Saturday, April 21, 2012

There cometh a dream

There cometh a dream of the past to me,
On the desert sands by the autumn sea.

From Poems of Paul Hamilton Hayne, Boston, 1882

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

He Will Be Missed

Archie McPhee has a long, colourful history of celebrating the humble and almost universally despised cockroach. So we were delighted when we stumbled across the top photo of a tiny shrine created beside the body of a departed roach.

It is just one of the Carmichael Collective’s awesome series of Bug Memorials, set up on the streets of Minneapolis to mark the passing of various insects where their tiny bodies were found, on the city’s sidewalks and windowsills.

One of the things we love most about street art is how it urges the viewer to stop and pay closer attention to one’s surroundings. These little memorials do just that while adding a cute and bittersweet significance to sights so common and unremarkable that they would mostly likely go completely unnoticed otherwise.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pedro de Kastro


A few illustrations by Pedro de Kastro. The last one is for a new show at Last Rites.

If London Were Like Venice

‘If London Were Like Venice: Oh! That It Were’

From Harmsworth’s Magazine (The London Magazine), August 1899

Thank you to Forgotten Futures


The Spider (1894) by C. Wilhelm

My Homies

Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadisches Ballet
Premiered in Stuttgart, on 30 September 1922, with music composed by Paul Hindemith.
Reconstruction of Triadic Ballet made by Margarete Hastings in 1970