Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Who's that girl?


Hommage to Lise Meitner at the entrance of Humboldt University, Berlin

Questions without answers

Is this the smartest T-shirt you've ever seen?

Shop window: Traditional clothes

A shop in Friedrichstrasse, Berlin

Postcard from Hamburg

About painting

Art, misery, despair, madness
Jules Blin, 1880

Friday, 28 August 2015

Global concerns

survey on  men & sandals

Reasons why I love the German language I

Reason nº 1:

Because "common sense" translates as ...

Healthy human understanding

(gesund Menschenverstand)


Saturday, 6 June 2015

About painting

George Wimpenny, Clara Potts sitting at an easel painting a still life of flowers, 1897

Postcard from Berlin

Madrid Book Fair 2015


Open air fair at the Retiro park in Madrid, from 29th May to 14th June
Go for the books, go for the lively atmosphere too.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Did you know...?

...that the words "text" and "textile" are family? 

 Because they both derive from the latin word "textus", that meant "thing woven",

 (textus being the past participle stem of texere which meant "to weave, to join, fit together, braid, interweave, construct, fabricate, build,")

Can you think of ways in which a text is "woven"?

Yep, yet another joy thanks to the Online Etymology Dictionary

Saturday, 9 August 2014

This made me smile

This is was happens when you give an artist a simple task to do

flow magazine

I've discovered the lovely flow magazine.  It's so full of wonderful illustrations,  what a good not-online find.

Street art

A garden in Lüneburg

Friday, 8 August 2014

Good question to start off your day

Why isn't Laokoön shouting? Aesthetics or anaesthetics? Where's the pleasure in painful representations in art?