Tag Archives: Starbucks

No More Leftovers

On my most recent international trip I visited three countries that all used different currencies. By the time I got home, I had a baggie full of miscellaneous coins and bills that may never get used. Now, all of that … Continue reading

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New York, New York

When Israeli director/animator/filmmaker Ynon Lan visited New York City for the first time, he recorded his impression in over 3,000 photographs. He then used 330 of the images of people, taxis, brownstones, and Starbucks to create a stop-motion film called Still … Continue reading

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Literary Starbucks

Jill, Nora and Wilson are three college students who spend a little too much time at their local Starbucks. But they’ve put that malingering to good use with their very amusing blog Literary Starbucks. The minimalist site imagines what might … Continue reading

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All Aboard Starbucks ?

In my dotage, my last remaining vice is a serious coffee habit. And, while I try and patronize indie coffeeshops whenever possible, I’m still an unashamed fan of Starbucks. The global coffee colossus is now launching a felicitous collaboration with … Continue reading

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Starbucks’ Progenitor

Some of us seem to think that travel is just an opportunity to hangout at new cafes and coffeehouses. Thanks to the British Museum we can trace the Western roots of our coffee obsession back to England’s very first public … Continue reading

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Paris: free wi-fi and more

All photos © Felipe Ribon The Mairie de Paris commissioned the firm JCDecaux to create the clever Escale Numérique , a “green” free wi-fi/gadget charging station/information kiosk at the Rond Pont des Champs-Elysées. The Escale Numérique’s sheltered hotspot is equipped … Continue reading

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