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!).
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
This beauty is sent from one of my most talented London friends...she always sends the BEST cards. Polona is a curator and all around amazing talent, and you will certainly see lots more of the goodness she sends over the coming Fridays.
Well, I'm no longer posting a playing card every week, and I never quite kept up with #the100dayproject (good start though!), so I thought I'd try a new series on the blog every Friday. I have been collecting postcards since my teens, on travels, locally, sent by friends and family who know my tastes, and I keep them all in boxes in my studio. I would love to share them with you so I'm going to post my favorites regularly throughout the summer and into the fall....I have enough to keep me going for years I imagine, but let's see how it goes, okay? Here's one of my all times favorites from a trip to Italy, probably in the late 90s?
The back says, "Simpaty Cards, Grafiche Milan Cards" with a phone number....I'm willing to share if you'll call and let me know what they say!! See a new one next Friday!