Monthly Archives

March 2010

  • Art

    snow

    snow - 1904 – cuno amiet so perfect i could burst looking at it. image from freeparking…

  • Design

    pen art

    i did a few calligraphy classes in primary school, but as with most important things back then (like piano lessons, for instance) i didn’t take it seriously and never wanted to practice.…

  • Photography

    americana roadtrip

    one of the many reasons i want to visit the states is to someday partake in a great american road trip. kyle johnson and friends did just that, and photographed some beautiful…

  • Art, Vintage

    hélène guertik

    a book of fairy tales from the fifties, beautifully illustrated by russian born artist hélène guertik. from maptitefabrique…

  • Vintage

    our flower paradise

    this tablecloth belonged to my grandmother, i think it’s from the sixties (mint condition). it’s pretty big, about 1.5m². i’m planning on having it framed because i love it so. made by…

  • Art

    rudolf schlichter

    portrait of karola neher - 1929 - rudolf schlichter found via art inconnu – an absolute treasure trove of forgotten & under-appreciated artists.…

  • Uncategorized

    ask a nana

    i’m slowly working my way through the new frankie (always great) and they have the best interview asking nanas – “what would you say to your 20 year old self?” such good…

  • Art

    henri-edmond cross

    when you think pointillism your first thought would be seurat – but i’m also infinitely attracted to the works of henri-edmond cross, mostly for his bold palette & dreamy scenes. the pink cloud – 1896…

  • Art

    zoo

    i couldn’t choose my favourite illustrations from ZOO – so i’m basically posting them all. We are a two and one-half persons menagerie in San Luis Obispo on California’s central coast: Mignon Khargie,…

  • Uncategorized

    happy monday!

    let’s start the week with vigour & vim. image source…

  • Art

    minerals

    while eyeing kathryn blackmore‘s new agate necklace … … i also discovered carly waito‘s incredible series of mineral paintings.…

  • Uncategorized

    gertha

    i’d like to introduce you to gertha – she’s one of my favourite houses in stellenbosch. all weird angles & low walls, just like the day she was first built. there are…

  • Art

    landscape with houses

    if you were ever near an art school in your youth or more likely as part of your tertiary education, you probably had to do light & colour exercises – where the…

  • Living

    trees please

    i’m pretty much sold on any and all houses that have trees incorporated into their design – there’s nothing nicer to me than a huge tree in the middle of a courtyard.…