Archive for September, 2010

From baroque extravagance to simple elegance, here are but a few of the most beautiful libraries around the world. Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria Trinity College Library, AKA, The Long Room, Dublin, Ireland George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic Rennie Mackintosh Library, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland Real Gabinete Portugues De […]

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The “hot librarian” fantasy is legit. A library, after all, is a prime location for amorous exploits: hidden, dim aisles of lonely books; the demand for hushed whispers; hungry intellectuals needing an escape from routine. What’s sexier than the image of the covered up librarian that lets down her hair and throws off her glasses. […]

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dlaunderette @wearephoenix – Wonderful. Launderette & the Launderette internal intern loved the show tonight. Thank you!

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Have tissues handy for this video: Gorilla Reunion “The moment I heard the gurgle — gorillas have a gurgle, and it’s a very deep love gurgle — I knew that I’d be OK,” Aspinall recalled. “Right at that moment, everything stopped. The sounds of the forest stopped and the sounds of the river stopped, and […]

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Now here’s a way to get in touch with your inner Jane Goodall, yet still have your own private hot tub deck overlooking the jungle-clad shores of Lake Tanganyika. Greystoke Mahale and Elewana resorts take glamping seriously. Since there are no roads within 62 miles of Greystoke Mahale, you’ll have to take a plane. Once […]

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We felt last week’s theme was the bee’s knees. This week’s theme will get you ahead of the herd. “After leaving the Presidency in March 1909, Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit left the U.S. for a long-promised safari in British East Africa. Among the items Roosevelt took on safari was his “pigskin library” – […]

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Closing out Bee Week here on Launderette we thought we’d pollinate the start of your weekend with a sweet honeycomb, bee-themed mixtape. • 1. Birds & the Bees – The Bird & The Bee 2. Bees Bein’ Strugglin’ – Octopus Project 3. Bees – Caribou 4. Me And The Bees – The Softies 5. Sky […]

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The Spirit of the Beehive is set in a small, Spanish town in 1940. There is a screening of Frankenstein and the entire village, each bringing their own chair, comes out to see it. An adorable, little girl becomes curiously haunted by the “monster” and her obsession pulls her (and the viewer) into a dreamlike […]

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Let’s celebrate the hexagon. 16th Century Polish mathematician, Jan Brożek, theorized that bees make hexagonal honeycombs because the shape offered the greatest amount of honey storing surface area. Whatever the theory, we know that bees are dang smart and the six-sided shape is quite beautiful. Wallpaper by Hicks Hexagon by Cole & Son Hex Table […]

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This week’s theme is the ever-industrious bee. Today : Fashion inspired by our honey-producing friends. Jean Patchett, Vogue model of the mid-century, got it right with golden dresses and bumblebee-striped head scarves. Buzz over to Shabby Apple and land on some pollen-colored dresses. Busy about town? Then you may need this bicycle pannier. Bring it […]

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