A new reason to re-purchase the awesome books 🙂
Anyone looking to see the Hogwarts crew in a new light, rejoice: To honor the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series, Scholastic, the series’ longtime US publisher, will be releasing special editions of all seven entries with new cover illustrations by renowned illustrator Brian Selznick in July of 2018.
Read more @ Fatherly
A unique initiative is giving communities the chance to find their voices through the power of photography.
The Inclusive Images project empowers residents across West Dunbartonshire to raise awareness of the area’s diversity and its social challenges.
Aimed at those who experience isolation, they tell their stories through striking images, highlighting their strengths and plights in scenes of both beauty and deprivation.
Ream more @ Scottish Daily Record
This is wonderful!
We need more ways to get art into public places like hospitals, nursing homes and schools.
It gets awfully dull sitting in a chair, staring out the window of her fifth-floor room at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, said Angelic Banko.
The Grand Island mother of two boys, ages 3 and 5, has been hospitalized for 21 days to treat internal bleeding.
But just before lunch Tuesday, Banko got very excited. She knew what was coming.
Like clockwork every Tuesday, longtime Roswell volunteer Julie Legters rolls what’s known as a patient art cart up to Banko’s hospital room, chats and shows her various images of photographs, watercolor paintings and pencil drawings that are loaded onto an iPad. If she wants, Banko can pick out a work of art, and Legters will hang the framed original in her room.
As many as 65 other patients on two hospital floors of Roswell can do the same thing.
Continue at Buffalo News
This would be an amazing experience!! Plus, PARIS! I think I h ave a new addition to my bucket list… *sigh*
Food will also figure into the design of the rooms which will have expanded areas for dining with meals prepared by private chefs although there will also be a restaurant for public dining, the 150 seat Café Fauchon. Otherwise, the 60 rooms, of which 20 will be suites, will be designed in contemporary style and all will have views over Place de la Madeleine or Boulevard Malesherbes. The hotel’s overall construction, the combination of two historic Haussmann buildings previously housing the Baccarat boutique, is being overseen by architect Richard Martinet who was responsible for the creation or renovation of four other Paris palace hotels, the Peninsula Paris, the Hotel Shangri-La Paris, the Hotel de Crillon and the Hotel George V. The reported cost is 40 million euros.
Read at Forbes
This hotel went so far as to “ban” all bloggers (and vloggers, I’m guessing). Do you think there is too much “entitlement” in the blogging industry?
A Dublin-based hotel has slammed a lack of dignity from so-called “social media influencers” who expect to be able to stay for free because of their YouTube or Instagram followings.
Paul Stenson runs the White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge Hotel in Dublin and was contacted by a YouTuber who wanted a room over the Valentine’s Day weekend.
And because she had 87,000 YouTube subscribers, she expected to stay for free in exchange for promotion.
Stenson shared the email he received on The White Moose Cafe’s Facebook page.
This is the notice he posted banning all bloggers:
Full story @ Mirror.co.uk
James Hyman hopes the gift, which includes works by Bill Brandt, Tony Ray-Jones, Bert Hardy, Roger Mayne, Martin Parr, Chris Killip, and Anna Fox, will help boost interest in British photography both internationally and at home, he tells BJP
Read @ British Journal of Photography