54-year old message in a bottle discovered by scientists in the arctic

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 15 January 2014

No this isn’t one of those Nicholas Sparks arctic romance novels you were all hoping for, but the story behind this message in a bottle is heart-breaking. Scientists recently discovered a message in a bottle left under a rock cairn in Northern Canada that dates back to 1959. The letter was written by a young glaciologist and explorer, Paul T. Walker.

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Lines of Love: transcribed love letters in Sydney from war times

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By Alana Saphin in New Art on Wednesday 24 April 2013

If you’re wandering the streets of Potts Point, Surry Hills or Darlinghurst, in Sydney, over the next few days, you may happen upon, as I did, a beautiful love letter from the 1940s. Sydney psychologist, artist and hopeful romantic, Alexandra Ehrenberg, has collated and transcribed a series of love letters from the war times of […]

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London Shop Fronts: a blog all about, you guessed it, London shop fronts

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 5 April 2013

Emily Webber loves the shops of London. But not for the reason you might expect. Webber is no shopoholic. She just happens to love the way all the store fronts look. So she started the blog called London Shop Fronts . Take a look at the wide variety of stores and letters found in London. And don’t forget to […]

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Letters from Kurt Vonnegut

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By Derek Smith in New Trends on Wednesday 20 March 2013

This collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s private letters sheds a light on a side of him I never thought to consider. He writes about needing money, not wanting to work a job, worrying about his mental health, writer’s block, and I’m less than 100 pages in. It’s heartening to see my hero’s frailty and how he […]

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Letters of Note: gems of correspondence

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Websites on Wednesday 26 September 2012

This side-splitting memo from Matt Stone prior to the release of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut in 1999 is one many gems of correspondence contained in Letters of Note. Others include a terse resignation note from a young William Faulkner, and the wife of Aldous Huxley’s touching account of the author’s last LSD-infused moments on earth. Read the memo below.

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Letterheady: famous people’s letterheads

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By Laura Wood in Cool Websites on Monday 2 July 2012

Have you ever wonder how Muhammad Ali’s letterhead would look like? Or perhaps Batman’s? Now you can know this thanks to Letterheady. Dozens of beautiful, unique and famous people’s letterheads all together in one website. A great source of graphic inspiration for letterheads obsessed.

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Letters in the mail lets you subscribe to … well, letters

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 25 June 2012

What can $10 get you these days? Mail from intriguing minds and personalities such as indie author-publisher Dave Eggers, comedian Margaret Cho and Bored to Death TV series creator Jonathan Ames, that’s what. San Francisco-based literary website, The Rumpus, is founded by author-filmmaker Stephen Elliott, who has called it a ‘hybrid between a letter from […]

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