Everybody knows I love tacky souvenirs and have a weakness for royal ones. Owen Davey’s plates, which mock the ridiculous royal wedding memorabilia by commemorating entirely mundane happenings, are even better. You can see them all here and if you like his work, why not buy a little something to support him?
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Jenny shared a link to the Boston Public Library’s collection of vintage travel posters, dating from the 20s, 30s and 40s. It really is worth seeing. Most of them have great design and offer an approach to tourism and advertising that is extremely different from today’s. Here are some of my favourites.
A few days ago I spent the day in Barcelona (where I will be at the time of this post’s publishing) and I took advantage of some free time to visit the temporary exhibition at Picasso’s Museum. Devorar París shows works painted by the Spanish artist during his first stay in Paris from 1900-1907, as [...]
I’m feeling a bit sick today with a high fever that came out of nowhere, so instead of wasting my energy writing, I’m going to send you over to celophaneflowers’ tumblr. She has been sharing scans of her mother’s collection of postcards from the 1960s and a lot of them are just priceless. Here are [...]
I promise this is the last post about Amsterdam’s light, but who would be better at capturing it than an Impressionist painter? I’d never seen Monet’s paintings of Amsterdam before. I think I’m in love. All images are taken from Photopoésie’s flickr
After being blown away by Amsterdam’s light, I can totally see why landscape painting is so popular among Dutch and Flemish painters. If I saw that kind of light every day I’d want to paint it too. Jacob Van Ruisdael Jacob Van Ruisdael Jacob Van Ruisdael Hendrick Avercamp Hendrick Avercamp
I first came across Anne’s comics on tumblr, but, as it often happens in websites like that one, I “hearted” them and subsequently forgot to check the source. When I finally did, I realised I’d been adding to my favourites several of her comics. This is a good sign. Books, cheese, burritos and singing [...]
Google kindly reminded us that today’s international women’s day. It’s a shame that even in times of supposed equality the number of women musicians, writers and artists (not to mention world leaders and other positions of power) is so low compared to men. It’s a shame that people still assume that if a woman [...]