Double Takes

We had absolutely lovely weather this weekend in Mid-Missouri. To make the most of it a friend and I decided to head downtown for lunch and a trip to the used book shop. Somehow I scored a 1st edition of Capote’s In Cold Blood for quite cheap. Success!! It’s no secret I love books, whether hardcover classics, 1st editions, or NYT bestsellers, a good read is a good read. I recently stumbled upon Handsome Books, and well, I feel in love and had to restrain myself from draining my bank account. The website archives, sells, and “specializes in books with decorative publishers’ bindings, designed and illustrated by some of the leading artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.” Just take a peek and you’ll be sold, literally. I’ve just found my slice of heaven on earth.

(Found via Vondy)

Double Takes: Handsome Books

We had absolutely lovely weather this weekend in Mid-Missouri. To make the most of it a friend and I decided to head downtown for lunch and a trip to the used book shop. Somehow I scored a 1st edition of Capote’s In Cold Blood for quite cheap. Success!! It’s no secret I love books, whether hardcover classics, 1st editions, or NYT bestsellers, a good read is a good read. I recently stumbled upon Handsome Books, and well, I feel in love and had to restrain myself from draining my bank account. The website archives, sells, and “specializes in books with decorative publishers’ bindings, designed and illustrated by some of the leading artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.” Just take a peek and you’ll be sold, literally. I’ve just found my slice of heaven on earth.

(Found via Vondy)

Double Takes: 8 Busiest International Airports and Lounges at Night



Near the end of my stint backpacking Europe this past summer, after countless hostels and random couches, Brian and I spent a cold and uncomfortable evening sleeping on the floor of Stansted Airport in London. Much to our surprise, we had a hard time finding enough square floor-footage to call our own for the evening. We realized that making the airport your home away from home was not uncommon among travelers. WebUrbanist recently did a post on the 8 Busiest International Airports and Lounges at Night, a cool glimps into airports after hours, if there even is such a thing as Airport after-hours.

Double Takes: Gym Bags: Zirkeltraining


I’m impressed with both the concept and look of this accessories line by German company Zirkeltraining. The company, whose name comes from the German word for circuit training, creates handmade bags, wallets and laptop cases from recycled 1950’s gym equipment. It certainly gives a new meaning to term gym bag.

(Found via Springwise)