Category Archives: Asia

Book Boat

Last year, Indonesian journalist and filmmaker Muhammad Ridwan Alimuddina decided to to quit the rat race and make a major life change. Inspired by his love of books and a heartfelt commitment to literacy, he built his own traveling catamaran … Continue reading

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Books on the wing

Award-winning Korean illustrator Jungho Lee is known for his quirky book art. This series incorporates book imagery in each piece.

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Book Series

Tokyo-born, Dusseldorf-based sculptor Ramon Todo is best known for his melding of stone and glass, but I really love his new “Book Series”.

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Too Much Candor Can Be Awkward

The Belgian street artist and graphic designer who goes by the enigmatic moniker Monk HF has been sharing some brutally honest travel posters on social media. The ongoing series challenges travelers to address uncomfortable issues, such as pollution, war, migration, animal exploitation, … Continue reading

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No offense to extroverts

if you are an extrovert, please keep an open mind and enjoy this wonderful (somewhat nsfw) spoken word poem from 18 year-old Rabia Kapoor. I always thought of myself as an introvert, but apparently I’m what is now known as … Continue reading

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Forbidden City

If like me you have always wondered what it would be like to visit the North Korean capital Pyongyang, world traveler Jacob Laukaitis’ video below offers a glimpse of life in the secretive city.

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Chill Library

Built to improve literacy rates in Bima, Indonesia, this wonderful little library was constructed using recycled plastic boxes from a local ice cream manufacturer. Sponsored by the NGO Pocket for the Poor, the eco-friendly building makes use of natural cross … Continue reading

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Each year, Thailand’s mangrove forests are flooded by swarms of fireflies. Artists Robin Meier and André Gwerder took advantage of the insects’ ephemeral lighting to combine nature and technology in a stunning show. Their resulting film, entitled Synchronicity (Thailand) , … Continue reading

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When The Bookstores Are Closed

Singapore bookstore BooksActually has launched the first two of a new series of book vending machines. The machines are located at the Singapore Visitors Centre and the National Museum of Singapore. The book vendors will be rotated every three months … Continue reading

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Where Do languages Go To Die

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