyrical sculpture pieces. The artist’s work is … Continue reading

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Is it art or cartography

I know, enough with the maps already. But these are awesome—really. Japanese artist/photographer Sohei Nishino’s Diorama Map series is based on his unique approach to cartography. Nishino wanders around a city shooting hundreds of images with actual film, then cuts … Continue reading

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