Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

For our second installment collecting all that surrounds us in the wonderful world of books:

Typo Latino is a compendium of type by Latin authors, including insight into their creation process and suggested use. Moving over to Berlin, Freunde Von Freunden: Berlin is a tome celebrating Berlin creatives and their living spaces. And NYTimes writer Charles Duhigg writes about the science of habit in our lives, workplaces, and communities in his new book. Finally, we came across this wonderful “Booklovers Map of America Showing Certain Landmarks of Literary Geography.”

Fabrica

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Founded in 1994 as a communications research center financed by Benetton, and based in Treviso (Italy), Fabrica has been a beacon to young artists and designers – in visual communication, photography, interaction, music, video and journalism – resulting in socially aware, often provocative work.

Within a new immersive website, designed and developed by italian firm Alquimia WRG, a “social stream”  now offers a behind the scenes peek inside their lively creativity.

(Photo by Reed Young)

 

Destination is never a place…..

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Wert&Co.’s founders recently travelled to the state of Chiapas Mexico, spending time in the deeply beautiful Mayan culture. Known for it’s colorful and intricate clothing and textile design, there was much visual delight — but on a deeper level it was also rich in learnings about the complexity within societies. For more imagery follow Judy’s instagram.

Evidence is piling up on the power of time off, not simply to disengage from our plugged in 24/7 lifestyle, but as a way to unleash creative thinking.  In a radical fashion, designer Stefan Sagmeister takes an extended sabbatical every seven years which he discussed in a popular TED talk about his motivations and the ideas that flow back into his work as a result.

 

Rose are Red….

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Lilacs, False blue, White, Purple, Color of lilac, Your great puffs of flowers….

As the East Coast begins to thaw, we are counting the days in anticipation of trying the LikeThat Garden app which works like a Shazam for flowers. Available for free, it promises to turn even the most hardened urbanist into a botanist.

(Quote from Poem ‘Lilacs’ by Amy Lowell)

 

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