Welcome back to The Friday Download, T+L’s weekly roundup of internet culture that promise to carry you through the weekend, whether your itinerary is jam-packed with travel or you’re staying put, staycation style. This week, fund the tech-savvy version of Jules Verne's journey and get a behind-the-scenes look at NYFW.

By Caroline Hallemann
Updated: January 24, 2017
Lehel Kovacs


Around the World in 80 Days—with Street View Sketches

If an around-the-world trip is out of the question for 2015, indulge your global wanderlust with a set of graphic postcards inspired by Jules Verne's literary route. Using a Kickstarter campaign for funding, Budapest-based artist Lehel Kovacs is illustrating locations mentioned in the book—from London to San Francisco to Mumbai—using Google Street View as his source. He's already met his goal, but for 21 more days pledge rewards include box sets of the series (for $55), custom prints ($200), and single cards ($5).

Lehel Kovacs



Obsessed with tagging your photos #nofilter? Ensure travel shots are well-lit with a new app that alerts users to the elusive "Golden Hour" for photography. You can even plan a perfect shoot days out, with the app's scheduling feature. It's not free, but $2 seems like a reasonable price to pay for Instagram glory. Download it here.



If your Fashion Week invites all got lost in the mail, get a behind-the-scenes look at the shows with the official Instagram of the event. Prefer fashion news you can use? Eleven top designers shared their favorite packing tips with T+L, here.

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Reflections on Pope Francis from 35,000 Feet

As America prepares for the pope's inaugural U.S. visit, AP Vatican correspondent Nicole Winfield shares an excerpt from her new book, "Pope Francis: Transforming the Catholic Church" about flying on the papal plane. Our favorite tidbit? Pope Francis travels with a carry-on! More on that, here.