Saturday, May 31, 2003


Alaska's Totem Poles (via Internet Weekly Report)

"10 reasons why when you make Chinese food it doesn't taste good" - Very good tips given by Chinese American Princess

I didn’t brush my hair today.
I didn’t make the bed.
I didn’t cook or clean today.
What did I do? I blogged!"
There's more.... by Mom. On the Alert

I love to read articles about weblogs. What Makes A Weblog A Weblog. (via MilkandCookies).

Candy-Dresses - BUBBLICIOUS™. The skirt is made from the outer packaging of each gum pack and the shirt is made from each individually packaged piece of gum. (via amberglow).

The Rain's Vintage Erotica Gallery (via Idle Type)

 ilana | 08:09 | link |

Friday, May 30, 2003

Personal Photo Album of Sgt. Donald Goodwin, E-Co., 2nd Bn, 5th Reg, 1st Div - The War Page - Vietnam

Throughout the ages, it has been observed that man's desire to personalize an object or make it unique is often magnified by the stress of war.
Nose Art

International Poster Gallery - Vintage & modern posters from around the globe

Oak and New Chambers Streets, New York City. 1935 Artist: BERENICE ABBOTT - One of the greatest photographers of the twentieth- century and one of the greatest women artists. The Old Print Shop.


Cigar Box Lables

ilana | 18:07 | link |

Thursday, May 29, 2003

The Postcard Album at Lady Typwriter  (via Plep's link to The First Typwriter)... and while we're on the subject - 

Here's one I picked up at a flea market  :-)

Carl Barks - The "Good" Duck Artist - The genius behind the creation of "Scrooge McDuck", and the man who drew the comic book adventures of Donald Duck, his nephews, and Uncle Scrooge back in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

TWIN BROOKS Valentines. Handmade Victorian valentines, dating from the late 19th century and the early part of the 20th century.

Political Caricatures of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

ilana | 17:05

An online collection of 19th Century articles, illustrations, and Victorian fashions taken directly from the 19th Century magazine, Harper's Bazar. 
HARPER'S BAZAR was a major American fashion magazine with its first publication on November 2, 1867. 

The Fly Girl from the Freakshow in My Pocket (via indigoblog).

Peanuts: A Comic Book History - A fascinating in-depth study of the comic book version of the all-time favorite Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz.

Scott Radke  (via solipsistic)


ilana | 07:10 | link |

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Curtis Publishing "The Art of Licensing" - Image Galleries of magazine covers - The Country Gentleman Gallery - The oldest agricultural magazine in the world and Saturday Evening Post from the 1900's till the 1950's.

From the Lunch Box Pad - LBP ScrapBook - A vast archive-- containing sales flyers, magazine ads, and catalogs from the major lunch box manufacturers. In short, a history of box advertising.

If collecting records is compared to collecting stamps then 45s are the definitives. Indeed, it was the 45 r.p.m record that helped the music industry define popular music culture. Classic UK 45s.

Stooge History in Comics at StoogeWorld - The most informative Three Stooges Collectible Site on the World Wide Web,  says Kevin Pentecost.

ilana | 07:11 | link |

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Tim Tomkinson  Illustration


The Mascot Gallery at Pierre's Costomes and Mascots.


Biro-Web (made with pens) and his complete story of life on earth. all true (via solipsistic).

ilana | 22:00 

Whimsyload - The Website of artist Rodney Alan Greenblat and the Center for Advanced Whimsky.

I arrived at the site through his Art of the Day Archive - Wonderful!

ilana | 18:08

San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge was completed and opened to pedestrian traffic on May 27, 1937 - Today in History.

On this day in 1960, the Ice Age returned to Oregon - On This Day in Oregon.

a handbill from the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. The dates were May 27, 28 and 29, 1966 from The Velvet Underground Collection - Andy Warhol and related artists.

ilana | 08:00 | link |

Monday, May 26, 2003

Miss Gertie Millar - Actors from the Golden Age of Theatre.

Also visit - Performing Arts in America 1875-1923 (tip from Gary) at the New York Public Library.

"Many of us seek the extraordinary. That magic, precious moment of heightened awareness, of total oneness with the All, of transcendence. It will never happen :-)"... Ramana Maharshi and others at ease (also via TFS Reluctant - Hi Gary!).

The Photography of Diane Arbus
"Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats." - Diane Arbus - via ali (in Hebrew) who made me curious about Diane Arbus and her photography.

ilana | 06:40 | link |

Sunday, May 25, 2003

Good Morning! 
Love these little icons from About Font (via squidfingers via  banneshee).

Thank you Travelers Diagram for mentioning my blog and thanks to everyone who is linking to my renewed blog and sending traffic my way. Special thanks to iconomy -  just so you'll know, I made a big deal about it in my Hebrew blog when you mentioned my blog and I very much appreciate your kind words.

Johanna's Art - Mystical Photo-Realistic Artwork. She also does unique Portraits (via Plep)

ilana | 08:07 | link |

Marilyn Radzat - believes in Enchantment in her highest form. Not as an escape from reality, but as a window into what is possible in that fertile and complex world of imagination.

Also visit King's Court Creations - Lots of fun! Loved the Character Dolls Gallery and the way they did their Links section... Oh, and there's Chomick & Meder & links!

Actually, I was trying to find Creager Studios -  I visited the site a long time ago and was truly impressed but I forgot to bookmark it. I was just about to give up following the links when ops... it luckily turned up!

ilana | 20:25 | link |

I'm having a tough time keeping up with all the wonderful sites out there - they simply don't end and my son is nagging me about lunch. gotta go!

Barber Shop Signs - a collection of painted signboards from barber shops and hair-dressers in Ghana, Mali, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Togo at Indigo Arts - celebrating color, texture, and the boundless creativity of the human spirit. (via obliterated).

Dutch Gum Cards - From the late forties to the early seventies trading cards were popular in Holland. Most of them pictured Hollywood stars and the vast majority was packed with chewing gum of different brands. (via scrubbles).

Embroidered Female Merit Badges by Mary Yaeger who says: "My female merit badges illustrate female "rites of passage" as well as the myriad physical manipulations women undergo to achieve cultural ideals of beauty". (via  Geisha asobi blog)

"Strolling is the Gastronomy of the Eye" H. de Balzac

Ruavista's magazine  invites you to a graphic strolling through the streets of Hong Kong, Paris, São Paulo, Brussels, Strasburg and Macau. (via artnotes).

I haven't left the site for HOURS!

Spiritual Needs? Mildred's House of Signags  
(via Ruavista)

ilana | 12:23 | link |

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Blue Danielle - Wow! Don't miss this! (thanks Tudy)

ilana | 15:41 | link |

My weekend begins on Thursday so I shouldn't really complain about my job but there's so many things I have to get done today, so much bureaucracy to deal with regarding the accident I had at work and the papers I have to obtain in order to receive full pay and return of expenses for the month I was absent - never mind  that  every other day the whole country is on strike! it's really a pain. 

Kraus99 - A Swedish web magazine on the arts, literature, photography, music and other subjects.


"With so many self-publishing reporters out there, some say they feel a need to watch themselves, for fear that casual comments made to friends might make tomorrow morning's entry" - Dating A Blogger, Reading All About It - "It's like all your friends are reporters now. (Thanks Or).

Movie Posters - Japanese posters of classic Hollywood & European movies.

Streamlined - Vintage Art Deco Poster Prints.

Old Orient Pin-Up Galleryat the Old Orient Galerie Of Chinese & Japanese Vintage Poster Art SHANGHAI, CHINA of the 1920's and 1930's was a metropolis so completely modern it was known as "The Paris Of The East".  Little is left of that bygone world  today, but its memory lives on in the incredible legacy of commercial artwork left behind.

Woman of Out Times - A photographic celebration of seventy-five of the most creative, humane, controversial, witty, brave, beautiful, and inspirational women of the twentieth century. (via Ten Cool Sites)


Soaps 1920s - A 1921 Palmolive Ad - "Washing for Beauty"  from scriptorium


ilana | 09:47 | link |

Monday, May 19, 2003
I'm getting used to being back at work, actually I'm not really liking it and after being away for a while it is becoming more clear to me but what can I do? I Got to make a living don't I? and these days in Israel when so many people are out of a job - it's not the time to complain and I'll just have to make the best of what I've got.

John Wayne Posters 
1927 - 1976

Just Kids Nostalgia - Pop-culture collectibles - Movie posters, toys, games, premiums, pin back buttons, gum cards, records, photographs, magazines and action figures.

Word Games - Tons of them!

Image & Sentiment


Russian Sunbirds
Unique & Exquisite Russian Lacquer Art.

Norman Rockwell Figurines by Islandia - The Runaway.

Vintage Views - A beautiful site! A vintage postcard collection with a focus on Architecture, History and Science.

That's all for now, I'm off to my group meeting :-)

ilana | 17:07 | link |

Saturday, May 17, 2003
I'm having a good time on the internet today. I found a wonderful collection of very interesting sites and I'm totally enjoying myself.

Dachshund Early Comics - A History of Picture Stories : Over 200 scrolldown pages of comics, or comics-related illustration, dating from 300 A.D. to 1929. 

Also visit Andy's  - Evolution of Speechballoons - great stuff!

alphabetilately: From A's for Advertising Cover thru Z is for Zeppelin Post.

Trains on U.S stamps and postal stationery. For at least the latter half of the nineteenth century, the history of America was the history of its railroads - no other vehicle epitomizes more the United State's development as a Nation in that era.

Sustaining the Offensive
France, 1918
- U.S Army Center of Military History (Artwork & Photographs).

Modern Mystical Adornment - Elaborate or simple, designs on the hands and feet call attention to one's gestures and movements and permeate one's being with an exotic sophistication.
The "Henna"  is also a traditional ceremony celebrated by Moroccan Jews prior to the wedding ceremony during which the palm of the guests are anointed with a unique Henna smear.

ilana | 11:20 | link |

Friday, May 16, 2003
20 top ways to fill time and avoid boredom by Diamond Geezer. I go with "You need never be bored and alone with the internet" suggestion but I enjoyed reading the whole list.

The Philadelphia Print Shop
From 1868 until February 5, 1914, Vanity Fair, a weekly magazine of social, literary and political content, was published to the delight of Victorian and later, Edwardian England. Most popular of its features were the wonderful full page caricatures of famous men and women of the day. - I can spend the whole day in and I'm surprised that I've never been there before - fabulous site!

Nice illustrations of the famous Kings & Queens of England  by Poge de Almcida.

Antique Washing Machines - In Grandmother's estimation, if there was a perfume called "scent of satisfaction, "its fragrance would be that of a huge pile of just-finished laundry! The patent for 1910 Hurley electric washing machine was issued to Alva J. Fisher  in 1908.

ilana | 17:45 | link |

from the Murray Cards - One of the earliest British cigarette card issues. 
The Seven Ages of Man The stages of life from birth to old age.

how-to-bow - Learn about Japanese etiquette in three chapters: Make Business Visit home and have a drink. Have fun and be eager to learn.

In Japan, women’s fashion, like makeup, continues to evolve, reflecting the moods of the times. Face to Face - Shiseido and the manufacture of beauty 1900 - 2000 Hiroko Suehiro (in the picture) age 16, became the first Miss Japan in 1908.

DecoOrient's Vintage Chinese Posters - The Xie Zhiguang Galley - Year: 1930  Theme: Family. (via muxway).

ilana | 10:54 | link |

Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Today was my first day back at work after a long sick leave. I had a Torn Meniscus which happened to me at work last month. I was sitting at my desk typing and when I tried to stand up I couldn't - I had a 'locked knee' -  that's the term they used to describe my situation when I arrived at the hospital. I'm feeling much better now after the mini surgery I've had performed on my knee and although I wasn't really that enthusiastic about going back to work, the time did come and I can happily say that I received a very warn welcome when I arrived there this morning and kisses too!

Yasmina's Joy of Belly Dancing - Vintage Belly Dance Photos, prints, engravings and postcards from the 1800's to the 1970's and everything there is to know about the art of belly Dancing.

Life in the West End Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Heritage, culture, urban gardens and beautiful old houses and buildings.

ilana | 22:26 | link |

Monday, May 12, 2003 
Hi! Changing the layout sure takes a lot of work. I couldn't even find time to eat today and my stomach is really bothering me. I'm going to go eat now but I'll be back, there are so many wonderful sites I want to share with you.

Cynthia Akorzekwa says "The easiest way to change your looks is to stand up straight and smile".

A treasure of a site... and a blog  and another blog!

"Yellow Journalism" - The Yellow Kid was the first successful comic strip character to achieve a popularity so great that he not only increased the sales of newspapers carrying him, but he was also the first to demonstrate that a comic strip character could be merchandised profitably.

A Collection of Collections - Peek into the minds of two compulsive collectors.  Take a look at Jack and Beverly's Postcards from the turn of the last century through today showing subjects with cameras.

A Girl and Her Crayons - After not having drawn anything for almost ten years, nikki rediscovered her moldy old set of crayons and started to doodle.

Summer Place - The galleries, The artwork, the family, the pets and the beautiful design. Enjoy!

Numeric Diary from TREZART - I love the  idea of posting something creative everyday and I love her art. Can't understand the French though!

ilana | 15:30 | link |

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