The Surreal Sci-Fi Art of Simon Stålenhag Coming To The Big Screen.

Simon Stålenhag, the internationally acclaimed author, concept designer and artist behind Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood recently produced his beautifully illustrated novel, The Electric State, through a Kickstarter campaign and it was just optioned to be a film. Read more

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What You Should Have Read, Listened To, Watched and Eaten Last Year.

It was a busy year, as it always is. Which means you didn’t get around to those reading those books, listening to those albums, watching those TV shows and eating at all those restaurants that were going to make you a far better rounded individual in 2017. Don’t fret, you can still start off the New Year by resolving to get to them and we’ve made it easier by posting lists and links from the top publications in each genre. Get ready for the Best Books, Music, TV and Food of 2017. Read more

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Ten Essential Items For The Bubbly Booze Enthusiast.

Earlier today I posted, and in doing so learned, all about the rise in popularity and sales of Champagnes, Sparkling Wines and Sparkling Cocktails. This led me to realize that a penchant for good bubbly, like any other hedonistic passion, must be accompanied by the proper paraphernalia. Read more

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A Visit From St. Nick Brought To Life With Audio and Illustrations

We bring you a special visit from St. Nick to share with your kids. A Twas The Night Before Christmas reading by Rick Kissner set to animated pages of the Clement Clark Moore book illustrated by Douglas Gorsline and published in 1975 by Random House. Read more

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Move Over Coloring Books, Paper Dolls for Adults Is The New Thing.

If It’s Hip, It’s Here pride ourselves on having the largest and most up-to-date database of cool Coloring Books for Grown-Ups on Pinterest with over 500. But that’s soooo 2017. Now it’s Paper Dolls for Adults that are the hottest new activity. Read more

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A Hardcover Coloring Book Worthy Of The Coffee Table

With so many great and fun coloring books out there, how do you find one that’s really worth giving as a gift? One that is more than just Farting Unicorns or Cats who Swear (albeit those make fun gifts, too). But what if there were one that was stunning, educational, challenging and engaging for kids and adults, alike? There is. Read more

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Drink In This Just Published Stunning Salvador Dali Wine Book

A beautiful companion piece to Les dîners de Gala, the Salvador Dali illustrated cookbook we previously featured, is Dali’s The Wines of Gala. Just published, the hardcover epicurean guide to wine is 296 pages and filled with more than 140 illustrations of Salvador Dali’s surrealistic art. Read more

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This $625 Book About Bread Is Worth The Dough.

Bread. One of the largest and most important staples of the human diet. Who doesn’t love it? So many types, so many flavors, so many origins. Now, there’s a set of the most comprehensive books ever written on the subject -Modernist Bread: The Art and Science Book Set – only the suggested $625 price tag ($554 on Amazon) may be a little hard to digest. Read more

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The Phenomena of Goodnight Moon, Its Parodies and Bisexual Author.

Today I’m going to enlighten you about the phenomena of the children’s storybook Goodnight Moon, its parodies and bisexual author. I would suspect that anyone reading this post has either owned, read the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown or has had it read to them. And there’s a reason for that. Beyond the charming illustrations* and the catchy, easy-to-read prose, the book was breakthrough for its time. It has continued to entertain generations since its publication because, unlike other children’s books published in the 30s and 40s, it was about ‘the present’ as opposed to being about some 19th century Princess. Nor did it preach life lessons like Aesop’s fables, ordinarily a turn-off to children. Read more

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The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop Is A Gift To Art & Movie Lovers

This beautiful hardcover book, The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop by Richard M. Isackes and Karen L. Maness, has just been announced as one of the winners in the book design category by Communication Arts. For those who love both movies and set design, the book is as entertaining as it is informative. Read more

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