Friday, April 30, 2010
For me a cup of coffee to-go in the Big Apple wasn't the same if it was served in anything other than one of these classic anthora cups designed by Leslie Buck. Mr Buck recently passed away at the age of 87 but left behind an enduring icon of the city. Read more here .
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Some stunning Italian covers from the weekly serial publication Grand Hotel by illustrator Guilio Bertoletti. Click here, and take a look at other beautiful and varied images on this very stylish design blog.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
It's always nice to come across a faded painted sign high up on the side of an old building. Many of these having out-lived the businesses they once advertised. Take a look at this video about some painters that are still doing building advertising the old fashion way- via the Daily Heller.
Here's a link to some old 'ghost signs'.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Above are some Czech Easter eggs given to me by my Aunts, who would get them from some of their friends that still carried on the craft of etching Easter eggs here in the States. The eggs were hard boiled, then dyed and an outline was scratched in. Working from that outline the final 'highlight' art was etched in. Being a very fragile canvas it was possible to get well into the design only to hit a soft spot and have the shell break. The common response to this (besides probably a word or two of frustration) would be to peel away the art and eat the egg before moving on to the next oval canvas. The finished eggs become hollow after time and, like the one above, sometimes accidently break.