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Monthly Archives: June 2015
New York City-based painter Andrea Bergart has been transforming s fleet of Brooklyn cement mixer trucks into rolling art works for the past three years. Inspired by everything from World War I naval camouflage patterns to African kente cloth, Bergart … Continue reading
American journalist Charli James went behind the scenes with an extraordinary railway cleaning crew to document their amazing “7 Minute Miracle” refresh of the famed Shinkansen bullet train in Tokyo.
I paid my dues as a flea market bookseller, but the random gallimaufry of book shelves, boxes and tables of my book stall pales when I see the brilliance of Jeff Towns’ traveling “BookBus”. Officially called Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore, the bookmobile turns up … Continue reading
I first discovered the very cool retro look illustrations from Danish artist Mads Berg when I did a story on the Canary Island tourist bureau rebranding last year. After running across more examples of his Deco-inspired poster and ad art … Continue reading
Overheard at Small World Coffee in Princeton, New Jersey this week: “Enough already with the blogs and tweeting”. Yeah, maybe enough with the tweeting, but I say keep the blogs coming.
This week the New York Public Library opened its always popular summer outdoor reading room on the Fifth Avenue plaza near 40th street in the heart of Manhattan. “The outdoor Reading Room 2015: Read Everywhere!” is open daily 10AM to … Continue reading
With all of the time that travelers are forced to spend in airports these days, free and fast wifi has become even more important. The website Rotten WiFi has compiled crowd sourced speed test data on more than 130 airports … Continue reading
I’m a sucker for blog posts and websites that dangle the clickbait title of “travel hacks”, but usually it’s the same old common sense stuff any traveler should know. How many times do we have to see so called hacks … Continue reading
One hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published his groundbreaking paper titled “The Unconscious”, which revolutionized thinking about the mind. To mark this centenary, this week the Freud Museum London is launching a three-month long celebration to demonstrate how the unconscious … Continue reading
H/t to Buzzfeed for these very appropriate Game of Thrones themed Fathers Day cards. Apologies to non-GOT fans.