Subway Diversions

Subway Diversions

From Montsalvat, back, briefly to New York.  I know it’s a stretch but stay with me.   The New York subway experience was in the main noisy and smelly and overpopulated.  Two things saved it from unpleasantness.  The busking, particularly at...
New York Lights

New York Lights

The New York collective electricity bill for lighting must be off the scale.  Cruise down Fifth Avenue around Christmas time and you get a sense of it.  These beautiful light fittings and lamps are a collection of the most interesting ones I saw while in New...
Minoan Teapot 

Minoan Teapot 

Randy Long. (b.1951 US)  “Minoan Teapot”  1988  Sterling Silver, Granite, 18k gold, 24k gold leaf and wood. I think this little piece of work is so stunning that I want it to stand in a blog all by itself.  It’s just...
MOMA

MOMA

This experience encapsulates why I loved New York so so much.  Imagine being in one of the biggest, brightest museums of modern art known to man. Then picture a huge void within it’s walls, several stories high. On the floor of that huge void place a grand...
When paper becomes bead.

When paper becomes bead.

It’s starting to look like an obsession isn’t it.  African recycling.  I can’t get enough of it.  This wonderful collar comes courtesy of National Geographic magazines. The paper is cut and rolled forming the long beads. Its made by a...