Friday, May 20, 2016

Late May 2016 distractions

Love watching what's for dinner in Japan. So healthy! All the interesting names and different ways of making things. 

Wonderful spontaneous singing in Split, Croatia on New Year's Eve (starts at 0:25)

Always loved the fairy stories with little elf helpers, shoemakers. 

Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kōzan, Kōro (incense burner). Porcelain, 11 x 12 x 14 cm. Japan, 19th-20th century, Meiji-Taishō period.

Amusingly mischievous, slightly mean illustrations. "Flower Children" by Elizabeth Gordon.
The whole book is online here.

A 1970's ring by the jeweler, Paul Flato
I want to come with you!!

Little Thumbelina 
The artist, 

Jan van Kessel the Younger, illustrated his name in creepy crawlies.

The exquisitely beautiful art of gasoline rainbows. 
Image via 

Abstract ~ study of oil & water, photographer Karen Keogh

Great interactive, detailed map of NYC buildings not conforming to the present zoning laws, too tall, too commercial, taking up too much space.

40 Percent of the Buildings in Manhattan Could Not Be Built Today

Occupations of persons from Panama Papers

Shin-en (Calm),1992; plate; porcelain with vivid colored glaze (yôsai) Tokuda Yasokichi III (1933–2009). More of his art here.

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