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Quickie: Treasure in Insadong

January 4, 2010

One of the problems with traveling on the light and on a budget is the accumulation of treasure. Yes, of course, we are collecting “memories” and “photos,” but I really did want to buy a souvenir tea jug with Ghengis Khan’s face on it, those dishes in Basque, the giant artisan lamps in Ireland…want, want, […]

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Quickie: Estonian Artist space, SooSoo

November 25, 2009

SooSoo is a great little gallery and design shop tucked away on the outer edges of Tallinn. In addition to the usual design shop items that you can find everywhere around the world (think UglyDoll, light up furniture, etc), they also had a great collection of locally and regionally designed goods. I thought the knitwear […]

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Quickie: Basque Design Treasure found

November 25, 2009

In addition to there beautiful country and delicious food, the Basque have a rich tradition in symbolism. You often see older buildings and pathways marked with various patterns and icons. When we were at the Fete du Piment in Espelette, I was blown away by a local artisan company that takes these traditional designs and […]

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Quickie: I Love Comics

October 19, 2009

I have an insatiable comic addiction. I can’t get enough. Comic books, graphic novels, manga, large format, collections, indie paperbacks, tried and true superheroes…I do not discriminate. I love them all equally and for different reasons.

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I am? I am! I AMsterdam!

October 12, 2009

I am! I am! I AMsterdam! (photo by iam) My name is Dutch. Straight out of the dyke, good old fashioned Dutch. Not just my surname, completely by accident my first name is as well. My mother claims they made it up, since she loved the song Angie by the Rolling Stones but heard it […]

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I, Traveller

October 5, 2009

(photo scenery) We stopped at the side of the road and laid flat on our backs. I stretched out my arms and legs doing my best impressing of a star fish and looked up into the sky. The last long stretch of the 14 mile first leg of the Dingle Way from Tralee to Camp […]

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To Bonneville and Beyond

August 14, 2009

To Bonneville and Beyond: Cruising though the lonesome Nevada landscape of hwy 50, we saw handfuls of motorcyclists passing us by in the other direction. For the most part, they were huge outfitted motorcycles consisting mostly of dressered Harley Davidson’s, Honda Goldwings, BMW’s, and a smattering of sport tourers. For these long stretches of straight […]

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The First Day

August 10, 2009

I kept thinking back to lunch the week before we left at St. Heironymous Press. Richard Sielbert had made another amazing microwave spectacular, which was a blend of fennel, smoked salmon, and shrimp. It tasted warm and comforting, the complete opposite to how I was feeling. I was telling everyone about how for the first […]

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