Hot Off My Hard Drive: the Miss Peregrine Book Trailer

Remember last month when I posted all those pictures of abandoned chateaus in Belgium and Luxembourg? Well, the reason I was on the hunt for such places was that I was making the book trailer for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, a book whose plot involves a fair amount of creepy things happening in big, old abandoned houses in remote parts of Europe -- and what better way to capture the atmosphere of the book than to actually go to a place like that? Now, I know what you're thinking, and let me try to head some questions off at the pass here:

Q: A book trailer? Really? Come on.
A: Yep, it's a thing now. Everybody's doing it.

Q: You flew all the way to Belgium for a couple of shots? Are you mental?
A: It's true, I shot a lot of stuff that I wasn't able to include in this trailer, but I make good use of the footage in a video I'm finishing up now, which will come out next week.

Q: Is this damn book out yet? When will you stop talking about it?
A: Not yet! Next Tuesday, June 7th. But you can pre-order it (and read sample chapters) here.

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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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