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Photobooth Journal: a life told through photobooth pictures

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By Livia Satriano in New Art on Friday 7 December 2012

Do you remember the film Amélie? There was a craze for collecting old discarded photographs from photobooths at the time. Way before that, in 1973, Katherine Anne Griffiths took her first photobooth picture at the age of 11. Since then, she’s been documenting her life through photo booth pictures. Photobooth Journal is both her personal photographic journal and a blog for lovers of photo booth photography, with many gems from the past.

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Fornasetti’s room accessories

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By Livia Satriano in New Products on Saturday 24 November 2012

Take a beautiful woman and start printing her face as a motif on almost anything, from ceramic plates to pillows to furniture. Fornasetti, one of the most influential and celebrated Italian designers, did so and made the face of beautiful soprano Lina Cavalieri become his signature motif. Since then, Fornasetti’s room accessories have become a must-have for cool interior decoration all over the world.

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Sad Songs Make Me Happy: a library of sad music

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By Livia Satriano in New Music on Saturday 24 November 2012

Who said a happy song will make you happy? Sad songs are the new happy songs and site, Sad Songs Make Me Happy, proves it. Lull yourself with delicate tunes and get emotional to intimate lyrics. Who can ask for more? From Leonard Cohen to St.Vincent, from Hans Otte to the Durutti Column, beautiful gems of ‘sad’ music selected by the (happy) mind behind this project, music editor Roberto Canella.

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Odd Jobs: Portraits of Unusual Occupations

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By Livia Satriano in New Photography on Saturday 24 November 2012

Can you imagine making a living out of sniffing armpits? Well, probably you can’t. Yet there are people who do that: they are called ‘odour judges’ and they’re among us, just like condom testers, dinosaur bones dusters and other unbelievable but real jobs. Photographer Nancy Rica Schiff sought them out and captured them in action for her book Odd Jobs – Portraits of Unusual Occupations. Flip through the pages and I’m sure you will want more of your boring office life.

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74.33: a playlist for every mood

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By Livia Satriano in New Music on Friday 23 November 2012

Tired of not knowing which music to play? Then it’s about time you let the mighty power of randomness guide you! 74.33 takes its name from the length of a CD and is a place to find the music you’re looking for. Just click on your favourite picture and a music playlist that reflects your […]

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Movie Poster of the day Tumblr

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By Livia Satriano in Cool Websites on Thursday 22 November 2012

Everybody loves the movies, but most people ignore what is probably one of the best thing about movies … Movie posters! Movie Poster of the Day is a collection of marvelous film artworks from over the years. The rule is simple “one poster a day” and the range is wide, from famous artists’ takes on cinematic masterpieces to unexpected gems from the Far East. Real candy for the eye.

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Assez vu: a collection of all things odd and beautiful

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By Livia Satriano in Cool Websites on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Assez Vu is the place to go when in search of cool things from the past: old pictures, videos and other rarities. Assez Vu is a collection of all things odd and beautiful that you might not know about. From Futurists’ strangest inventions to crazy vintage ads.

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Katherine Anne Griffiths tells her life through photo booth shots

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By Livia Satriano in Video on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Do you remember the film Amélie? There was a craze for collecting old discarded photographs from photo booths at the time. Way before that, in 1973, Ms. Katherine Anne Griffiths took her first photo booth picture at the age of 11. Since then, she’s been documenting her life through photo booth pictures. Photobooth Journal‘ is both her personal photographic journal and a blog for lovers of photo booth photography, with many gems from the past.

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