A book, and book cover, discovered through the She Designs feed (this one is by the talented Lucy Kim). Heading to everyone’s most reviled book outlet to find a description, I came across this gem of a blurb:
“to the world he is Sri Ramakrishna – godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, guru. To the temple owner, he is a Brahmin chosen to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his nephew, he isn’t simply Uncle – maddening, bewildering Uncle, prone to enter trances at the most inconvenient times, who must be protected not only from jealous enemies but also from that most treasured yet insidious of sulphur-rich vegetables: the cauliflower.”
Apparently Finland has a whole subculture for teenage girls of hobby horse dressage. Intriguing! And the interviews with the girls reminded me of this and this.
I’m dreaming about day trips to Paris right now – no 1 to see this place, the Maison Louis Carre built by Aalvar Alto; no 2 to visit the Brancusi atelier (which sounds like it might be similar to this and also the Burberry / Henry Moore exhibition); and no 3 to see the new display of black models in French art.
After posting images from the Anni Albers exhibition, Instagram correctly predicted that I wanted to see a lot more artists working with textiles and led me to the door of Vanessa Barragao.
Isn’t this great? I’d love to see (and touch) this work in person. Check out her website here and also her profile @vanessabarragao_work
Slightly jaw-dropping (ie very enjoyable) read here about Martha Stewart’s daily routine.
Mystical illustration by Gosia Herba
I think these brooches from Amanda and Matt Caines might actually be ceramic, but they very much remind me of sailors’ scrimshaw work. Delicate and a bit macabre.