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drawing, Street, Urban sketching

If the devil comes to take me, tell him I am drawing strangers on the Hibiya line.

by Luis Mendo

Tokyo — I was on my way to run some errands in Ginza but it was far too cold to go by bike, so I ventured down into the tube (something I rarely do). I settled into my favorite seat (at the end of the carriage, left arm over the window, right arm free to draw). I took out this little paper sample “book” (a fan of paper samples, really) someone gave me for free and has become one of my favorite sketchbook...

Street, Farmers Market


by Cassie Marketos

Istanbul — One of those kinds of Sundays. We woke up early, went to the farmer’s market. Bought things and then too many things: eggs, tomatoes, leeks, mushrooms, and a single, unidentifiable squash. Kate had t...

Architecture, Street, 13 products

Rendezvous Geometry

by Boryana Dzhambazova

New york — I grew up in a small town in post-communist Eastern Europe, where, as a local song puts it, “there is not much to do besides falling in love”. The next best thing was to hear your friends tell you: “L...

Christmas, Melancholy, Street

Christmas is over. And it's quite sad to see all those abandoned Christmas trees lying on the pavement.

by Thomas Hardy

Lyon — I love Christmas. It is a cosy moment we can share and enjoy with our family or closest friends. But each year, after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, in the first days of January, I used to se...

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