Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bring Your Own Popcorn

On the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, just outside of the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, hidden at the base of a desert mountain range, sits an odd sight : hundreds of seats for an outdoor movie theater. … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here

Melbourne-based Australian artist and designer Sass Cocker is the creative force behind the stationery and design firm Ask Alice. Each year she creates a themed charity calendar, donating 100% of the profits to Melbourne’s Asylum Seekers Resource Center. This time … Continue reading

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A Lost Era of Travel

A recently discovered treasure trove of 1930s Japanese railway and tourism posters is being auctioned this month through Heritage Auctions Galleries . The gorgeous Art Deco-influenced posters are so rare that even poster museums have few examples from the collection. … Continue reading

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Stand Up for the Environment

The Netherlands’ government-owned Waternet utilities company has recently placed sets of pee-collecting urinals around Amsterdam (but oddly not in Waterlooplein), with the intention of turning it into fertilizer for the city’s urban roof gardens. The idea derives from the fact that urine … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave

Earlier this week, 12 Years a Slave was named Best Picture of the Year by the Academy Awards. The film also won the Oscar for the best adapted screenplay. If you were moved by Solomon Northrop’s heartbreaking story, you can … Continue reading

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New Zealand is Magical

Last Spring California photographer/filmmaker Shawn Reeder spent three months gallivanting around New Zealand in a camper van. He took more than 150,000 still images and used them to produce this awesome timelapse video of his magical adventure.

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Unplug With A Book

The Oslo, Norway-based design and brand agency Anti & Grandpeople has created a fun, pithy print ad campaign for the Norlis bookstore company. They designed a series of clever ads combining book covers to be read as phrases urging us … Continue reading

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From Dawn to Dusk

Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei has created a series of short animated gifs, which compress a full day — from dawn to dusk — into a single, looped gif. Shot from the same position at various time of the day, overlooking … Continue reading

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Rants About Books

Hank Green, co-creator of the popular Vlogbrothers Youtube Channel , has posted an amusing little video called “Ranting About Books”. He has some valid points, but what’s up with his beef about deckled edges? What do you think?

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Just Another Mandala Monday

The 12th century City of Temples complex of Angkor Wat in northwest Cambodia constitutes the largest extant ancient religious complex in the world. Today the Angkor Archeological Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a tourist magnet drawing nearly a … Continue reading

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