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Book recommendation: ‘Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal’, by Samantha Dion Baker

Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch JournalDraw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal by Samantha Dion Baker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve always loved to keep memories, but for a while I have been frustrated by the fact that I haven’t been able to keep up with it. I’ve also been frustrated because I haven’t been drawing enough.
While I have tried different styles of journalling, I always feel like I am behind in one or another (keeping memories or drawing). Read more…

Book recommendation: ‘When Strangers Meet: How People You Don’t Know Can Transform You’, by Kio Stark

When Strangers Meet: How People You Don't Know Can Transform YouWhen Strangers Meet: How People You Don’t Know Can Transform You by Kio Stark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love talking to and meeting strangers and this book is a pleasure to read. Although it is not directly about urbanism, there are so many aspects of human relationships that should be taken into account in urban design. How can we promote these encounters, this exchange? Read more…