— Musical Table

This art installation is a treat for the ears. Made by Japanese product designers Kyouei Design, it is a table of volume knobs, all connected to a tiny little music box. Each box plays one single note, the tempo being controlled by the knob it’s connected to. The result is a beautiful if slightly chaotic musical score.


Via Kyouei.

— The World Of Books

‘The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man, Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, nations perish, civilizations grow old and die out, and after an era of darkness new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on, still young, still fresh as the day they were written, still telling men’s hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead.’


Clarence Day

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— Far from The Madding Crowd

With Thomas Vinterberg’s retelling of Thomas Hardy’s Far from The Madding Crowd hitting theaters today, I thought it was a good excuse to look back at an earlier adaptation that spawned some memorable poster art.

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— Hotel Marlborough Cover

I can only assume that this is a beautiful menu cover for the Hotel Marlborough – hand painted in pretty watercolour, it looks pretty archaic. Just one of those things that appears online with no reference to its origin!

Via thestwrd.com

— The More Traditional Xmas

‘Waiting for Santa’ a 50s pin-up illustration by Gil Elvgren perhaps restores my Xmas offering to some more traditional space (and in doing so, atones for the sleaze of the previous image).

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