Secret works of art on the edges of book pages

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 20 September 2013

In the world of art, anything and everything can be your canvas. Recently, the University of Iowa discovered a four-volume set of books from 1837. These books contain ‘fore-edge paintings’ – works of art that can only be revealed when you fan the pages part-way open.

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Boston Shoes: stories from the bombing tragedy

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Created from shoes that were present or somehow involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston Shoes is a photo series that tells the stories from the tragedy. The project invited anyone involved to submit a photo of their shoes. Whether the shoes were running in the race, there on the feet of a first responder, or […]

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Vintage car wrecks from the great motoring boom

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 22 June 2012

Oh wow. These photos were taken during the 1920s and 30s in and around Boston by Leslie Jones, a staff photographer at the Boston-Herald Traveler newspaper. When he died in 1967, 34,000 of his prints were donated to the Boston Public Library, including these incredible snapshots of modern urban life in progress.

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Cool branding work for Boston restaurant

Aaron Craig Reader Find

By Aaron Craig in New Design on Thursday 23 February 2012

When I stumbled across Richard Arthur Stewart’s branding job for The Lower Depths taproom and restaurant in Boston, I couldn’t stop admiring it.

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Life-sized Stormtrooper cake

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 19 January 2012

The people over at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes made this sweet, life-sized cake shaped like an imperial stormtrooper for the Arisia sci-fi convention in Boston.

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Bruno Super Deluxe mushroom bag

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 29 October 2011

Nobody likes mushy mushrooms, and everybody likes helping the planet (right?). Well, Bruno Super Deluxe, an up-and-coming design company based in Boston, lets you save the world and keep your veggies fresh at the same time.

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Debut album from Big Big Buildings: Be Not Aglow

Contributions Reader Find

By Adam McElreath in New Music on Wednesday 19 October 2011

Illustrator and multi-instrumentalist Adam McElreath has been making D.I.Y. records in his room for the past six years under the moniker Big Big Buildings. After a string of EPs, Big Big Buildings released the first full-length album, Be Not Aglow, on October 13. It’s for you to stream at Soundcloud.

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Opening Ceremony for the 16th Asian Games

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Tuesday 16 November 2010

There are some stunning photos on the Boston website from the Opening Ceremony for the 16th Asian Games, which kicked off recently in Guangzhou, China, and featured the usual over the top display of lazers, dancing and fireworks.

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Old South Meeting House Clock

Kyle Harris Reader Find

By Kyle Harris in Architecture on Wednesday 23 December 2009

The historical Old South Meeting House Clock has been restored in Boston. It’s been running since the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. Craftsman David Webb took part in the rebuilding of the clock that is a big piece in the history of Boston.

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Eat The Art

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 23 October 2009

If you’ve ever known the mouth-watering appeal of well photographed food, then the Eat the Art exhibition now on in Boston may be the place for you. This lip-smacking exhibit brings together a smorgasbord of food as art themed pieces from more than forty-two artists. Using various media, artists showcase everything from a miniature cocktail dress made out of the skins of clementines to flowers made of jelly beans. One of the highlights includes several of Andy Warhol’s iconic food-themed pieces. Eat the Art is on now until the month’s end.

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Banq in Boston

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 September 2009

For some, Banq resembles a cave, for others, the desert. But whatever the curvaceous layers of blond birch sweeping across the soaring ceilings at this Boston-based restaurant are reminiscent of, the uniqueness of its sleek and sexy design are indisputable. Tables made of recycled bamboo, exposed brick walls, and other smartly executed details all add to the restaurant’s dynamic atmosphere.

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Chester French’s She Loves Everybody

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Saturday 1 November 2008

I’ve been into this song for some time, with its overt sixties influences, melodies and structure, all locked in and given a push along by the solid ‘thwump’ of a watertight kick drum. It’s dreamy, drifty, pure escapism, like a light Sangria on a sparkling summer’s day. The band, Chester French, have released the track […]

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Bruno Super Deluxe

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in New Eco on Wednesday 8 October 2008

Now I’m sure you think you’ve got better things to talk about than storing vegetables in your fridge. Well, that was until you heard what the designer for Bruno Super Deluxe was up too. This Boston-based label is redefining mushroom and garlic storage as we know it by creating reusable bags for vegies that just […]

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Kelly Burgess

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 5 September 2008

I like the understated, almost voyeuristic work of Brookline, Massachusetts photographer Kelly Burgess. She is in her senior year of studies at the Art Institute of Boston.

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Brian Willmont

Kate Barnett Reader Find

By Kate Barnett in New Illustration on Tuesday 8 July 2008

Swapping life in Boston for the wide spaces of Santa Fe, Mexican artist Brian Willmont is creating pieces that are described as ‘Technicolor American folklore’. His work explores themes such as American history within dreamscapes. I particularly love the work from Feudal Echo, a show he shares with Alex Lukas at San Francisco’s Park Life […]

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