Monthly Archives: May 2015

Poetry Can Be Dangerous in the USA

According to Miegan and Chan Gordon owners of The Captain’s Bookshelf, a terrific antiquarian and secondhand bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, an unknown poetry hater surreptitiously removed a signed first edition copy of Nine Horses by U.S. Poet Laureate Billy … Continue reading

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A Boutique Hotel Like No Other

On my next visit to Vienna I plan on staying at the new magdas HOTEL across from the iconic Prater Park. This 78 room hotel is like no other in town. The décor is typically Euro-Ikea style, and it offers … Continue reading

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Denmark is chill

“The World’s Most Relaxing Film” is seven minutes of lush meadows, verdant fields, tranquil forests, and some cinematic sunsets. The short was filmed on the west coast of Zealand to promote tourism in Denmark. It brought me back to a … Continue reading

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Turn Over A New Leaf

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you probably are aware of my unnatural proclivity for all things cartographic. So it will be no surprise that I love Brooklyn-based graphic artist Andrew Martis’ brilliant leaf-inspired cartography. The poster-sized … Continue reading

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Bringing Art to the People

Our little town rarely experiences public art happenings, but this past week a wonderful pop-up  art installation quietly appeared around the village. “Inside Out” is an exciting project from the Philadelphia Museum of Art which aims to bring a taste … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame the Airline

For decades we have been maligning airline meals and blaming the carriers for serving us drek, now it seems that the horribly tasting food might just be the result of hurtling through the atmosphere in a really noisy metal tube. … Continue reading

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War is not an adventure…

“War is not an adventure. It is a disease.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Life’s a beach in NYC

NYC : The Official Guide  

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Three Magic Words

What3words is an entirely new universal address system that may just transform how we navigate the world. It divides the Earth into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares and assigns each plot a unique three word descriptor. For example this … Continue reading

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Daily Life of Gods

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov creates these wonderful mash-ups from classical paintings and street scenes in Kiev. In his series “The Daily Life of Gods” he photoshops cherubs, angels, goddesses, and historical figures into images of public transport, cafes and city … Continue reading

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