I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are…
Sergeant John Slack drew this cartoon in Staff Nurse Donnelly’s autograph book during his stay at the Pavilion Military Hospital. He was one of the many amputees who were treated at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. The patients were also prepared for civilian life and were able to retrain at Queen Mary’s Workshops so that they could find employment despite their disability.Before the war John had been a cotton operative in Stockport, but the loss of his right arm prevented him from returning to his previous employment. After his time at the Royal Pavilion, he expressed a desire to study illustration and design when he was discharged. The drawing displays the bittersweet humour of patients at the hospital.The autograph book is on display at Brighton Museum in the current exhibition ‘War Stories: Voices from the First World War’.Image reproduced by the kind permission of Mrs Jean Major
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There are lakes everywhere in Minnesota and now one of them has a floating library.
Thanks to Sarah Peters the contraption above is open for business on Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. Designed by Molly Reichert the 8 foot structure will hold upwards of 80 books for water travelers to peruse and check out.
Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, rowboats, or even inner tubes are invited to paddle up to the Library and browse the shelves from inside their watercraft. The library has both circulating and reference collections of artists’ books contributed by artists nationwide. A staff of friendly floating librarians facilitate the check out process and make reading suggestions
There are even drop off boxes on the shore to return the books.
About the project, Peters told the Minneapolis Star Tribune “Art books are not a widely known art form..And so there’s an element of delight and surprise. First of all, canoeing along and coming across a library. And then having it stocked with books that are totally unique. It’s like this double whammy of inventiveness. It can expand people’s ideas of what art is.”
True enough but it could also ruin a lot of those unique books. Granted one cannot enter the library but the confluence of books and water rarely ends well.
Perhaps a shore-based library by the landing dock could have achieved the goal of exposing people to the pleasures of book arts and artists books without the high risk. But then again maybe the reward is in the risk.
Story at the Star Tribune: The land of 10,000 lakes now has a floating library
h/t Shelf Awareness
This is so cool. Would defiantly check out a floating bookshop. Although, it does sound a little dangerous for the books!
but aren’t these the same garden??….?
I love Michelle Gomez! She was hilarious in Green Wing.
When they were casting a new Doctor after David Tennant left, I hoped they’d choose her instead of another man (or her Green Wing colleague Paterson Joseph, instead of another white guy).