De-stress with pet snuggles!

It is time once more for FIT’s awesome pet therapy event! For the last 3 or 4 semester we’ve hosted the Take a Paws pet therapy event here in the library. This year it will be tomorrow, April 4, from 4-6pm. As with the last two times, the animals will be on both the 5th and 6th floors. We’re especially excited because this year we will be joined by Gunther, this super sweet looking ragdoll fluffy cat!


There will also be a few dogs with therapy training, and possibly a bunny as well. Not to mention the possibility of a visit from Stitch, the FIT mascot.




Take a break from your projects and allow some furry love to calm you down.

See you tomorrow!




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Magazine of the Week

Welcome back, everyone!

This week’s title is one of the Conde Nast/Vogue collection, Vogue Pelle (“pelle” is Italian for leather). The leather goods it covers include shoes, handbags and purses, belts, and gloves, and a little bit of eyewear.

The Italians have been known for production of leather goods for centuries, so it is not suprising that a Vogue edition highlighting leather was produced in Italy. Our holdings of Vogue Pelle begin with 1981 issues and end with 2010, when it ceased publication. It was published 4x/year, and included hundreds of terrific photographs of beautiful accessories, styled in color by the world’s leading photographers.






Even though the title is no longer current, the images in it are so rich that it’s worth taking a look for accessories ideas. The editorial pages cover the big runway shows, highlighting the accessories of each season. The photographic layouts are sumptuous. Articles present high-end producers of the past and present, and ads are mostly European and luxury market.







Avant garde images with avant garde shoes. Enjoy the pretty!

For a look at more accessories titles, take a look here:

Stop by and take a look!


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Magazine of the Week

Hi, all!

Works That Work is a relatively new title for us. We received the first issue in a donation, then decided it was interesting enough to subscribe to it. This title is/was published 2x/year in the Netherlands. It was begun in 2013 by a group of graphic designers led by Peter Bil’ak. Bil’ak was the founder and conceptual mind behind the title, although he only designed the original typeface which the magazine uses throughout.

“A Magazine of Unexpected Creativity”, Works That Work is a journal about applications of creativity and design. This title is focused globally, workplace oriented, and explores a lot of technology issues. The editors intend for their title to challenge world views and creative approaches from a non-corporate standpoint.The publishers used crowd-sourcing to launch the magazine, but have not been able to build up a big enough paying fanbase. The current issue announced that issue #10, coming soon, will be their last.



This is another title that uses themed issues, and the current one is themed around Bhutan, but with some interesting twists, like an article on ‘Gross National Happiness’. The diverse array of articles also includes the beermitten of the Arctic, a Chinese seatbelt hack to prevent the buzz from not wearing them, and a protest by toys in Russia.

Come take a look!



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