Monthly Archives: June 2013

PS | Bag ladies

My post office is inside a newspaper stand, a dangerous situation, as I have to pass tiers of attractive magazines to get to the back of the shop, where the stamps are. I -again- had no intention of buying a … Continue reading

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Welcome to China

I wrote about my start as an entrepreneur in my post Shopping in China on June 8, and today I paid my first bill in China: $204 to a company producing the finest labels and hangtags. Peanuts! through PayPal. Nothing … Continue reading

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Here comes the Sun

June 21 is the official start of summer, and it’s incredible to think that the Sun accounts for nearly 99,9% of the mass of our Solar System and is still nowhere to be seen! The impressive number is what I … Continue reading

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Ex-darlings available for auction

Tuesday is the day that Kerry Taylor Auctions in London will sell some curious items that used to belong to the late Diana Vreeland in the sale Passion for Fashion. A friend passed me the news, knowing I am a … Continue reading

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To be and to have, tonight

Tonight at 9 you will have a unique opportunity to (re)view the brilliant and engaging documentary film Être et Avoir by Nicolas Philibert. Award winning. It tells the story of George Lopez being the sole teacher at a one-room school out … Continue reading

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New urbanites by Hamid el Kanbouhi

This painting was stuck in the back of my mind, since I visited the local art centre in May. They had it up on the wall, and the size is impressive, 2 x 1,5 metres, but there’s more to it … Continue reading

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Motivational posters by 12 year olds

From the workshop and show described in my last post Hello World! one more selection of art. It’s from the Farewell Book of the eldest children, group 8, aged 11 and 12. Every year a book of hopes and dreams … Continue reading

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Hello world!

This is a selection of the work done by the children in my son’s school. It was on show in the local Art Centre last May. {where we had a close shave with celebrity! Read my post Johnny Depp was … Continue reading

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PS | I love Lourdes

When I started this blog last February I mentioned the archive I live in. Well, this is one of the artists I once stumbled upon and kept in my PUBLISH OR PERISH folder. { The label implicating I definitely must … Continue reading

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Post it in an envelope

It’s always a nice surprise to find a proper envelop in the post, ideally with a handwritten name and address on it. I used to collect them for their pattern printed on the inside. {the background of this blog is … Continue reading

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