Tuesday, February 28, 2023

BEAUTY: Shoes--Amber Ambrose Aurèle

Regular readers know that twice a year I post photos and thoughts about the men's clothing collections from several very unique fashion designers who show at Milan and Paris. So it is unusual for me to post about women's clothing. However, I just came across the work of Amber Ambrose Aurèle and it is stunning. Her shoe creations are incredible wearable works of sculpture. She is from The Netherlands and it only makes sense that one of her collections is an homage to the De Stijl school of art and architecture including the work of painter Piet Mondrian...

"A woman in heels is more dangerous than a loaded gun." – Amber Ambrose Aurèle


Monday, February 27, 2023

"My Baby" by Ken Nordine

The great Ken Nordine left us four years ago this month, and in his memory, let's listen to the delightful and hilarious "My Baby" from his classic album "Word Jazz" released in 1957.

Friday, February 24, 2023

"Trustfall" by P!nk with Yoann Bourgeois

"Trustfall" is another one of those "sad bangers" from the marvelous P!nk. Here she is singing it live on Graham Norton, accompanied by the equally marvelous French acrobat/dancer Yoann Bourgeois doing his classic stair routine. Beautiful visual to go with the lyrics of this song...

P!nk's 9th studio album "Trustfall" is out now.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

"Caution To The Wind" by Everything But The Girl

Here is "Caution To The Wind," another exciting song from the new Everything But The Girl release "Fuse"...their first in 24 years! See their other song "Nothing Left To Lose" here. It's so good to have them back.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

BEAUTY: Painting--Men of Antiquity, Part Twelve

In a continuing series (previous entries seen here), here are, yet again, a lot of handsome-ass men from long ago...

Top to bottom: Alexander Heubel, Self-portrait; Bernhard Hasler, Selbstportrait; Leon Bonnat, Self-portrait; Eric Henri Kennington, Sergeant M Eriksen of the Royal Norwegian Air Force serving with the RAF; François-Louis David Bocion, Self-portrait; Frederick William MacMonnies, Self-portrait; Gabriel Deluc, Self-portrait; Hugh Ramsay, Self-portrait; John Singer Sargent, Alistair Cary-Elwes; John Singer Sargent, Edward Vickers

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Saturday, February 11, 2023

BEAUTY: Sculpture--Anthony Theakston

Let your eyes caress the stunning, smooth owls (a little Brâncuși, a little Bufano) of sculptor Anthony Theakston. He creates them in bronze and ceramic...some of them are life sized but some are monumental!

Visit his website...and yes, he does sell his pieces!

Friday, February 10, 2023

BEAUTY: Painting--Lisa Noonis

Artist Lisa Noonis uses a wonderful technique of loose lines and color to capture a handmade, artisan perspective of still lives full of branches, flowers, and fruit. Her imagery is sweetly refreshing and engaging.

Top to bottom: Back Home Again; Cheers; Get Closer; Lemon and Dill; Silver Lining; Table Runner; Tea Time; Togetherness