chroniclebooks:

#ThisIsMyBookstore, what’s yours?
Every bookstore has a story, and we want to tell them all. Submit a photo of your favorite (or tag it #ThisIsMyBookstore on your own Tumblr blog) and tell us why it’s special. Are the staff picks strangely knowing? Is there just something about the smell?
We will share the strongest #ThisIsMyBookstore stories every Friday to spread the word about these important places. Join in, and maybe you’ll discover a new spot to spend the weekend.
Images (top-bottom):
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California
Talk Story Bookstore in Kauai, Hawaii
Book/Shop in Oakland, California
La Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
Photography by Irene Kim.
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chroniclebooks:

#ThisIsMyBookstore, what’s yours?
Every bookstore has a story, and we want to tell them all. Submit a photo of your favorite (or tag it #ThisIsMyBookstore on your own Tumblr blog) and tell us why it’s special. Are the staff picks strangely knowing? Is there just something about the smell?
We will share the strongest #ThisIsMyBookstore stories every Friday to spread the word about these important places. Join in, and maybe you’ll discover a new spot to spend the weekend.
Images (top-bottom):
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California
Talk Story Bookstore in Kauai, Hawaii
Book/Shop in Oakland, California
La Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
Photography by Irene Kim.
Zoom Info
chroniclebooks:

#ThisIsMyBookstore, what’s yours?
Every bookstore has a story, and we want to tell them all. Submit a photo of your favorite (or tag it #ThisIsMyBookstore on your own Tumblr blog) and tell us why it’s special. Are the staff picks strangely knowing? Is there just something about the smell?
We will share the strongest #ThisIsMyBookstore stories every Friday to spread the word about these important places. Join in, and maybe you’ll discover a new spot to spend the weekend.
Images (top-bottom):
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California
Talk Story Bookstore in Kauai, Hawaii
Book/Shop in Oakland, California
La Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
Photography by Irene Kim.
Zoom Info
chroniclebooks:

#ThisIsMyBookstore, what’s yours?
Every bookstore has a story, and we want to tell them all. Submit a photo of your favorite (or tag it #ThisIsMyBookstore on your own Tumblr blog) and tell us why it’s special. Are the staff picks strangely knowing? Is there just something about the smell?
We will share the strongest #ThisIsMyBookstore stories every Friday to spread the word about these important places. Join in, and maybe you’ll discover a new spot to spend the weekend.
Images (top-bottom):
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California
Talk Story Bookstore in Kauai, Hawaii
Book/Shop in Oakland, California
La Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
Photography by Irene Kim.
Zoom Info
chroniclebooks:

#ThisIsMyBookstore, what’s yours?
Every bookstore has a story, and we want to tell them all. Submit a photo of your favorite (or tag it #ThisIsMyBookstore on your own Tumblr blog) and tell us why it’s special. Are the staff picks strangely knowing? Is there just something about the smell?
We will share the strongest #ThisIsMyBookstore stories every Friday to spread the word about these important places. Join in, and maybe you’ll discover a new spot to spend the weekend.
Images (top-bottom):
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California
Talk Story Bookstore in Kauai, Hawaii
Book/Shop in Oakland, California
La Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy
Photography by Irene Kim.
Zoom Info

chroniclebooks:

#ThisIsMyBookstore, what’s yours?

Every bookstore has a story, and we want to tell them all. Submit a photo of your favorite (or tag it #ThisIsMyBookstore on your own Tumblr blog) and tell us why it’s special. Are the staff picks strangely knowing? Is there just something about the smell?

We will share the strongest #ThisIsMyBookstore stories every Friday to spread the word about these important places. Join in, and maybe you’ll discover a new spot to spend the weekend.

Images (top-bottom):

Photography by Irene Kim.

regenderate:

hiram-mcdaniels-for-mayor:

jaclcfrost:

let’s play Did I Always Have That Personality Trait Or Did I Absorb It From A Character?

Bonus round: wait one fucking second isn’t that something my friend says and now I’m saying it too

and then there’s my favorite: Did I Get That From My Friend Or Did They Get It From Me?

hyperallergic:

Ai Weiwei’s “Cube Light" (2008) and Mona Hatoum’s "Current Disturbance" (1996) both feature gigantic cube structures that illuminate the rooms they’re in, but their materials and produced effects are quite different. Hatoum’s cube is a solid, utilitarian wooden cage lined with chicken wire, teaming with the cords that power pulsing on and off light bulbs installed within each section. The combined effect of the dozens of lights is very visceral, often described as giving viewers a sense of unease, perhaps a metaphor for the energy of the world at large. Ai’s "Cube Light" however is an exercise in luxury, bathing viewers in the glow of a cubed chandelier. The shiny metal skeleton is shrouded in the sheer decadence of glass beads, illuminated from within. Ai’s is a spectacle almost overwhelming in its size and prettiness, where Hatoum’s lights buzz with nervous energy. Each utilizes the transformative power of lighting, but also highlight the power of the light source and context.
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hyperallergic:

Ai Weiwei’s “Cube Light" (2008) and Mona Hatoum’s "Current Disturbance" (1996) both feature gigantic cube structures that illuminate the rooms they’re in, but their materials and produced effects are quite different. Hatoum’s cube is a solid, utilitarian wooden cage lined with chicken wire, teaming with the cords that power pulsing on and off light bulbs installed within each section. The combined effect of the dozens of lights is very visceral, often described as giving viewers a sense of unease, perhaps a metaphor for the energy of the world at large. Ai’s "Cube Light" however is an exercise in luxury, bathing viewers in the glow of a cubed chandelier. The shiny metal skeleton is shrouded in the sheer decadence of glass beads, illuminated from within. Ai’s is a spectacle almost overwhelming in its size and prettiness, where Hatoum’s lights buzz with nervous energy. Each utilizes the transformative power of lighting, but also highlight the power of the light source and context.
Zoom Info

hyperallergic:

Ai Weiwei’s “Cube Light" (2008) and Mona Hatoum’s "Current Disturbance" (1996) both feature gigantic cube structures that illuminate the rooms they’re in, but their materials and produced effects are quite different. Hatoum’s cube is a solid, utilitarian wooden cage lined with chicken wire, teaming with the cords that power pulsing on and off light bulbs installed within each section. The combined effect of the dozens of lights is very visceral, often described as giving viewers a sense of unease, perhaps a metaphor for the energy of the world at large. Ai’s "Cube Light" however is an exercise in luxury, bathing viewers in the glow of a cubed chandelier. The shiny metal skeleton is shrouded in the sheer decadence of glass beads, illuminated from within. Ai’s is a spectacle almost overwhelming in its size and prettiness, where Hatoum’s lights buzz with nervous energy. Each utilizes the transformative power of lighting, but also highlight the power of the light source and context.