Monthly Archives: May 2014

An American Odyssey

These rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images were produced by the Detroit  Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process they offered peoplethe very first color photographs of The United States. For the first time, America’s colors were … Continue reading

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Are You Having A Laugh

St George’s Church in Bloomsbury seems an unlikely location for London’s newest museum. The Museum of Comedy, Britain’s first museum dedicated to comedic artifacts, was founded by theater owner Martin Witts to display his collection of thousands of comedic curiosities. … Continue reading

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There’s No Mystique

There is, I hope, a thesis in my work: we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. That sounds goody-two-shoes, I know, but I believe that a diamond is the result of extreme pressure and time. Less … Continue reading

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Boeing Boeing

Brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo (aka Os Gemeos) became legends in the street art community back in 2011 when they painted an entire train. Now they’ve topped themselves by painting an entire Boeing 737. The twin brothers completed the colossal … Continue reading

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Somebody Listened

Boarding passes may not make anyone’s top ten list of air travel complaints, but they are really annoying. They don’t fit in pockets, passports or wallets, and by the time that you have to check-in they’re bent, torn or crumpled. … Continue reading

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Murakami in the Machine

In the past we’ve covered lots of book vending machine stories, but this one is surreal. The Muzu publishing house in Poland created three vending machines to dispense Polish translations of Haruki Murakami’s newest novel, Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Year of … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet Wants To Cover You Trip

A new flight insurance plan, called AirCare, is a new angle on conventional travel insurance policies, which generally cover individuals who might have to cancel expensive trips, like high cost flights, tour packages or cruises, for medical or other emergencies. … Continue reading

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Trinkets & Trash

    During two days this month, teams of guerilla artists from the anti-corporate street art project Brandalism reclaimed  360 ads in ten British cities with hand made art work by forty international artists, such as Ludo, Ron English, Ankles, … Continue reading

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I’ve always been impressed by the speed, comfort and relative dependability of France’s national railway system, but it appears that SNCF has made an incredible blunder. After ordering 341 new TER regional trains, a simple measurement error is going to … Continue reading

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How Do You Write ?

George R. R. Martin’s recent revelation that he does all of his writing on an old computer running DOS seems to have inspired this infographic:

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