Monthly Archives: January 2016

Be Who You Are

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A Cracking Good Idea

This week, the London street artist known as Furia ACK painted a large mural of the P.T. Barnum of American presidential politics on a wall in the East End Shoreditch neighborhood. As soon as the portrait was completed, Furia, along with friends … Continue reading

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What Do All Cities Have In Common

Does it sometimes seem like every city that you visit is pretty much the same? The run-of-the-mill shops, the stereotypical coffee bars, the standard hipster district, and the ubiquitous food trucks can be found every where you go. Well, London-based architect … Continue reading

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Reading By The Numbers

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Airbnb for Bikes

Copenhagen-based Donkey Republic has created what just may be a better alternative to city bike-sharing programs. AirDonkey users log-on with a simple app and reserve a bike within a chosen “hub” area. The app’s map guides the renter to a … Continue reading

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Banksy vs France

After Banksy’s controversial but surprisingly successful Dismaland installation closed last year, it was announced that the buildings and sets that comprised the attraction would be dismantled and shipped to Calais, France to provide shelter at the refugee camp known as “The Jungle”. The materials have been used … Continue reading

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Pop-up Libraries

Seoul South Korea’s Innovation Park seems like an unlikely location for a group of analog library pop-ups, but the tech start-up hub is now home to four colorful mini libraries. The mobile library project is the handiwork of ArchiWorkshop design … Continue reading

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I Love A Good Mystery

You can follow the brilliant Tom Gauld on his blog.  

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Backpacking 101

It’s been a quite a few years since I did any long backpacking trips around Europe, but I paid my dues with some three and four month journeys. Each episode is a learning experience on choosing the right gear and … Continue reading

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Between Words

Chicago-based artist and web developer Nicholas Rougeux’s project “Between the Words” strips all of the letters, numbers and spaces from complete texts of iconic novels leaving just the punctuation. The remaining symbols are arranged in a continuous spiral. You can … Continue reading

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