One of my favorite things is to look beyond the travel-blog circuit for interesting posts on the future of travel. On Design Observer, John Thackara has a thought-provoking piece on the whole high-speed train push of the eco-conscious western world. It’s a contrarian thought, but an interesting one. In short and at its core, he [...]
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January 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Good design
October 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Shop talk
I’ve been in a consumerist mood lately, evidently, as shown by all the recent Shop Talk posts lately. Obviously, some of the fun of going on a trip for me is unpacking the little souvies I picked up once I’m home, like the birdcage necklace I got from my last trip to NYC–it makes me happy every time I look at it.
And in the spirit of random, pleasing objects from all over the world, check out kioskkiosk. I sent this site to myself, and can’t remember where I came across it, which seems oddly appropriate–it’s such a motley, excited collection of stuff. Juniper baby rattle from France? Check. Futon beater from Japan? Check check.
October 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Good design, Obsessed with the Dutch
For the end of design week, I wanted to share this great homemade-design blog I recently came across, Vlijtig. As previously mentioned in this post, one of the reasons I wanted to learn Dutch this year is because I love their aesthetic and wanted to be able to read Dutch design magazines.
I’m not there yet, and so, thank heavens for blogs like Vlijtig that help me make sense of it all.
October 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Good design, Novelty, Shop talk
I love the Otherist.
I’ve loved this shop since it was named Egg Merchantile a few years ago. I asked the owners–Americans, although the shop is in the tourist heart of Amsterdam–why they changed the name. People thought it was a literal egg merchantile, ignoring the beautiful displays of jewelry and oddities. That funny story just makes it better, to me.
February 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Favorite Bookstores, Good design, Shop talk, Urban archipelagos
I was recently in Argentina for–gasp–not work, and stumbled upon El Ateneo while in Buenos Aires. The bookstore was amazing. I could have lived there.