Category Archives: Architecture

NYC: Underground Arts

All to often we see horror stories in the media about the terrible state of the New York City subway system. As someone who has traveled the MTA all of my life, I have to admit that it can be … Continue reading

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Visit the Library Planet

Library Planet is a new crowdsourced online travel guide for libraries around the world. Created by Danish librarians Marie Engberg Eiriksson and Christian Lauersen, who proclaim their mission to make library tourism easier and to share enthusiasm for visiting libraries. The … Continue reading

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Britain In Pictures

The books  in the 1940s Britain in Pictures series were designed to boost morale during World War II, but perhaps also record the British way of life in case the Germans completed their European campaign by successfully crossing the English Channel. The … Continue reading

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Isn’t all of Britain fictional

Fake Britain is a marvelous map to more than 400 fictional locations in England, Scotland and Wales featuring made-up towns, villages, castles, islands, and more. Created by Matt Brown and Rhys B. Davis, the map draws from films, television and books. … Continue reading

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Library Porn

Every bibliophile that I know would love to have one of these in their neighborhood. This stunning little library was designed by Shulin Forest Architects to be a serene reading space for the book-loving village of Liangjiashan in Zhejiang Province, … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Banksy Life

Banksy has confirmed that a two-sided mural on an out of the way garage in Port Talbot, Wales is his newest work. From one angle it appears to feature a child happily catching snow flakes. However, viewed from a slightly … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Illuminade

This year’s annual Amsterdam Light Festival is taking place for the 7th season from November 29, 2018 until January 20, 2019. With the theme “the medium is the message”, 30 illuminated artworks adorn the canal ring, the River Amstel, and … Continue reading

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Centre Pompidou has an identity crisis

Whenever I am in Paris, I always make some time to visit the grand Centre Pompidou. After four decades, the modern art museum with its inside-out construction is looking less cutting-edge, but it still boasts one of Europe’s best contemporary … Continue reading

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NYC: Word on (under) the street

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Ou est la petite bibliotheque gratuite ?

H/t to Cécile C. for the photo of this wonderful little free library in the town of  Relecq in Brittany, France.

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