Hello my lovely friends and welcome to another bounty of beatific delights and shimmering wonders taken from the bottom of the internet ocean and brought to the surface for you to enjoy. Let me know what you think of them below…
Named after the Abbey of Lindau on Lake Constance (Germany), where it was once housed, the Lindau Gospels ranks as one of the great masterpieces of book-binding and was constructed and put together at different times. The back cover dates from Salzburg 8th Century A.D, the front cover was made in eastern France 100 years later and it was written in and illuminated in a monastrery in St Gall. Switzerland. Read more
Art versus Machine: Goya’s three-nipped monstrosity
This is a fascinating blog and Youtube Channel for art lovers, artists and anyone who enjoys the macabre. In this episode Eric Wayne looks at Goya’s infamous nude with three breasts and finds technical anomalies and screw-ups in the painting. Follow Eric’s blog here
Writing and art synesthesia
Is this what it means to smell or feel colours?
Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter.
How to write a VICE article
This is possibly a little crass, a little cheeky and even a little gross but I still think it’s funny, perhaps because of all of the above reasons, by the Australian comedian Adrian Alaberg. WordPress won’t let me embed it, so here is the link
A beautiful iridescent hummingbird
Nature’s beauty can’t be matched by anything made with a human hand…
Magazine: Because You’re Frightened
A catchy post-punk song that I had on my playlist from years ago and just rediscovered, don’t you just love those times!
When mother nature takes LSD
The immersive world-building of Studio Ghibli
How Studio Ghibli draws you into a hypnotic sense of realism and yet dreamy otherworldly mastery. If you have never watched a Ghibli film, I envy you, because you have many worlds to explore.
A woman’s purse from the 14th century in Iraq
Beautiful things deserve to be admired forever.
Quando, Quando, Quando
This is an oldie but a goodie. The older gent has dementia and the together with his son they sing Quando, Quando, Quando on the way to the supermarket. You may have heard this one it went viral years ago, but it still makes me smile.
You’re already beautiful now by Titsay
This has to be the most wholesome and nourishing Twitter account out there. I have been courting her for an interview, but she is being a bit coy about it, I think she is really busy with her art, so that’s great!
Make Things by the Cryptonaturalist
The Cryptonaturalist always has amazing, short-form poetry about the connectedness of nature, humans and animals.
This ‘give me space’ dog vest
I love the shy and slightly tense looks on the dogs face. Why is it unacceptable for humans to want quiet, silence and space? I am just wondering. What if I just don’t want to be social or friendly or make conversation? Inside my head is a far more interesting place to be for me, I actually like it there mostly, it’s nice. Conversely I find the outside world to be pretty overwhelming, harsh and just too much, so yeah Via Twitter
A delicious looking mushroom melt burger by Will Yeung
Baroque hair printing is now a thing…
I hope you liked these picks, let me know below what you think…