my Borders score: 4 of 4

Five Hundred Buildings of LondonThis is another chunky compact book. My favorite book size in the world is a compact chunky. The interior design is okay. It’s simple, but could be a lot simpler and further succeeded in what the book’s designer intended. I was very impressed by the quality of the photos. The photographer …

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cheapest Christmas album

Amazon is currently offering a 99 song Christmas album for $2. That’s $0.02 per song. Use the link below to get this Amazon Exclusive. UPDATE: 1/14/2011Here’s the album’s list of artists. The number following the artist(s) name is number of songs represented. Oxford St. Peter’s Choir – 18Bonn Classical Philharmonic and Heribert Beissel – 10 …

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London Calling cheap

I noticed recently that Amazon is selling a ton of music albums in mp3 format for $5 a pop. Five bucks! “London Calling” by The Clash is among the group. Soon thereafter, I randomly came across Rolling Stone’s top 500 albums of all time. “London Calling” came in at #8.

library receipt

Here’s an exciting new series. Images of my library receipts. This books were for research for Bible covers I’m designing. Books on receipt:The world’s famous orations / William Jennings Bryan, editor-in-chief; Francis W. Halsey, associate editorNew York ; London : Funk and Wagnalls Company, [1906] Illuminated Greek manuscripts from American collections; an exhibition in honor …

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really tall bookshelf

Here’s another cool thing in London. The National Art Library has a temporary giant bookcase construction filling void created by the building’s spiral staircase. from the architects: Situated by the V&As National Art Library, this freestanding wooden tower re-evaluates the concept of the archive. Its walls are made up of hundreds of shelves, holding thousands …

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London Gate

Simply brilliant. We need more of these exact same gates around the world. It activates the air space and encourages engagement with the surrounding environment in a simple, simple, yet dynamic way. It is simply called “London Gate” and is the winning entry by Rotterdam studio, Donis, in a competition to design a temporary landmark …

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De Stijl in today’s world

It’s the final weeks of “Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World” at Tate Modern and I’m really wishing I’m in London right now. The De Stijl movement (flat planes of painted color with intersecting lines) has a completely different look and feel in today’s been-there-done-that world than it did when it …

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more on the V&A

When in London 4 years ago, my wife and I visited the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum). It actually wasn’t one of the big highlights of our trip. In just about any other city it would be the #1 museum, but there’s so many things to see and do in London that the V&A didn’t …

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