Hidden graphics printed inside airmail envelopes

Sometimes there are interesting things printed on the inside of airmail envelopes. 1. Thailand, 2. Taiwan, 3. unknown, 4. unknown, 5. Korea, 6. China (image is the Old Summer Palace ruins in Beijing) (All images from my stationery collection.)...
Frankfurt, the giant Euro under the rainbow

Frankfurt, the giant Euro under the rainbow

Frankfurt is an odd kind of city; it’s a major European hub because it has an international airport, and it is significant as the banking capital of Germany. But it’s not exactly a major tourist attraction — especially not for the budgeted backpacking...
The Grown-Up Kitchen

The Grown-Up Kitchen

I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. The kitchen table is my official workspace. I have a tiny desk in an “office nook” in the living room, but it’s above a heat vent so it’s officially covered in sleeping cat 90% of the time. I’m a...
Lost in Time

Lost in Time

Wall clocks are, unfortunately, becoming more and more unnecessary. Once upon a time, before our pockets and backpacks were filled with tiny computers, every room had a clock in order to help us arrange our days. Clocks became important stylistically because they were...