Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Nicola Heindl

I love the CD covers that Nicola Heindl has created for Putumayo Reocords

Monday, 28 April 2008

More of Tamara de Lempicka

Portrait of Mrs Boucard

Girl with Guitar

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Tamara de Lempicka

April's issue of the Spanish magazine AR featured a series of fashion photographs inspired by Tamara de Lempicka's paintings. I think the result looks great.

Woman in Green with gloves, 1927

Portrait of Romana de la Salle, 1928

Portrait of Romana de la Salle, 1934

Portrait of Mrs. Alan Bott, 1930

The Caixa Galicia Foundation provided images of the paintings

Photographer: Cristina López

Favourite film

Not so long ago I went to the cinema to watch Caramel. The atmosphere of this film is that of Almodóvar meets Middle East. When the film was finished something happened that hadn't happened to me in quite a while. I remained stuck to the chair and just didn't want to leave. I would have liked to remain forever in that ochre and honey coloured world. A world where there are problems and worries and troubles but also friendship and laughter and delight in beauty.
It is a Lebanese film directed by Nadine Labaki, who also plays Layale.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Questions without an answer

Why has the title of the book "Reading Women" by Steffan Bollmann been translated into Spanish as "Women who read are dangerous?"...

Sunday, 20 April 2008

A pinch of magic

By a favourite French illustrator, Gaelle Boissonnard . The pedestrian streets and alleys around the Pompidou Centre in Paris are full of shops selling an incredible variety of art cards. They sell hers too.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Isis and Quetzalcoatl

A current exhibition now taking place in Mexico is showing pieces from ancient Egypt together with pieces from prehispanic cultures, with special attention to representations of Isis, the Egyptian goddess and Quetzalcoatl, the prehispanic, interesting idea and the result of a great collaborative effort.
Images taken from the website of the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City


Postcards from, thery're so funny, but some make you think

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Interesting Lady, Christine de Pizan

Name: Christine de Pizan
Date of birth: Venice, 1364
Occupation: Writer
Other interests: Philosophy, poetry,feminist activism and earn her living
Main works: The Book of the City of Ladies (1405)
"Alone am I, and alone I wish to be;
Alone my sweet love has left me.
Alone am I, without friend or mate,
Alone am I, mournful and angry."

More: Here, and also in this site


"Over the powerful nudity of truth, the diaphanous cloak of fantasy"
Eça de Queiroz