Maps can be fascinating. It’s about knowing where you are, or where you want to get lost. It’s picturing a place, giving it its own spirit on the paper (or online, let’s be modern). It’s a gateway to another world, where your imagination is free to travel to unknown or far-away locations. It’s also the […]
We’re so used to it we don’t pay attention to our comfort any more. But if I’d tell you we’re part of 60% of the world population who have access to toilets, who’d you give it a thought now? Yes, this article is about flushing the toilets. Or just having a safe and clean place […]
Who doesn’t like to write a list once in a while, to get things done? Isn’t it even better if you’ve got a lovely notepad handy to help? Season Paper Collection is a delicate, paper-loving brand which creates, among other things, some charming notepads. Why focusing today on notepads? This is how I discovered them, […]
For those of you who like to discover new cities, map in hand, but with a budget on the low side, Use-It Europe city guides are just the thing. With cool graphics, these guides will take you off the beaten tracks. Started in Belgium, the Use-It project has extended throughout Europe to offer free tourist […]
With the new year coming soon, it’s time to send your best wishes to your friends and family! To help you with this, here comes Letterpress de Paris, a small French company publishing some beautiful letter-pressed cards: Letterpress de Paris has partnered with talented designers from various backgrounds to create a gorgeous collection of cards […]
If you happen to be fond of both beer, and books, here’s a book from publisher Gestalten about which you could be pretty enthusiastic about. Carefully edited by Sylvia Kopp, one of the best beer sommelier (did you know such a cool job existed?), Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book is a journey […]
To all notebook lovers. You probably know what it is to have this big new project you want to start from scratch, and you open a new notebook and get started (the story doesn’t how long it lasts). When you travel, and always find a lovely notebook on your way and can’t help but buy […]
Today we’re heading back to Australia where I first laid eyes on Frankie Magazine, a gorgeous lifestyle, travel and craft magazine (it’s way more than this in fact, but this is an introductory short-cut). Published every 2 months, Frankie is a refreshing reading taking you to a special trip to a world of simple, arty […]
With the Christmas gift-hunting season getting nearer you’ll soon wonder what to get for that bookworm friend of yours, or for your old uncle who reads only outdated books (what an idea!). The Penguin Classics books may be just the thing for you! I am not talking about the usual classics books here, but about […]
Here is something for the curious-minded, paper-loving traveller. Herb Lester Associates is an English company editing lovely travel guides for city breaks. Whenever I travel to a new city, I check if a Herb Lester Guide exists, and I’ve never been disappointed so far!
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