Sunday, May 28, 2023

Sunday Links

Harry Clarke for The Fairy Tales of Perrault

In 1922, Harrap published The Fairy Tales of Perrault with gorgeous pictures by Irish Illustrator Harry Clarke (1889–1931). (via Memo of the Air)

My friend Alan posted this story about Richard Avedon's famous beekeeper portrait

Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a foodie crush on Deb Perelman. If she doesn't like something, I probably don't like it either. I don't like “spa water,” you know, when there's stuff floating in water? Like a cucumber? It's so gross. It just tastes like dirty water to me.

The Sheep to Shawl competition is simultaneously cut-throat competitive and warm and fuzzy.

Dennis Severs' House on Folgate Street in London is a favourite of mine. It imagines what life would have been like inside for a family of Huguenot silk weavers and is well worth a visit if you're in London. House of Delft is an article about the world Simon Pettet and his partner Dennis Severs created there (might be a paywall).

Chairs made from eyewash stations, safety cones, car-seat covers, tree branches, an old quilt that would probably turn to dust if you actually sat down on it: Make-do is curated by the L.A. gallery Marta and auction house Catalog Sale

Archie McPhee is a Seattle business that has been selling kitschy novelty items like rubber chickens and horse head masks for three decades. The Smithsonian Institute recognized Archie Mcphee's pop cultural influence and keeps a collection of the catalogues in its archives. Bruce, a frequent contributor to this blog, sent me this digital copy of the very first catalogue.

Furanchos are eateries that pop up in people's homes each summer in Galicia, Spain.

The stupidest thing you'll see today: Watch Kandiss Taylor, a former Republican candidate for Georgia governor and recently elected GOP district chair, go full flat-earther

A new technology enables wireless communication between the brain and the spinal cord and allows patients to walk again, without assistance. The 'digital bridge' that helped a paralysed man walk again - YouTube

Road Trip: In 1903, a Vermont doctor bet $50 that he could cross America by car. It took him 63 days, $8,000, and 600 gallons of gas.

Is this the best comfort food ever? I'd answer in the affirmative: Bacon,egg and leek risotto

Sebastian Harding is an artist whose work is inspired by urban architecture and historic buildings. Check out some of his totally charming architectural models.

In 2006, Gordon Hartman observed his daughter, Morgan, wanting to play with other vacationing kids at a hotel swimming pool. Gordon resolved to create opportunities and places where those with and without disabilities can come together. Morgan's Wonderland ( Thanks Bruce)

I don't like QR-code menus. Do you? 

I saved the best for last: Have you ever heard a duckling run on linoleum

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:47 pm

    The three food pictures on the Perelman link are salivatingly good. (Yeah, I make up words as necessary)
    It’s easy to see neither Server’s nor Delft house have resident cats.
    I wonder how the will alter their diet during 2 months in bed?
    The “make-do” chairs will do if you don’t have a younger sibling to sit on.
    I could see how those architectural models would sell ideas better than blueprints.
    I’m skeptical about freezing things in glass jars.