Giant Book Maze is Author’s Unique Fingerprint


This recently completed installation, by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, gives the phrase “getting lost in a good book” a whole new meaning. A few weeks ago, we told you about a huge maze being made with 250,000 books. From today until August 26, aMAZEme is now being shown at the Southbank Centre in London. Inspired by the writer and educator Jorge Luis Borges, the maze forms the shape of Borges' unique fingerprint. As Borges once said, “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.”








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January 24, 2017

Stylish Men Start Iraq’s First Gentlemen’s Fashion Club While Doing Social Good

When you think of Iraq, you probably don’t think of fashion, but a group of dapper men are trying to change that. Calling themselves Mr. Erbil—named after the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan—the 30 core members are part of “Iraq’s first gentlemen’s fashion club.” Together, they don the likes of tailored three-piece suits, manicured beards, and colorful pocket squares. Looking good is one part of their mission, but they’ve got loftier goals. Mr.

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Delicate and Dreamy Pastel Tattoos Are a Whimsical Way to Adorn the Skin

Hong Kong-based artist Mini Lau designs and creates wonderfully whimsical pastel tattoos. Delicately drawn with fine lines and candy-colored ink, each tiny illustration adorns the skin in a subtle yet striking manner reminiscent of a storybook. Lau is one of the three artists that make up Hello Tattoo, a shop that specializes in a range of styles, from tribal tattoos to mandala-inspired pieces. Lau’s aesthetic is categorized as Korean, a genre renowned for its tiny tattoos featuring watercolor-like shading.

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