As I prepare to get on an airplane in T-4 hours, I realize full well that not everyone is as eager as I to live the jet-setting lifestyle. But it’s really not the do everything, see everything mentality that has me hooked; it’s the joy of the mundane wherever I go. Which brings me to the super cool book I discovered yesterday on Mateo Ilasco’s blog Designer’s Library. “Mundane Journeys: A Field Guide to Color” by Kate Pocrass is a illustrated pocket guide of San Francisco that “takes you on a tour of the easily overlooked, everyday details.” What a fabulous concept, and a perfect title- I think every city needs one of these! There’s lots more on Kate’s website (real tours too!), Mundane Journeys.
November 9, 2007 at 9:52 pm //
oh yes. kate is a dear friend of mine. she’s remarkably talented and inspiring. ..found you via maria.
November 10, 2007 at 3:41 am //
Oh! I love it! You’re such a wonderful source of fab travel stuff! I’ve been toying with the same idea for a book for a long time… but a photographic and literary global guide… Like you I too find joy in the everyday. I’ll have to try and check this one out!
November 11, 2007 at 3:20 pm //
Maybe not exactly the same, but I was thinking about writing on ‘Bland is Beautiful’, about how despite my interest in design and the exotic, I often find comfort and pleasure in the dullest settings. Glad to see I may not be the only one. -X
November 12, 2007 at 2:04 pm //
Wow! I’m glad everyone is as excited as I am about this book. . . Here’s an interesting article I found in the SF Gate about the tours: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/09/DDGD1H4GAB1.DTL