Category Archives: Architecture

Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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Everything Is Illuminated

Artist Rafael Esquer first visited New York City 20 years ago as a student, but he never forgot the exhilarating feeling of Manhattan at night. Now as the director of a design studio, he has created a fabulous poster rendered … Continue reading

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A station in a station ( or a terminal)

Most visitors to Manhattan this time of the year head for the gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or traipse around gawking at the elaborate holiday window displays, but for me one of the highlights in New York City every holiday … Continue reading

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Underground Design

h/t to follower Evan Smythe for this post During the 1930s, London Transport’s first chief executive, Frank Pick, commissioned radical new designs for the system’s Underground stations, the famous Johnston typeface, and the iconic roundel. To mark the 75th anniversary … Continue reading

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Greetings From Jersey City

Brazilian street artist and accomplished muralist Eduardo Kobra recently completed this amazing David Bowie 180 foot-tall mural for Jersey City, New Jersey’s Artober festival.

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Vienna is for lovers

You may call me a sappy romantic, but I love this little promotional film from the hotel booking site Booking.com. Just like artists Rachel Long and Antosh Wojcik, I’m a big fan of the work of Gustav Klimt, and a … Continue reading

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Station to Station

This very neat infographic was created for the British travel agency Pettitts.

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Moscow Boulevard

I really appreciate travel magazine Flaneur’s singular focus on just one street in a city for each issue. The Berlin-based publication’s latest actually concentrates on a large district this time. Their new issue explores Moscow’s Boulevard Ring in the center of the … Continue reading

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City of Love

You may recall French digital artist Julien Nonnon’s marvelous video mapping project from last year when he projected images of nattily dressed animals on the walls of Paris. Now his new project #Le_Baiser, inspired by the work of poet Alfred de … Continue reading

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Speed Reading

Even if you have never visited the New York Public Library’s famed Rose Reading Room, its likely that you have seen it in films or on travel shows. The stunning Beaux-Arts hall just reopened following a two year restoration project. … Continue reading

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