HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Postcard from my dear friend Polona's Eurovision entry....she is a curator and does the most amazing work. See here. It's about that time of year to think about going home, don't you think? Miss you P!!
This is a bakery on Upper Street in Islington, London. It was a bit of a trek from our flat, but they had the most amazing pastries, and we would often stroll down there on the odd Saturday morning. I thought Euphorium was a pretty rad name. Looks like they have grown to a few locations now! www.euphoriumbakery.com
Doing your holiday shopping? This card is from our beach vacation in Delaware a few years ago, and the beach store sold these....looks pretty intense, but it was actually just a lovely little ramshackle shop (with the best fresh donuts!!).
Firmly ensconced in the holiday season, my thoughts turn to cooking....this is a postcard I picked up traveling through Scandinavia many years ago. I don't think I ever got the chance to eat this scrumptious looking dessert, but I do always toy with the idea of translating the recipe (oh internet!) and making it one of these days....
Seems just right for this Thanksgiving weekend.....this one is from a show we saw at the Tate Modern when we lived in London. Thank you!
Friends sometimes send me postcards when they find something that reminds them of me, and those are always the best postcards. This one is from a show about forgotten and unfinished knitting, and it is similar to my own knitting project The Virgin Knitters. See more of Norwegian artist Kari Steihaug's work on her website. So gorgeous!
Just some pretty city inspiration today. That carpet is made all out of flowers. Sigh....
My in-laws are visiting this week, so in honor of them I present this postcard of the Denver Art Museum pre-addition. I worked there briefly years ago in the Publications Dept. and was thrilled to find the graphic identity handbook that was developed based on Gio Ponti's building and I've loved them both so much ever since.
My postcards seem to be a bit behind, but I pulled this one last week coming off of the papal visit to Philadelphia...I don't know why it made me think of colonial Philadelphia, but that history is one of the things I enjoy about this city, and something about all the closures last week made me think of this. I actually picked up this card after a drink at this bar on an all too rare date night with @thelandof last year....
I'm still coming down from the thrill of showing in Paris earlier this month, so I pulled this lovely card from my collection....sorry, the scan doesn't do it justice! I hope you can get a hint of how beautiful the originals are from this sorry reproduction (twice removed!).
Oh this one's a special one from my Aunt Bev. She sends me some great ones every now and again. See, I have two sisters and obviously this reminded her of us. Obviously!
Well summer is definitely over, but I somehow missed posting this one in the appropriate season! It has a bit of an autumnal look, no? One of our favorite beach vacations with the girls was here (although not quite that long ago!).
Since we're headed off to Paris this week (with an airplane transfer in London!), I thought I would share the postcard from our old local pub from when we lived in London. We called it the Che Bar, but it was really called El Commandante, it was the BEST.
Remember when they had racks of free postcards in every bar and most restaurants in New York? Did they have them in other cities too? I kind of think so....I have a fair amount of these in my collection, but only the best ones....they started to really go down hill, and now there just seem to be half empty racks full of trash when you do find one. Too bad!
I bought this one on a camping trip across Scandinavia many years ago, and I don't think I had any idea what the "polka" was until much more recently!
I really don't remember when I bought this one, but I'm guessing I was a teenager? It says: M.C. Escher Book of 30 Postcards–Magna Books....I don't think I even knew who M.C. Escher was when I bought these! See more of his work here!
Interactive Wallpaper — When I was in graduate school at CSM one of my tutors was the immensely talented Rachel Kelly. This is one of her postcards from her work at the time, she has such a lovely hand! I've always loved this piece....you can see some of her current work at the link above or check out her blog at Interactive Wallpaper too.
One of our favorite places to take the girls when we visit Colorado is Tiny Town. It's exactly that: a tiny replica of an old times town. There is a little train you can ride, too. The back of the post cards reads as above and you can see more at Tiny Town Railroad