Building My Land Rover Defender

Now at Selfridges: LEGO-technic-land-rover-defender-42110 Guilty Pleasure and So Now

In a former life I’ve had serious conversations with my young son why driving a Defender for us wasn’t such a good idea. Regardless the looks and the power. (We live on a canal in Amsterdam.)

Now a new LEGO model is on sale at Selfridge – their newsletter informs me.

150 euro ($160) for a model of our future safety vehicle – but without the windows (!) –a commodity formerly known as a car.

We can build it while staying in.

 

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Outside Inside

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With a bit of extra time indoors, I started organizing my archive and came across these two images. It’s where I live.

Inside in Amsterdam | The bannister on the 4th floor at home- ©wilsontichelaar

Outside in Amsterdam | The view along our canal looking west- ©wilsontichelaar

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The Corona Times | Miuccia and Donatella Combatting Corona Virus

We live in uncertain times where our habitat is invaded by an invisible enemy. We need to pull together, overcome our differences and stand as one against our opponent, was the bottomline of our prime minister’s speech last night, addressing over 7 million Dutch viewers.

Miuccia Prada and Donatella Versace set an example.

Miuccia and Donatella posing for Vogue | How Prada, Versace, and More Are Combatting the Coronavirus Crisis Photo Getty Images

 

Miuccia and Donatella posing for Vogue | How Prada, Versace, and More Are Combatting the Coronavirus Crisis Photo Getty Images

 

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So Many Stars

 

So Many Stars by Andy Warhol. The print can be bought at the Tate Modern’s online shop. The sale is supporting the current show on Andy Warhol,

A screenshot of a print by Andy Warhol. It is for sale in the museum shop of the Tae Modern in London. A newsletter told me about it.

I hadn’t seen this image before and grabbed it.

Looking at it again it shows a pattern, and after connecting the stars, David Hockney’s glasses popped up.

Andy knew David | A picture of David Hockney under So Many Stars by Andy Warhol. The original print can be bought at the Tate Modern’s online shop. I connected the stars and David Hockney’s glasses came forward.

Turns out they knew eachother

Andy Warhol meets David Hockney | Polaroid signed by Andy.

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Agent 019 | PS | Trump Is Not Concerned, OK?

More on the subject ‘Is Trump infected with the Corona Virus?’

A screenshot taken from The 30 most troubling lines from Donald Trump’s latest news conference on coronavirus, with clarifying comments by Chris Cillizza,

 

Dossier Agent 019 |2020-03-15 at 11.08.56 PM

 

Although Trump himself may have been infected – because he came in close contact with a carrier of the Corona virus, Brazil’s secretary of communications Fabio Wajngarten – he concludes his answer on speculations about his health saying:

‘ (…) I’m not concerned, OK?’

The OK at the end… made me think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Agent 019 | Trump Did The Test

CORONA ALERT © wilson tichelaar

Trump has been in contact with a Brazilian guest who tested positive for Corona. After initially refusing to be tested, he now committed to it.

Surely I am not the only one interested in the possible savior of our reasonably decent society 

Brazil’s Secretary of Communications

Fabio Wajngarten

who puts Harvey Oswald back in kindergarten.

Embracing the enemy.

the news today – IFORINSPIRATION.COM

 

[PLAY THE TUNE click top right]

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Funky Portraits By Warhol

WOW! Portraits by Andy Warhol, on show in the TATE in London – Unfortunately almost impossible to reach right now…

 

‘This thrilling pop rollercoaster shows how prescient Andy was. This is the Warhol we need in 2020’ (The Guardian)

Ok, we can’t go there right now, BUT WE CAN SHOP THE FEEL ONLINE 😀

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Everyday Geometry | The Pattern Behind Natural Beauty

Everyday geometry downstairs – © wilson tichelaar

Now on display downstairs, a still life of a small vase with three dried flowers against a backdrop of a Surinam wooden disk with handcut geometric pattern.

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Ballad | No Ballad

I am trying to paint. Tried to paint a portrait of my father, after an old photograph taken on his wedding day. I put the original photo on top of the painting, without the left eye – © wilson tichelaar

 

When I set up the painting this morning this song came to mind.

 

 

Geen Ballade by Henny Vrienten.

My father was a man of few words.

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The Letter Dilemma

A little story I composed after I looked up Justine Tjallinks, a fabulous photographer. Her interpretation of The Letter by Johannes Vermeer she calls Dilemma (Top right corner). The room is our guest room.

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