Category Archives: Things we Like

For Fans Of Design

We are fans of design, if you haven’t gathered by now. I have the book By Hand And By Eye published by the Lost Art Press which is fabulous. This is a short video from Jim Toplin one of the … Continue reading

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The difference between Octopus and Cuttlefish

Jo and I were discussing the difference between Octopus and Cuttlefish the other day. Probably during an episode of QI. So rather than thinking I went to the tinternet as you do and well here is the answer, in 2 … Continue reading

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Australian Modernist Seating – Part One

Hi All, This is going to be a big post hence ‘part one’ A couple of weeks ago Jo and I went up to the Penrith Regional Gallery for the ‘Take A Seat’ exhibition. This was an exhibition of Australian … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions

I am not usually one for New Years resolutions but one that involves reading lots of books is right up our alley. Particularly as we already have a few of them so the visit to Amazon is not so costly … Continue reading

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Annette Blair Glass Blower and Artist

I am a sucker for glass art, not the trinkets that they sell to tourists in Venice, although, I did get a little glass monk when I was there 30 odd years ago which I liked, but proper art like … Continue reading

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Craftsmanship

Jo sent me this yesterday. When he starts putting the red ink on when the doll is still spinning on the lathe is one of those special moments. So take a moment, sit quietly and watch something special. Enjoy Franky

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Happy 21st Gabrielle

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Alain de Botton and The School of Life YouTube channel

Jo and I are fans of Alain de Botton. We have a number of his books and subscribe to the Philosophers MailĀ and The School Of Life. I like the way he states the bleeding obvious in an interesting way and … Continue reading

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Cooler than fireworks

If there is one thing that is cooler than fireworks it is rainbows Cheers Franky

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Kalyna Harasymiv photographer extrordinaire

The most difficult part of this post will be trying not to be too effusive. Obviously from the pictures I have taken for this blog I am no photographer. It is also obvious from the many photo sharing web sites, … Continue reading

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