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?


Art is beautiful, it gives a lot work, though
Karl Valentin

Nature going all expressionist

It didn't last long, but for a few seconds the sky caught fire. There's not a pixel of photoshop in this photo, but any painter who dared using this colour would be labeled as expressionist instead of realist.

The Palace of Darius, Susa

Reconstruction of the frieze of archers from the Palace of Darius in Susa (Ancient Persia) at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin.

This will be inspiration for Chanel for sure

Bags, chapter II

Good old Ashurbanipal, king of the Assyrian empire
 from Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Note: If you liked "Bags, chapter II", you'll probably like "Bags, chapter I"

Berlin skyline