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Tag: books

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I recently read this quote by Leon Wieseltier that struck a chord within me:  Many books are read but some books are lived, so that words and ideas lose their ethereality and become experiences, turning points in an insufficiently clarified existence, and thereby acquire the almost mystical (but also fallible) intimacy of memory. In this […]

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Hi everyone! I am excited to introduce to you Ward Long, a friend of mine who will be guest posting on ACO in the next couple of months. I met Ward at Synchronicity Space in Los Angeles a few years back and am so glad to know him. We share a deep appreciation for books and […]

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This Monday morning interview features the awesome Jojo Li!   Her use of cutouts was the first thing I noticed – I felt myself moving in and out of the dimensions of spaces that she had created using patterns, shapes and optical illusions. Her work is an optical treat and I highly suggest checking out her […]

P L A C E

This quote is etched above the entryway of the Pasadena Public Library. I repeat it each time I walk beneath it, having adopted it as a sort of mantra for myself. I grew up spending many afternoons and evenings at my very small local library, playing games on one of the two computers in the children’s room (Oregon […]

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One of the greatest jewels in the vastness of the internet is A Journey Round My Skull, a beautiful site filled with pages and pages (literally) of fantastic images from books and other treasures that are sure to delight. Will Schofield is dedicated to cool.  If you are looking for something and haven’t found it […]