Anyone who knows me knows that I love Pigs. The above photo shows just a small section of a wall sculpture called Piggies #69 from artist Seunghwui-Koo, which I spotted in the both for Paris-based Singulart Gallery at the recent Affordable Art Fair. According to the artist, the little pig figurines are symbolic of all people, with the bright colors and tiny patterns on each representing the many different kinds of people. Continue reading Piggies #69 By Seunghwui-Koo
One of the most popular artifacts at the Museum of the City of New York is the Dollhouse of Carrie Walter Stettheimer (1869–1944) which weaves together the fashion and style of New York’s Gilded Age in miniature form. Stettheimer (sister of artist Florine Stettheimer) worked on the 12-room dollhouse over the course of twenty-five years, from 1916 to 1935, creating many of the furnishings and decorations by hand.
Styles vary from room to room, yet the wallpapers, furniture, and fixtures are all characteristic of the period following World War I. The dollhouse is particularly notable for its original, miniaturized works crafted especially for Stettheimer by renowned avant-garde artists of the 1920s, including a 3-inch version of Nude Descending a Staircase by Marcel Duchamp. From the Limoges vases in the chintz bedroom to the crystal-trimmed candelabra in the salon, Stettheimer infused her artistic sensibility into every detail of the house. The dollhouse measures approximately 28 inches tall, 50 inches long, and 35 inches wide.
Take a video tour of the Stettheimer Dollhouse, where this Pink Bathroom can be seen at 1 minute 13 second mark, at This Link!
Does anyone know what kind of car this is? My friend Sue took the above photo of it while she was idling at an intersection somewhere in suburban San Diego. I put it into a Google Image Search but could not find any car that looked even remotely like it. It is pretty cool, don’t you think? To me, this tiny red, pod-shaped car looks a little bit like a fancy shoe! I bet it gets excellent mileage!
Happy Valentines Day! I will “celebrate” this day by posting pictures of Heart-Shaped Things!