Put on your red shoes and get ready to dance the night away to these funky sounds, through the cavernous expansive realms of history, time and space. Don’t forget to pack your space suit and have a safe journey…
The great Mary Beard, my favourite presenter of history documentaries and esteemed historian has created this incredible history of the doomed Pompeii and its inhabitants. Answering the intriguing questions about who they were, how they felt, what was like in their city, what they cared about and loved. It’s a poignant, emotional and fascinating documentary!
Within the category of Kitsch we can thus distinguish between more and less successful paintings. Kitsch, too has its masterpieces.~ Karsten Harries
One of my favourite bloggers is Be Kitschig, she is a wonderful purveyor of all things kitschy, cute and quirky. If you also love Kitschy art, I recommend you follow her.
The flower, the bird and the mountain // The Kyoto Connection [Japanese Ambient Music / Atmospheric]
This serene, gentle and melodic song is by The Kyoto Connection. I love the uniquely Japanese vibe of this band, that’s why it’s surprising that they aren’t from Japan, but instead hail from Argentina, they just love Japanese culture. As a fellow Japanophile I understand!
Oh the Huemanity: a fascinating Wired podcast about the history and science of colour
Oh, the Huemanity – Gadget Lab: Weekly Tech News from WIRED
Kimika Hara is an embroidery artist and illustrator, born in 1984 in Kyoto. She embroiders with free hand stitches and uses cute fabrics, colourful threads, acrylics and beads.
Animated map shows the movement of 130 polar bears in Alaska throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Source:
Vegan sticky and spicy Korean tofu
70’s African funk album has infectious vibes
Prepare your bright and stretchy pants for this one and I dare you to refrain from moving your money-maker.
Eliseo is a multi-disciplinary 3D artist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Via Twitter
I hope you enjoyed this foray into the unusual and macabre reaches of humanity. Let me know what you thought below…