RIP cheap target sunglasses that i have owned for at least 3 years. You had a good run. #yolo
"In Boston, the physical changes reflect the evolving nature of libraries. All renovations are to the Johnson building, designed by Philip Johnson and opened in 1972, when libraries were more monastic and inward looking."
“I’m a children’s librarian.” “Do you like books, working with children, or both?” “Definitely both. I’ve always been a heavy reader. I’m interested in education, and I’ve always wanted to work with young people. Libraries are really vibrant community places. They are also among the few spaces left in the world that are truly free. And I think children’s libraries are some of the most exciting places in any decent city.” “Do you think that today’s young people read less than previous generations because of all the technology in our lives, as we often hear?” “People say that, but when you look at the statistics, it is 100 percent untrue. Young people read just as much, and often more, than young people in the past did. The same is true of adults. Reading has stayed the same or, in fact, gone up. Library use has increased enormously since the recession.”
The ideas contained within a book are illuminated with ‘lumio‘. an object whose formal qualities resemble that of a hardback, it functions intuitively.
Simply open its cover to turn on the lamp, and close it to turn it off. Its flexible spine allows the user to control brightness by adjusting its angle without a switch or button. sparked to life by Indonesia-born US-based designer Max Gunawan, the book unfolds into multiple lighting possibilities: accent light, ceiling pendant, emergency light, outdoor lantern, table lamp and wall sconce.
With up to 8 hours of continuous battery life, ‘lumio’ offers portable, cordless lighting on-the-go.The project recently launched on Kickstarter, and has already surpassed its target goal by more than 200%.