A Year Ago

Originally posted on Frank Solanki:
‘Twas last year on this very day Giant rats flooded the streets It seemed they found a place to play As they tore the town to bits Found in every nook and corner Of houses, stores and bus The town was pretty soon taken over With no piper to save…

Friday Heirloom 6: Creos, Sainte-Julie (Canada)

(English, Français, Español, Italiano) Iceberg in Bruxelles. Photo credit: EventAttitude When art meets reality, functional spaces arise. Friday Heirloom 6 is a trip to Sainte-Julie, a small town in Québec, Canada, to present the work of Creos, a creative firm offering its know-how to transform public spaces into vibrant and attractive gathering places. Innovation and…

Why We Still Can’t Quit F. Scott Fitzgerald

Originally posted on Longreads:
It’s been almost a century since a 23-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald penned “The I.O.U.,” a short story that pokes fun at the publishing industry’s obsession with sensation over substance. But until now, you couldn’t read it; it was among Fitzgerald’s still-unpublished papers. Last week, the long-lost story appeared in The New Yorker, another…

Percy Ross Wants to Give You Money!

Originally posted on Longreads:
Jacqui Shine | Longreads | July 2017 | 23 minutes (5,700 words)  Percy Ross was a trash-bag tycoon, a serial entrepreneur who had made millions in plastics in the 1960s and relished spending it. But in 1977 he staged an astonishing reinvention. Ross would become a philanthropist — and not just any…