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Friday Favourites

You can read a physical book. You can listen to an audiobook. And now you can experience some of your favourite literature in a new and innovative way, courtesy of  New York Public Library. The first in a new series of digital versions of well-loved literary classics, you can now ‘read’ Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland via Instagram Stories (aka #InstaNovels).

Complete with striking, bold illustrations plus animated parts that bring the story to life, this is a truly innovative way to experience a book(plus it’s perfect for your daily commute).

The library will be adding more books, turning its Instagram Stories Highlights section into a digital bookshelf. Clever stuff.

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You can find out more about the project on Dezeen and visit @NYPL on Instagram to read along.

Show your colours

Are you a bit of an expert when it comes to colour? Love a good board game? We’ve found what will be top of your Christmas list this year – PANTONE: The Game!

Read more about it on The Dieline.

And while we’re on the subject, The Pantone Color Institute recently partnered with the team behind Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla gin (brand design by us, of course) to establish an official colour for the Spanish city of Seville – El Color Especial de Sevilla. You can almost feel the warmth and taste the distinct citrus flavours in it…

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Image from PANTONE on Instagram.

Material Source

From our friends behind the brilliant source of creative inspiration that is Creative Boom, Material Source is a new website aimed at inspiring architects and designers with everything from “wood, glass, ceramic and concrete to vinyl, paint, textiles and recycled materials”, and features interviews with some of the most interesting creative talents out there.

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We’d highly recommend following @MaterialSource on Instagram to get your daily fix of texture, colour, craftsmanship, interior and innovative product design.

That’s all for this week, see you next Friday for more creative inspiration.

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