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DESIGN
550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs
To demonstrate the sheer creativity and vision of over 150 designers across the globe, Kristi O'Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer—founders of Chicago's The Patternbase design studio and online archive—have partnered with publisher Thames and Hudson...
FOOD-DRINK
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break
Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that's largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that's something of a cultural institution...
CULTURE
The Good Copy, Melbourne
Born out of a love of words and a desire to support emerging and freelance writers, Melbourne's The Good Copy is a writing studio, publisher, grammar school, shop and community library. From offering creative services for corporate clients to publishing...
TRAVEL
Traveling + Art = The Jaunt Book
Few things are as inspiring as discovering new places, and few people need constant inspiration as much as artists. That’s the idea behind art and travel concept The Jaunt, which was launched by Jeroen Smeets in 2013 and has already resulted in some...
CULTURE
Going Out is Going In: Photography for a Cause
When Ansel Adams received his first camera at the age of 14, there was no telling the artistic legacy the American wilderness photographer would leave. Creativity aside, Adams' extensive portfolio was—and remains—an instrumental force in building momentum...
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The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings
Following his enthralling 2014 TED Talk, Marc Kushner of Architizer has crafted the latest addition to the TED Books library. To explore how media influences architecture around the world Kushner focuses on 100 high-concept structures, ranging from...
DESIGN
Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
Since 2006, Behance has been the platform for emerging creators with vision and desire. More than a place to store one's work, it's a tool for discovery employed by agencies and organizations the world around. An acquisition by Adobe in 2012 only...
DESIGN
BIG. HOT TO COLD Book
As anyone in NYC can attest, new construction in the city has tended toward the unimaginative, with boxy glass and steel condos popping up where elegant, conscious architecture once existed. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of the eponymous Bjarke...
CULTURE
Singularity&Co's Campaign to Save Sci Fi
Brooklyn-based bookstore and publishing fixture Singularity&Co has expanded its commitment to rescuing pulp fiction from the past with a Kickstarter campaign called Save the Sci Fi: The Next Generation. In the campaign to resurrect rare, forgotten...
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Kin: Pieter Hugo
South African photographer Pieter Hugo has released "Kin," a stunning book of images that are deeply personal; featuring photos of friends, family members and of himself in the backdrop of his native country—"a place defined by centuries of political...
DESIGN
Cycling Climbs: Twenty Art Prints
Since the Tour de France route changes every year, the announcement of where the ride will take the peloton is a highly anticipated event. For riders and fans alike, a tour doesn't quite have the "je ne sais quoi" without a visit to the Alpe d'Huez...
CULTURE
The Aftermath of 40 Days of Dating: The Book
While NYC-based designers and friends Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman completed their experiment "40 Days of Dating" last summer, devoted readers (into the millions) who followed every bit of documentation are all dying to know: what happened next...
CULTURE
Tokyo Camera Style
Though smartphones might take the bulk of our daily point-and-shoot photography, street shooting with film is alive and well—especially in Tokyo. Throughout the '90s and early aughts, Japanese camera-makers from Contax to Nikon produced a range of...
CULTURE
Huck Magazine: Paddle Against The Flow
Drawing on its decade-long history covering a broad range of counterculture, London-based Huck Magazine recently took stock of the greatest nuggets of wisdom from leading wave-makers who have graced the publication's pages. The result is "Paddle...
DESIGN
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 25
Since commissioning John Baldessari to create a set of pillowcases, the team at conceptual periodical The Thing Quarterly has been hard at work to send subscribers delightful (and usable) objects dreamt up by creatives—most recently a 12" LP designed...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Krrb Classifieds Nascar meets wheelchair in this polished tire rocker up for grabs on community-based classifieds site Krrb. The chair, named “El Rocker de Las Llantas Muertas" (The Rocker of Dead Tires), has been meticulously hand crafted by...
CULTURE
Distilling a Year with the Zeitguide 2015
There's a reason we continue to feature the Zeitguide from Grossman & Partners. Each week, founder and CEO Brad Grossman, and his ever-expanding team, cull through over 2,000 pieces of source material on breaking news, global trends and key topics...
CULTURE
The New Health Rules
Striking a balance between accessible, easy-to-execute and comprehensive in nature, "The New Health Rules" by Dr Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro maps out longterm habits worth integrating into everyday life. This is no fad diet and these aren't temporary...
STYLE
Denim Dudes: A Book About Men and Their Jeans
At any given time, approximately 50% of the global population is wearing a pair of jeans—at least, so says Amy Leverton, a leading denim expert and author of "Denim Dudes," a new photography-based book documenting over 80 men and their denim. While...
CULTURE
Ideas On Paper
by Ian Sanders Alex Smith started his career working for big London retailers like Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, yet his ambition was always to open his own shop. In March 2014, he did just that. It feels a world away from London's fashionable...
DESIGN
Reproducing Scholten & Baijings Book
In 2000, Dutch designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings set out to design functional products, exclusively collaborate with the world's best brands and professionals and to find a balance between industrially produced series and experimental...
CULTURE
IDEA Books, London
by Caroline Kinneberg What bookseller has the most popular account on Instagram? Random House, you might guess? It has almost 10k followers, compared to Barnes and Noble's 18k. Maybe more visual brands, like Taschen (20k) or Assouline (23k)? But...
CULTURE
Openspaces: Cornwall's Shores in Photos
Recent years have seen England's surf scene earn more and more credit on an international level. With the growing popularity of cold water surfing (and the ability to quickly document and share one's sessions via social media) England's frigid yet...
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25_AND_UNDER
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
In Twitter engineer Angus Croll's new book "If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript," he imagines how well-known literary figures from James Joyce to J.D. Salinger to Tupac would write JavaScript code. It's a fun, creative exercise that reminds programmers of...
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