Project Five Street Art.

Alex Lehours in his Northmead garage-slash-studio. Photo: Gene Ramirez. Alex will participate in Project Five, an annual urban art event which started in 2009. “Street art invites a wider audience, it becomes more than just your work. It becomes something the public can appreciate and enjoy. – Alex Lehours” ‘‘I’ve been really excited to be […]

‘Surreal Homes’ by Matthias Jung.

On the way to Kamtchatka “As a child, I made a collage that looked quite similar. I love sheep. Having sheep on the roof symbolises reconciliation with nature.” German graphic designer Matthias Jung first constructed “surreal homes” as a boy, using scissors and glue in his father’s photo lab. Land of evening “The ‘balloon’ in […]

A Christmas Yarn for the Tightarses.

It Could only happen in Scotland… An old man in Scotland calls his son in London the day before Christmas Eve and says, “I hate to ruin your day son but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.” “Dad, what are you talking about?” […]

Queen Charlotte introduced the Christmas Tree to Britain in 1800.

For some years it was assumed that Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort had introduced the Christmas Tree into Great Britain. However, that honour rightfully belongs to Queen Charlotte, the German born wife of George III in December of 1800. That year Queen Charlotte planned to hold a large Christmas party for the children of all […]

A Christmas Gift List in 1948 looks strange in 2018.

Take a look at Macy’s best-selling holiday gifts of 1948—which LIFE compiled, along with the number of each item sold and at what price—and it’s immediately apparent that things have changed since then. For starters, the gifts then skewed more toward the practical. Such everyday items as a pair of nylons or a ballpoint pen, […]

Art by Lea Bradovich.

I stumbled across the artwork of Lea Bradovich last month, and was knocked out. Insects merged with the sumptuous details of Botticelli and other Renaissance painters! What was the inspiration for this fascinating work? I talked to Bradovich about the motivation for her insect and bird paintings, which she’s been creating since 2004. She’s a […]

Underwater Scenes of Giordano.

by Laura Collinson Neko Dream is a series of acrylic paintings on wood board by illustration artist Philip Giordano. The surreal scenes feature dreamlike characters in the setting of an underwater forest, enjoying a cup of tea and one another’s company. The images were exhibited at the Pinpoint Gallery in Omotensando, Tokyo. You can see […]

The Work of the Artist THOMS.

A new selection of funny and twisted street art creations by the Italian artist Mr. THOMS, including his last two pieces, dedicated to selfies and addiction to Facebook. We already talked about his work with “One Man Band – The Street Art by Mister Thoms“. via 21 new street art creations by Mr. THOMS | […]

‘Lollies from the Good Old Days.’

by Bob Byrne, I remember Columbines that came in a long blue packet and each lolly was individually wrapped in a blue silver paper. Jaffas (See Image Above) were made by a company called Sweetacres and came in a cardboard box. They were ideal for rolling down the aisle of the local picture theatre during […]

Treating Coulrophobia: The fear of Clowns.

Clowns line up during the 22nd Latin American clown convention at Revolución monument, Mexico. Image Credit: Photograph by Edgard Garrido/Reuters. In order to be able to treat coulrophobia, one needs to analyze what is the origin of clown phobia: • Is it the fear of unknown? • The fact that behind the smiley face there […]