Couple of pieces in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of David – Mine is called Cellphone Confidential, about the problematic relationship we have with our cellphones and other hand held technology, while Rasa makes her journalism debut with Reading in the New Year, a list of some of the best books from 2018 and a look ahead at 2019.
Enjoy the read!
In honor of the great Icelandic holiday tradition, Here’s a list of some of the best books of the last year for you to peruse, think about, ponder and maybe, just maybe, if you have the time, read. It’s a list with something for everyone and easily searchable. And as an added bonus, they have their lists for the past 9 years linked as well. Enjoy! #bookconcierge
“Just a few months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Toronto and strolled right into The Monkey’s Paw, an “antiquarian shop specializing in uncommon books and paper artifacts from the age of print.” Upon entering, I was immediately drawn to this beautiful, vintage-looking vending machine. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it sold random books for only $2. Named the “Biblio-Mat,” it’s the world’s first randomizing vending machine for old books.The Biblio-Mat was built by Craig Small for The Monkey’s Paw. According to the owners, “The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. When a customer puts coins into it, the Biblio-Mat dramatically whirrs and vibrates as the machine is set in motion. The ring of an old telephone bell enhances the thrill when the customer’s mystery book is delivered with a satisfying clunk into the receptacle below.” Watch the video below to see it in action!”
Source: Awesome Vending Machine Sells Random Books for $2 – My Modern Met
What nobody talks about, when they talk about Marilyn Monroe.
“She always wanted to be photographed while reading, because that’s what she loved doing most. She had a library of over 400 books.”
Let’s just take a moment to respect the ultimate combination that is both beauty and brains. Rest in peace, Ms. Monroe.
Hanging out with my friends Wade and John and we stopped in at Amber Unicorn Books… This is them in the science fiction room.
We all geeked out completely!
The History of Typography, in Stop-Motion Animation – Ivan Kander – The Atlantic.
I’m a font geek, I admit it. Back in my design days, I was certainly guilty of over doing it and I’m sure, even now, my computer (and certainly my back up drive) is full of fonts I’ll never use but that just look cool!
This video is a must see for anyone who loves fonts, history, books, printing, design… whatever. It’s less than 6 minutes. You can thank me later.