Month: July 2011

Don't Leave Town Without It: Crumpled City Map

Shelterrific July 25, 2011 It’s tough being a tourist — airport delays, tricky language barriers, and unfamiliar bathroom situations. One thing you don’t have to worry about is wasting precious vacation time trying to fold your map back up perfectly thanks to the Crumpled City Map ($18). Designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso for Palomar and printed on […]

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Post Off: Which Fictional Food Makes Your Drool?

Shelterrific July 21, 2011 Reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was the first time I ever daydreamed about food. I mean, how could you not? Chocolate waterfalls, lickable wallpaper, and everlasting gobstopper- Willy Wonka (with a little help from Roald Dahl) was the master of inventing daydream-worthy confections. Of course Charlie and the Chocolate Factory isn’t […]

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I'm Taking Off the Invisibility Cloak

Chicago Tribune’s RedEye July 13, 2011
I have a confession to make: I have pop culture shame.
It’s not something I like about myself. I’m deeply torn between my desire to appear cool and my absolute, ocean-spanning, climb-every-mountain love for all things nerdy. It’s a delicate balance—my will to delve into comic books and my fear of getting shunned for talking about them.
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