Archive for May, 2011
See Emil Play
May 31st, 2011

Emil Nolde, Young Couple (1913), lithograph

This image is simultaneously repulsive and alluring. That’s a mean trick in my book.

Speed of the Pluma
May 30th, 2011

Hispano Olivetti Pluma 22 portable typewriter

I’ve been in Barcelona over the last week and I saw a version of this delectable typewriter in a shop-window. Its keyboard is suited to Spanish diacritics, which makes it very useful to the Spanish-typing market, but I’m enjoying the way the keys seem to float away from their curvy berth.

Forum Fun
May 20th, 2011

My Mam was at the grand opening of Billingham Forum, my local leisure centre when I was growing up. It contains an ice-rink as well as a swimming pool and all the usual facilities such as squash courts and football pitches. I used to do karate there…
Unusually, it also contains an adjoining theatre where I once sang in a choir (Oliver!). I could say more, but this film says it all.

Thanks to Simon Sinclair (@sinky72) for the link.

Egry-gious
May 9th, 2011

Various photographs by Jérémie Egry

Umbrella-ella-ella
May 4th, 2011

Sebastian Rudko, Umbrella, 2006

I saw this painting on the Saatchi website and really liked its flat, brush-y style and mundane subject matter.