Saturday, September 29, 2012

Second best last Saturday in September ever

Great company, gin and tonics, cheesy nachos, best ever brownies, and post game discussion with a friend from afar. Actually, maybe today is on par with 2005...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Andy Warhol

People are often polarised by Warhol - seems he is a love / hate kinda guy. I'm in the love camp. I've read the salacious diaries and biographies. I've watched the movies too. I still think he is a genius and looking at his work today, it is relevant and contemporary which isn't an easy thing to do. 

Something that people often don't consider about his work is the scale. I went back to this gallery in Berlin, five years or so later, just to see that Mao. It still takes my breath away - the size of it astounding.

And for a printmaker - the multiples, the grainy photographic images, the overexposure and the negatives...I just love. He makes it look all so easy when it really, well actually it really is easy in execution. It's just the conception that's the trick.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shirley Jackson - Bramen Met Arsenicum

You know, there was more to Dick Bruna than Miffy. This is a 1963 illustration for Shirley Jackson’s book, Bramen met arsenicum (Blackberries and arsenic). 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Singapore surprise

For the record..... I am a girl easily pleased. A note from a friend written on a receipt, is something I'll likely keep forever. And my favourite lollies too xx

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Old photos...Mallorca 1984

These people were the reason I was in the land of dirndls and schnitzels. One of them to visit, and the other one to remember.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Cottage Shop - Shanghai

This little shop is smack bang in the French Concession. A treasure trove of vintage and replicas. I'd like to go back: 170 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu 


Aren't dreams weird! And isn't hearing about someone else's dreams incredibly boring? Yep it is, so I won't bore you with the details. But what a crazy thing the mind is when you have a vivid dream about someone from a long time ago, for no reason. And it is all so real and you wake up, quite taken by surprise. I don't know why that is, and why it should make me sad...but ridiculously it does.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Catch a falling leaf and put it in your pocket

Is it just me, or do you think that if a leaf floats from the sky as you are riding a bike through Berlin, and lands in your hand mid cycle, that that is a sign of good luck? Thought so.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sharing breakfast

Nice things about can pretend you are still in the Alps even though you are in the city