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Archive for October, 2007

 

Penguin Labyrinths and the Thief’s Journal

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Detail from La Havane by René Portocarrero; photo by C. Marker. This week’s book finds are a pair of titles I hadn’t come across before in these particular editions, another haul from the vast continent that is the Penguin Books back catalogue. Labyrinths I’ve had for years in a later edition (see below) but the […]

Posted in {art}, {books}, {borges}, {design}, {fantasy}, {film}, {gay}, {illustrators}, {painting}, {surrealism} | 9 comments »

 


The House with Chimaeras

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The House with Chimaeras, 10 Bankovaya St, Kiev. Via Wikipedia: The House with Chimaeras was designed by the architect Vladislav Gorodetsky in 1901–1902. Gorodetsky was born in 1863 into a prosperous Polish szlachta family in the Podillia region. After finishing the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg in 1890, he moved to Kiev, where […]

Posted in {architecture}, {fantasy} | 6 comments »

 


Exotica!

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Hypnotique by Martin Denny (1959). In Waikiki, where I live whenever I get the chance, a bistro known as the Daggar Bar and its accompanying Bora Bora Lounge has for some time been the mecca of people who enjoy a new type of music. I’m one of the gang that gathers there to hear the […]

Posted in {design}, {music}, {photography} | 5 comments »

 


 


 

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