Thursday, 31 July 2008

Who's that girl?

Endlessly searching searching for the right word...

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Wouldn't it be lovely....

Mary Heberden, 1935

Joan Bennet, 1925

....To visit the exhibitions at the Costume and the Reina Sofía Museums in Madrid featuring the work of photographer Edward Steichen? It will last from 24th June till 22nd September 2008

Sunday, 27 July 2008

It's a small world: Spiritual meaning of sand paintings

Navajo Sand Paintings

Tibetan Sand Paintings

Yamantaka Mandala

Amitayus Mandala, photographer MaryBrooke

Amitayus Mandala, photographer MaryBrooke

Photo credit:


"Children find everything in nothing. Men find nothing in everything"

Giacomo Leopardi

Monday, 14 July 2008

Free magenta

What do designers do when a business company claims a colour of the pantone and registers that colour at the European Brand Office in order to prevent other companies from using it in their advertising campaigns?

The colour in question is magenta.

And this is what they do:

More details and comments at And you can send them your ideas!

Read it now

"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire, but it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box"

No, this was not said by Bill Gates about the internet. It was said by journalist Edward R. Murrow on October 15, 1958 about television.

It's just that I watched "Good night and good luck" yesterday. What an excellent film directed by my wishlist person. It makes you think that there are still so many values to be held, causes to be defended, and stands to be and everyday whatever it takes. And as someone once said, you can do it just by putting one word after another. The magical words.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Photograper: Ouka Lele

Gosh, how I like this photograph by Ouka Lele!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Current mood

Developing a very very soft soft spot for Art Nouveau

Palau de la Música Catalana, Lluís Domènech i Montaner

Jewel, René Jules Lalique (1860-1945)

Zodiac by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)

Park Güell, Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926)

Photo credits:

Lalique: vidalia_11 at Flickr

Alphonse Mucha DamyanArt at Flickr

(but don't miss the website of the Mucha Foundation )

Antonio Gaudí: acastellano at Flickr ; more about his life and work in this link

Questions without an answer II

If inner beauty is what really matters, why is lingerie so popular?

Author unknown but witty

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Antonio López and realism

Madrid from Torres Blancas
(between 1976 and 1982)

Don't you just love Antonio López?

After this painting was sold by Christie's last Monday in London for 1,7 million € (highest price paid in the market for the work of a Spanish living painter) Mr. López said to the press (right after "Just one moment, my hands are dirty"):

"What really matters is that once the work becomes all that is left, there will be dignity in it"

Good bye M.Saint Laurent

Homage to Matisse, 1980

Homage to Pop Art,1966

Wedding gown, homage to Georges Braque

Spring-summer 1988

Long evening gown, tribute to Tom Wesselmann
Autumn-Winter 1966

Short Bambara evening dress
Spring-summer 1967

Cocktail dress, homage to Piet Mondrian
Autumn-Winter 1965

Designer:Yves Saint Laurent
Photographer: Alexandre Guirkinger

"Art has an important place in my life and my work. I have been inspired by many painters and have always believed that art is not only a part of culture but also a part of life, that it should be shown to everybody and that museums should be supported and encouraged. Museums play a social role and have the task of educating the public, even if sometimes they are a source of shock and confusion. Thus a permanent dialogue is established between art and those who admire it. A museum is a living place. So is creation, even that of deceased or unknown artists"
Yves Saint Laurent

Extract from the visitor's guide to the exhibition "Yves Saint Laurent. Diálogo con el arte" organized by the Pierre Bergé- Yves Saint Laurent Foundation and the Caixa Galicia Foundation in A Coruña between 12 February and 04 May 2008.

Postcard from....Fuerteventura

Hello! I'm back from my holidays. I'm so glad to have been able to:

-look at the sea
-walk by the sea
-sunbathe by the sea
-read the newspaper by the sea
-have lunch by the sea
-have a drink by the sea
-doze off by the sea (many times)
-think of the sea by the sea
-think about nothing by the sea

Morro Jable and Jandía Beach in the Canary Islands

Photos taken in lovely Fuerteventura