Monthly Archives: January 2011

Art Deco Travel Posters

When I was recently in Marrakesh, lost for hours in the labyrinthine souks, I stumbled into a souvenir shop just to gather my bearings for a moment (there is no such thing as solitude for a lone pasty girl in … Continue reading

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The Magic of Scopitones – or – “Your Life is Now Complete”

Being an American, it is incredibly easy to forget how pervasive our culture tends to be, particularly when it comes to popular music. Unlike many other nationalities, we are not inclined to listen to music in other languages; and as … Continue reading

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Retro Saul Steinberg Paris Wallpaper

Saul Steinberg’s distinctive line work has consistently been a favorite of mine, and it reminds me of the simple – yet sophisticated – sensibility of vintage French drawings. So it seems perfectly fitting that, back in 1946, he designed this … Continue reading

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Le Premier Cours – Talkin’ Fancy.

When I was 20, I spent a semester in the beautiful French city of Strasbourg, located in the Alsace-Lorraine region (awesome white wines). It was an incredible cultural and language immersion experience, and I felt so lucky in that I … Continue reading

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