- 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
BROOKS Valentines. Handmade Victorian valentines, dating from the late
19th century and the early part of the 20th century.
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.
"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.
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.
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!
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!
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).
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).
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
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.
- A Swedish web magazine on the arts, literature, photography, music and
"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).
Posters - Japanese posters of classic Hollywood & European movies.
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
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.
From A's for Advertising Cover thru Z is for Zeppelin Post.
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.
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.
Friday, May 16, 2003 20 top ways to fill time and avoid boredom
Geezer. I go with "You need never be bored and alone with the
internet" suggestion but I enjoyed reading the whole list.
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 art.com 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.
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
1910 Hurley electric washing machine was issued to Alva J. Fisher in 1908.
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.
- Learn about Japanese etiquette in three chapters: Make BusinessVisit 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
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!
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.
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.
Akorzekwa says "The easiest way to change your looks is to
stand up straight and smile".
"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.