Books

  • 2022 in Review

    2022 in Review

    Every subsequent year feels like it’s worse than the previous year. That’s not the reality of course. It just feels that way. Due to the connected nature of life now (thanks to Twitter and the Trinet). Each of us are saddled with an incalculable weight of the year’s past. We sulk around with so much…

  • To read, is to evolve

    I’m not a speed-reader. I would say, I struggle to read more than 5 books a year. I buy more books than I’m able to read. That’s not a problem per se, just a matter of fact. Maybe one day I will get through all the books on my shelf. I wish I had the…

  • BBC Dracula billboard comes alive at night in the shadows

    BBC Dracula billboard comes alive at night in the shadows

    Sometimes, advertising can be really really fun. BBC really outdid themselves here. Drive or walk by this billboard during the day and you see one thing — but at night you see a ghastly vampire visage. Very clever: (shared via u/lllDUNN at r/gifs – Reddit)

  • Word on the Water, a Floating Bookshop in London Kings Cross, Regent’s Canal

    Word on the Water, a Floating Bookshop in London Kings Cross, Regent’s Canal

    The whole idea of a floating bookstore is just so quaint and charming. The interior of Word on the Water is probably exactly what you are imagining. Bobbing up-and-down in London, England at Regent’s Canal, is the utterly unique Word on the Water bookshop. It’s has cozy corners, thick carpets and a complimentary hardwood interior.…

  • Arcade Game Typography

    Arcade Game Typography

    I have nothing but praise for those who study niche topics like these. Toshi Omagari of MonoType, studied typography at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. He’s worked alongside big brands like H&M, and he’s previously contributed to Google Noto, and more notably introduced Tibetan Script support to Google Noto which is spectacular work. He helped…

  • The Library That Almost Wasn’t, Hunters Point Community Library

    The Library That Almost Wasn’t, Hunters Point Community Library

    Libraries, all-too-frequently, are sadly neglected. They serve so many wonderful purposes. They are civil centers, repositories of information, waypoints of knowledge and are doorways to other worlds. What should be celebrated is often left to decay. Libraries for many, are their own personal Room of Requirement. In short, libraries are awesome. The Hunter’s Point Branch…