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‘Bookbook’ the Ikea book that parodies Apple

Launched recently, the presentation of 2015 IKEA catalogue comes in a video format and parodies Apple. The video was posted on Ikea Singapore’s Youtube page and at time of press had seen more than 700,000 plays. “Introducing the 2015 IKEA catalog. It’s not a digital book or an e-book. It’s a bookbook.” The catalogue for IKEA‘s 2015 collection is presented as if it were the latest tech offering from Apple in this short movie revealed on one of the Swedish homeware brand’s YouTube channels. “Content comes pre-installed via 328 high-definition pages of inspiring furnishing ideas. To start browsing, simply touch and grab. Right to left to move forwards, left to right to move backwards.” “The commercial goes on to illustrate all the positive “features” of said Bookbook, including its lack of a charging cable and completely full battery life at all times, of course. The 7.5 by 8 inch “interface,” or the size of the pages in the catalog itself, can expand all the way to 15 inches… when you open it up and look at a spread.” in PC Mag. Created by ad agency BBH, the spoof-style movie announces the launch of the IKEA “bookbook” – a 328-page catalogue that includes features such as “eternal battery life” and…

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The refreshing Summer book: Beaches, 100 ultimate escapes

Sabrina Talarico, a freelance travel journalist, is a member of the executive committee of the Italian National Order of Journalists. Stefano Passaquindici is the chairman of the Italian Tourist Press Group. Together have written a refreshing book ideal for the Summer: Beaches, 100 Ultimate Escapes (published by Universe). This beautifully illustrated volume offers an exclusive tour of 100 of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. Ranging across all the coasts of the world—the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the quaintness of Love Beach in the Bahamas, and the metropolitan shoreline of Copacabana in Brazil—this beautifully illustrated volume offers an exclusive tour of 100 of the most beautiful beaches in the world; each one a trip of a lifetime. With locations selected by some of the world’s most qualified and sophisticated travel journalists and photographers, this book offers a unique perspective for travelers everywhere by introducing far-off destinations that are not necessarily on the more familiar tourist itineraries. “The beaches featured in the book are divided into categories: ‘Fun Beaches;’ ‘Protected Beaches;’ ‘Legendary Beaches;’ ‘Natural Paradises;’ ‘Sports Beaches’ and ‘Unreachable Beaches.’ So the reader is introduced to beaches such as Copacabana, Marina di Ravenna, Cape Range, Rabida, Ipanema, Waikiki, Wineglass Bay, Jhonny…

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Gypsetters are artists, designers, and bon vivants who live and work around the globe. Wanderlust meets the height of sophistication as New York Times journalist Julia Chaplin explores the unconventional lives of these high-low cultural nomads and the bohemian enclaves they inhabit. In addition to Jade Jagger, Damien Hirst, and Alice Temperly, the Gypsetters’ counterculture forebears, including the Victorian explorers, the Lost Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies, are all profiled. About the Author Julia Chaplin is a New York based journalist and editor who covers contemporary art, fashion, design, lifestyle, and travel. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, Wallpaper, New York magazine, and Conde Nast Traveler.   via Boca do Lobo

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