Roll up roll up to another big top bonanza of circus acts and strange phenomena…
A Day in Roaring 20’s Berlin | 1927 AI Enhanced Film
The mythical Boobrie of Ayrshire in Scotland
This is a gigantic aquatic bird is fabled to inhabit the lochs and open water around the west coast of Scotland. They are quite bloodthirsty and prefer sheep and cattle but aren’t fussy and may eat people! Via Stephen G Ray on Twitter (Painting origin: unknown)
Where do the phrases ‘Bite the Bullet and Blowing Raspberries come from?
From the fascinating YT channel Chalking Points by Left Side-Right Side Games
Secret confessions: I want to be a lamp!
Doesn’t everyone? Who doesn’t love a good lamp enough to actually be one!
Via Australian Kitsch on Twitter
Pnau – Journey Agent
A classic song from the turn of the century by Sydney electronica group Pnau, from the classic jazz-electronica album Sambanova. I loved this album then and I still love it now. Plus this is a really evocative video clip.
A toy from the 1963 film ‘Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People’
Who knew that terrorist funguses on tricycles could be so endearing?
The original mushroom people from the movie, doing what they do best…igniting terror into the hearts of Japanese people.
Alugalug cat orchestra
Words can’t really describe this, you simply have to digest it..
Terry Watkinson’s soothing and otherworldly Canadian landscapes
Terry Watkinson is from Thunder Bay, Northern Ontario. He is both a musician and a visual artist and he along with his rock band Max Webster, which toured extensively in Canada, the USA and Europe, and produced five Gold albums. When Max Webster broke up Terry returned to University and became a medical illustrator. He now works as an artist and has gallery exhibitions twice per year. He’s inspired by the landscapes of Ontario and conjured up imaginary scenes from the landscapes.
On Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
How we value work, and how, rather than being productive, work has become an end in itself; the way such work maintains the current broken system of finance capital; and, finally, how we can get out of it.
Creating a capsule wardrobe inspired by Van Gogh’s Almond Blossom painting
I love this series by Daria Andronescu where capsule wardrobes are inspired by the aesthetics and colour pallette of key masterpieces from history.
Peaceful ambient music by Blume
Great for intense work and tasks that require immense concentration and focus – the best kinds of tasks!
A bright kaleidoscope of colour by Guna women in Panama
A magnificent and magical triumph of colour. Molas are textiles using a reverse appliqué technique by women of the Indigenous Guna people, also known as the Cuna or Kuna people in Panama.
These Chibchan-speaking Indian people once occupied the central region of Panama and the neighbouring San Blas Islands and are being marginalised by illegal land-grabbing by big companies. Via Twitter
I hope you enjoyed this week’s colourful bold renderings and flights of fancy let me know if these tickled your fancy below…
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