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The Captivating Beauty of Libraries Around the World

New York-based, French photographer Franck Bohbot documents the breathtaking beauty of libraries in his ongoing series <i>House of Books</i>. Traveling to cities like Paris, Rome, and Boston, the photographer creates a visual record of the bastions of knowledge and learning that have been the pillars of …

Top 10 Literary Cities

If your idea of vacation includes checking out local bookshops and exploring writer hangouts, this list is for you.<p><i>From the September 2011 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>magazine</i><p><b>Edinburgh, Scotland</b><br>It’s practically mandatory that visitors to Edinburgh travel by the book. The atmospheric …

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

An Eighties Christmas

FASHION SHOPPING<p><b>With a slick of red lipstick, pop-rock boombox beats and a whole disco ball of glitter, a wave of nostalgia has swept in and taken us</b> …

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Everything You Need To Know About The Shakeup At Gucci

Creative director Frida Giannini and CEO Patrizio di Marco are leaving Gucci after declining sales. How did the brand lose its edge?<p>Gucci Group announced on Friday that its top two executives–creative director Frida Giannini and Chief Executive Patrizio di Marco–will be leaving the company early …

New in My Modern Shop: Elizabeth Gadd's Enchanting Photography

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've now added ten new prints to My Modern Shop by 21-year-old photographer Elizabeth Gadd. The brilliant young photographer shoots people interacting with nature. The last time we featured her work she was taking all of us on a journey through the …

Businesses furious as Amazon software glitch sells their stock for a penny

There’s more to being a successful retailer than keeping your buyers happy.<p>U.K. businesses that sell via Amazon.com’s (AMZN) local site are up in …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …