‘Elaine de Kooning’ by Fairfield Porter, 1957
It’s always fun to find new ways of storing books. As I was wandering around a friend’s place I couldn’t help but smile when I came across this display of books above the modern canopy bed.
(Photo- Martha Browne)
Centuries ago mending old pottery was often a necessity. You just didn’t throw away something that could still be used. So the bowl or plate would be taken to a skilled person who would use metal staples to make the repairs.These imperfect pieces are now becoming very popular among collectors…myself included.
Note– Photo shows the front and back of repaired antique plate.
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…’Cyclops’ by Albert Watson, 1994.
…Blumenhaus Magazine, 2021.
Edward Collier’s letter rack trompe l’oeil painting c. 17th century (top), Ros Byam Shaw instagram of her mother’s three dimensional version of Collier’s rack (middle left), “Tea Set” letterpress tray by Rachel Bradley (middle right) and John Derian’s small box on his table (bottom).
A toast to a great new year ahead.
(Artwork- Janet Hill Studio)
Oil on canvas portraits by Hugo Guinness.