Tag Archives: books

The Sartorialist: Closer, New York Book Signing

12 Sep

One of my favorite fashion blogs is Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist. Here’s a video from his book signing for his latest book The Sartorialist: Closer.

[Via YouTube]

The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World

17 Apr

Angelica Library, Rome, Italy

For the complete list, please visit Flavorwire.

Storybook fantasies

6 Apr

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Jessie Willcox Smith

Let’s take a look at the top 10 classic children’s fairy tale illustrators according to Flavorwire.

13 Mar

I wish all libraries looked so grand!

I Love Upstate New York

Grand Arches Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

I love libraries…well, I love the idea of libraries. Whenever I go to a new library, I always have the same hope that the inside will resemble the Venetian library that was featured in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade…minus all of the rats and fire. I hold my breath with the excitement that white marble floors and painted ceilings can arouse. I long for the smell of worn leather bindings and yellowing parchment. When I go to a library, I want to literally be transported to a different era, when people had loads of money to decorate buildings from floor to ceiling with knick knacks made of solid gold. I am always disappointed when faced with the fluorescently lit reality that has been every library I have ever had the misfortune to visit…and yet my quest for the perfect library continues, much as Indiana’s search for the holy grail.

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Reading List: Publicité Sauvage-25 ans et demi

22 Feb

Lately, I’ve been talking a lot about Publicité Sauvage’s retrospective but forgot to mention that there’s also a book (in french) on sale. If you can’t make it to any one of the exhibitions or if you are interested in Montreal’s graphic arts scene, you can purchase Publicité Sauvage: 25 ans et demi online or at any Renaud-Bray bookstore in Quebec.

What Happens in Bookstores at Night

17 Jan

Here’s a charming and whimsical short video of what happens once this bookstore closes for the day (bookstore in question is Type Books in Toronto).

[Via Colossal]

The Library Phantom

6 Jan

This story is not new and maybe some of you have already heard about the famous paper sculptures left in various libraries and museums all over Edinburgh, Scotland. It started in the spring of 2011 and only recently was the tenth and final sculpture dropped off at the Scottish Poetry Library in mid-November. These little works of art are breathtaking and were given as gifts by an anonymous woman to express her thanks for the continuing existence of libraries, museums, and books in Scotland. This person is amazing for putting all this time and effort into creating these little gems and then giving them away. A selfless and generous act. A magical and inspirational story to say the least!

For the full story, please visit NPR and This is Central Station.