Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his work place-hacking: “I see the access to secret spatial information available to those willing to dive through the loopholes in the system as akin to virtual hacking.” These images, selections from his new book Explore Everything, from over 300 locations in eight countries, relays some of the excitement, terror, and wonder that comes with being a serial trespasser.


Time Management

Gustave Flaubert enjoyed a light breakfast of eggs, veggies, fruit, cheese and hot chocolate in the morning, Charles Darwin liked to take a walk right after he woke up, Vladimir Nabokov had to have his nap at noon. 

Are you spending your day as efficiently as these geniuses?

Charles Darwin had an interesting day. 


Atlantis Book Store; Greece.


A Library Grows in Manila

Via the BBC:

If you put all the books you own on the street outside your house, you might expect them to disappear in a trice. But one man in Manila tried it - and found that his collection grew.

Hernando Guanlao is a sprightly man in his early 60s, with one abiding passion - books.

They’re his pride and joy, which is just as well because, whether he likes it or not, they seem to be taking over his house.

Guanlao, known by his nickname Nanie, has set up an informal library outside his home in central Manila, to encourage his local community to share his joy of reading.

The idea is simple. Readers can take as many books as they want, for as long as they want - even permanently. As Guanlao says: “The only rule is that there are no rules.”

It’s a policy you might assume would end very quickly - with Guanlao having no books at all.

But in fact, in the 12 years he’s been running his library - or, in his words, his book club - he’s found that his collection has grown rather than diminished, as more and more people donate to the cause.

“It seems to me that the books are speaking to me. That’s why it multiplies like that,” he says with a smile. “The books are telling me they want to be read… they want to be passed around.”

BBC, The man who turned his home into a public library.


How much people sleep on average – the bell-shape distribution of our natural sleep duration, from Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired


“Moral: Even a well-bound book may be easily ruined at first opening.”

So you know, how to open a new book – usage tips from a legendary bookbinder. Complement with Mortimer Adler’s tips on how to read a book.


“Everyone is a reader… Some just haven’t found their favorite book yet.” Reminiscent of those lovely vintage reading PSA posters.


Book Origami by by Isaac Salazar

(via bringme2life11)


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