Tag Archives: London

Boom for Real

The ever elusive British street artist known as Banksy has confirmed via Instagram that two new artworks on the walls of London’s Barbican Centre are his creations. One image is of a ferris wheel with people lining-up at the ticket … Continue reading

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Travel By App

If you are like me, you have multiple transit and map apps on your phone. One of my favorite apps is the very useful and well designed Citymapper app. The firm behind the app just announced that the digital company has been … Continue reading

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Books and Pandemonium

Bikes & Rabbits is an Anglo-French contemporary circus troupe created in London five years ago. They work with commonplace objects, such as books, to create tense, but entertaining scenes.

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Bookstore Tourism London

Lined with mellow oak paneling, bathed in natural light from  tall glass roof, Daunt books in Marylebone London is an elegant and calm oasis for visiting bibliophiles. The sedate, Edwardian building provides a pitch-perfect setting for one of the city’s … Continue reading

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Temples of Knowledge

I first ran across the exceptional architectural photography of Ahmet Ertug earlier this year when I was at the Hermitage Museum store in Saint Petersburg. His book on the dazzling palace museum was extraordinary. Now he has released his latest … Continue reading

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That Old Book Smell

As a life-long book collector and a long-time bookseller, I have always loved that special woody, floral, dusky aroma that only emanates from books with age. But what precisely is “that old book smell”? The journal Heritage Science has published an … Continue reading

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Every Journey Matters

If you have traveled the London Underground during the past year, it’s likely that you have caught a glimpse of illustrator Rob Bailey’s vivid posters created for Transport for London. Aimed at tourists and commuters alike, the “Every Journey Matters” … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism London

One of my favorite places to escape the tourist madness of central London is Hatchards Bookshop. The third floor, with its comfy sofas, is a great spot to spend a rainy afternoon. The popular Londonist blog recently profiled the city’s oldest bookshop … Continue reading

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London Stopover

There are so many things to see and do in London that it would take a lifetime to cover them all. So what would you do with a 24 hour stopover in the British capital? The infographic below from Central … Continue reading

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Love Is A Losing Game

As I get older, I feel the tragic lose of remarkable young artists even more than the greats who died young during my own youth. This is especially true when it comes to the amazingly talented Amy Winehouse. I still … Continue reading

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