Camouflage shirt and…
…shorts in oak leaves with acorn/walnut buttons from the delightful book ‘Fairie-ality.’
Alain Labiole- “…I’m a father of six (four girls and two boys from 4 to 18 years old). These days, my preferred subjects are my children, and their spontaneous behavior as they live and play in their own environment. My photography resembles a kind of daily diary…” (Quote from ‘papier mache‘ magazine 2013 interview)
(Labiole’s flickr & book)
…Whitman’s Creative Art Book, 1966.
Grade school student’s work using string and poster paints.
(Illustrations- Dorothea and Sy Barlowe, 1952)
We all have things that we’d never part with. Not so much because they’re expensive and valuable. Although that can happen. But the things I’m talking about are the ones with sentimental value. Those special books, paintings, photographs, toys, etc. that we’ve held onto for years. Strangely enough, they reveal a lot about us and our personalities. I suppose that’s why I’m fascinated by the section ‘Objects of Affection’ of the Wall Street Journal Magazine. In each issue they publish a well known person and their favorite things.
L’Wren Scott (intro) Sofia Coppola (top left), Grace Coddington (top right), Carolina Herrear (bottom left), and Alexandra Cousteau (bottom right),
Paul G. Allen (top left), Alexander Wang (top right), David de Rothschild (bottom left) and George Lois (bottom right).
…National Geographic, 1920.
I purchased the used book ‘The New York Stage, 1883-1939′ mainly for the interesting black/white photographs of over a hundred set designs. Take a look at a few I picked out showing street scenes (click images to enlarge)-
An actual apartment house at 25 West 65 Street was duplicated for the production of ‘Street Scene’ by Elmer Rice c. 1929. Such a wonderful image, too. I love how the crowd, even the people looking out the various windows, fills out the picture frame.
The play ‘Dynamo’ by Eugene O’Neill c. 1929 follows two main characters…each in their own cutaway homes. This set reminds me of a real dollhouse and Philip Johnson’s glass house.
Have you ever watched the black/white series ‘The Naked City?’ Much of it was filmed at actual locations in New York. Maxwell Anderson’s play ‘Winterset’ c. 1935 has a Naked City feel to it. Here the script called for the Brooklyn end of the bridge.
High-This botanical poster runs close to $200 at the Evolution Store.
Low- A similar looking poster for $20 at Ikea.
Summer in the suburbs- A neighbor, clad only in boxer shorts and slippers, smokes a cigar while watering his plants.
(Sketch book page- © 2013 Martha Browne)
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