Monthly archives of “August 2014

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Neck out

  Forget roosters. At a 1930s colonial mansion-turned-boutique hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, giraffes greet guests every morning. As the breakfast room at Giraffe Manor fills, the lanky mammals poke their long necks through the antique windows, nibbling pellets off plates set between… Read More

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              One hundred and fifty artists have descended on Djerba island in Tunisia, spray-paint primed to transform Erriadh Village into an open-air museum. Organized by Galerie Itinerrance in Paris, the project – dubbed Djerbahood – recruited artists from more… Read More

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            One hundred years ago today, Great Britain entered the First World War, an occasion marked by a new art installation at the Tower of London. Unveiled this morning, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red  will ultimately find 888,246 ceramic… Read More

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Day glo

                                        As a recovering extreme commuter (my Brooklyn to NJ route took four hours daily), I know well how numbing train travel can be. Mundane no… Read More

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Galactic art

            A 50-year-old bonsai soared through outer space last month, and may still be in orbit. Tokyo-based artist Makoto Azuma sent the conifer (from his personal collection) and an orb of orchids into the stratosphere, riding on the coattails of… Read More