Monthly Archives: October 2013

This Could Be Handy

Funded with $230,000 from Indiegogo, the SIGMO Voice Translator is a little gadget that helps users speak and understand more than twenty-five languages with the touch of a button. Potentially revolutionizing the way travelers communicate, the tiny translator may be … Continue reading

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La Tour Paris

La Tour Paris 13 is a unique street art event that has transformed a derelict Seine-side apartment building in the 13th arrondissment  into a ten story installation. The free event, which runs through the month of October, has covered the … Continue reading

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Does Not Translate

Do you ever get that melancholy sense of dépaysement when you’re traveling far from home? Does the lambent glow of Autumn kindle the wonder of komorebi for you ? Or, does it encourage you to seek the sublime feeling of … Continue reading

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Better In Than Out (redux)

The elusive Banksy continues to take NYC by storm with his diverse and random art bombs. One of the most recent creations is an ordinary delivery truck transformed into a mobile garden space complete with an actual waterfall. This component … Continue reading

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Travel Better London (with poetry)

Transport For London (TFL) has partnered with London poets to encourage Tube riders to be respectful, courteous and mindful. The overarching goal of the project is to encourage what they call Poetiquette: Patience, Helpfulness, Courtesy and Awareness. Along with celebration … Continue reading

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Dream Catcher

KLM Airlines has just rolled-out a new digital service called MydreamCatcher . Travelers simply enter a destination and dates and the app offers a wide range of recommendations on hotels, restaurants, bars, entertainment and shopping. The information is aggregated from … Continue reading

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Iceland Naturally

Elemental Iceland is an extraordinary time-lapse video shot over a three week road-trip last month . Peripatetic Norwegian photographer Stian Rekdal created the video from more than 40,000 shots. If you’ve ever visited Iceland, it will whisk you right back … Continue reading

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Ask A Librarian

Many thanks to Jessica Finger from for this neat infographic (see below). Created in partnership with Betsy Bird, the New York Public Library‘s Youth Materials Collection Specialist, it covers some of the best children’s books of 2013. If you … Continue reading

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Think You Know London

Do you think that you know your way around London? Know the Underground like the back of your hand ? Could you name all 270 Tube stations? Well, comedian and song-writer Jay Forman has managed to squeeze it all into a … Continue reading

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Better Out Than In

This month the legendary British street artist known as Banksy is hitting the streets of New York City with a new “show” titled “Better Out Than In”. The dodgy artist has launched a new website to accompany the show at … Continue reading

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