Time and Time Again…

November 26, 2008

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With the challenging times, one needs a sense of humor to keep the optimism high and the hope alive.  Or you might give ode to a time when life was all about decadence, debauchery and displays of fabulous-ness.  The 70’s! When Andy Warhol and Studio 54 paved the sidewalks of New York and the world followed. Yet on the other side of the street, Wall Street to be exact, gold spiked to $800.00, Inflation rates were over 14%, OPEC limited the supply of Oil, there were wars in the Middle East and the U.S. economy was a disaster. Hmmm….sound familiar?  We just do not learn do we?  Well, with the sense of humor at hand for a mere £20,000.00 you can purchase these fantastic clocks, installed in 1971, they overlooked The London Stock Exhchange until the mid 90’s.  Retrouvius is the proud holder of the clock collection and while you are at it, spend some more money on their houseware goods, they are fantastic.


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You Spin Me Right Round

September 9, 2008

Remember when we were wee young things looking for something to do with long days of sun? A saving grace was the arrival of the county fair. For one long weekend you could get lost in pure amusement and visual stimuli – a real attention grabber was the Spin Art booth. By just squeezing color tubes onto a whirling canvas you became the next Jeff Koons. Bringing your proud new piece home for Mom to paste up on the fridge for all the world to see. London based Illustrator Miles Donovan has taken this to a level of good repute with pop-culture illustrations. Catch his work in The New York Times, The Observer, and Billboard. Keeping the youth alive, he is the man behind PEEPSHOW where you get a view of the showreel and an idea of where he spins his artistic wand.