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THE WONDERFUL CREEPY CRAWLIES

THE WONDERFUL CREEPY CRAWLIES

i just finished reading a great book on bugs and other similar creatures. i see bugs as these super interesting robot-like creatures  that have found a miriard ways to survive, mutating and adjusting at an incredible pace just to keep on living. we think they’re ugly but they are actually perfect little survival machines!
YOU WANT TO READ THE MILLENNIUM SERIES

YOU WANT TO READ THE MILLENNIUM SERIES

do you need a book that will grab you and keep you interested until you finish the whole lot? not too difficult and not too serious, with just the right amount of everything to make it the huge international best-seller that it is and large enough for that vacation coming up? i found it! it’s stieg larsson’s...
THE NEW FOOD BIBLE

THE NEW FOOD BIBLE

with raving reviews from the most important figures in modern cuisine (ferran adrià said that this book will change the way we under­stand the kitchen), the 20-kg modernist cuisine is set to become a new benchmark in the fascinating and immensely appealing world of modern culinary arts. it demystifies the why by giving in depth physical and chemical explanations meant to...
BERLIN IN SEPTEMBER

BERLIN IN SEPTEMBER

in case you need an extra reason to book a flight to berlin, here’s a few: this year’s berlin festival lasts for only two days but flughafen tempelhof and club xberg will host, among many others: suede, deus, primal scream, mogwai, beirut and boy george (dj set). also in berlin around that time: 2nd and...
LESS ABOUT FASHION, MORE ABOUT STYLE

LESS ABOUT FASHION, MORE ABOUT STYLE

ines de la fressange is one of those very stylish women who inspires houses such as roger vivier, jean paul gaultier or chanel. read this interview and then try getting your hands on her book, parisian chic, to learn a few  secrets of her timeless style!
IRVINE WELSH

IRVINE WELSH

“society invents a spurious convoluted logic tae absorb and change people whae’s behaviour is outside its mainstream. suppose that ah ken aw the pros and cons, know that ah’m gaunnae huv a short life, am ay sound mind etcetera, etcetera, but still want tae use smack? they won’t let ye dae it. they won’t let...
BORROW/EXCHANGE BOOKS

BORROW/EXCHANGE BOOKS

i believe in frugality and i believe in common sense. i don’t see accumulating things as a good sign. that’s why i was always partial to borrowing books: it allows me to read freely and it keeps purchase regret to a minimum (i only buy what i really love). so, get a library card! even if...

HANIF KUREISHI

i stumbled upon him in a certain used books store selling foreign books. that’s where i found, among others, the buddha of suburbia by hanif kureishi. it is kureishi’s first novel. his style is intoxicating and easy to read. i got hooked. he has a straightforward approach and he loves youth, music and sex. so...
THE OTAKU ENCYCLOPEDIA

THE OTAKU ENCYCLOPEDIA

another book i couldn’t let go of. immensely educational and interesting, it describes in detail a world i was pretty unaware of and which includes cosplay, anime, manga and the entire afferent cosmos. a few highlights: – otakus do their own amateur manga spin-offs featuring hook ups of their favourite characters in order to relieve frustration. haha! and...
OISHINBO

OISHINBO

OISHINBO (translates roughly as the gourmet) is a food manga written by tetsu kariya and drawn by akira hanasaki. it was a publishing success, it received critical acclaim and was also adapted for the small screen as an anime series. seven volumes were translated in english (which are actually more united in theme rather then chronology):...

IN THE MEANTIME…

– First and foremost, do not miss the Saudek show opening today in Bucharest! – Can I please get this for Christmas, too? – I once had a plan to recreate my Japanese trip on Google for my boyfriend. Although it’s kinda time-consuming to re-do 22 days worth of travelling… Still, I think this is...
BRAZILIAN SEX COMICS BY CARLOS ZEFIRO

BRAZILIAN SEX COMICS BY CARLOS ZEFIRO

this is something i came across on the wallpaper website, one of my favourites. it’s in brazilian and it would take quite a while to translate but i was hoping the drawings will be enough! please let me know if you thought they were hot!