Monthly Archives: April 2021

Climate Crisis

Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat newspaper has created a free and downloadable variable font that aims to make the urgency of climate change tangible by mirroring the declining amount of Arctic sea ice in its disappearing letterforms. While a regular typeface has … Continue reading

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your secret belief in perpetual spring

IN PERPETUAL SPRING Amy Gerstler Gardens are also good places to sulk. You pass beds of spiky voodoo lilies and trip over the roots of a sweet gum tree, in search of medieval plants whose leaves, when they drop off … Continue reading

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On the Fiery Edge of Oblivion

Just when I managed to pull myself away from obsessively checking in on the Fagradalsfjall volcanic eruption in Iceland, the local band Kaleo released this astonishing music video. The performance video for Skinny was filmed live during a volcanic eruption … Continue reading

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Mystery, History & some Cartography

One of the joys of being vaccinated against Covid-19 has been the ability to return to bookstore browsing. On my most recent visit to our local indie bookshop (shout out to Newtown Bookshop ) I picked up a copy of … Continue reading

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This book can help save the Planet

The international retail giant Ikea has published a cookbook for creative cooking with recycled food waste called The ScrapsBook and it’s available to download for free. IKEA has created The ScrapsBook, in collaboration with chefs from across North America. This … Continue reading

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Flipping Brilliant

If you ever wax nostalgic for the old iconic railway station flipboards like the one pictured above from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, you are going to love this story. Chee-Kit Lai, founder of Mobile Studio Architects, has created what may … Continue reading

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Was Mordor actually in Siberia

I haven’t watched much classic Soviet-era Russian television, but I imagine that little of the content was as weird as the recently rediscovered version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Embedded below are parts 1 and 2 of the … Continue reading

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Irish Blessings

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Don’t Panic : The Answer Is Still 42

The indie publisher Unbound is preparing to release the crowdfunded book  42: The Wildly Improbably Ideas of Douglas Adams, featuring unseen notes, scripts and ideas from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy author. The book consists of excerpts from 67 boxes full of notebooks, letters, … Continue reading

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Does Your Library Hold The Secret To Happiness

If you visit Travel Between The Pages on a regular basis, you probably have noticed that I am a big-time evangelist for libraries and that I really like infographics. The graphics below show how libraries can help patrons not only … Continue reading

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