Going through old photos, I found this one – dated almost four years ago. Up to that point, our home was pretty much pink-free, and I remember how overwhelmed I was by all that pinkness we received in presents from friends and relatives.
After out-growing baby clothes, she was wearing clothes we picked for her (therefore not pink), but reaching the age of 3.5 it has returned in all its glory, together with various shades of purple, hearts, stars, butterflies, flowers and glitter. One can only hope it’s a passing phase…
My blog has been shamefully neglected (but for excellent reasons!), so this is a good opportunity to publish a little something I had the pleasure to design recently: a birth announcement for a very cute baby born- congratz!
Dog delivering baby: ze Merle
Baby rock-n-roller: Oona Ira Firestone
Concept, Art direction and birth giver: Hillary Blake Firestone
Father and supporter: Jeroen Kimman
Graphic Design: Miritte Ben Yitzchak
I’ve been meaning to post these great posters for ages now, noticing them in our local French bakery, the Thai shop, and around the university, but didn’t get round to it, no time these days…
They were pretty mysterious, not giving much away at first, but slowly more information was revealed, and now there is another poster announcing the play showing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (although the latter is not as intriguing).
It advertises Holes:
Three conference organisers and a teenage girl are the sole survivors of a fatal plane crash on a remote tropical island. Written by Tom Basden and directed by Phillip Breen.
Secret seaside location. Transport provided (ooh, I am intrigued again!)
Running time: 3hrs 30mins
So there are four characters in the play, but I only saw two poster variations- have I missed the other two? and who designed these? the mystery continues!
I found the book ‘This Moose Belongs to Me’ by Oliver Jeffers in my local library, in the children books section. I borrowed it for my wee one, but actually wished it belonged to me…
The drawings are beautiful and rich, the text witty. What can I say- the perfect illustrated book!
Found this postcard when I visited Amsterdam last month:
Jewish kids at a TOZ (Society for Safeguarding the Health of the Jewish Population) summer camp, Grodno Poland, 1920s.
This photo can evoke all sorts of thoughts regarding the fate of these kids, but perhaps I will just leave them there to enjoy their vacation on a warm and sunny day in the forest.
Postcard from ‘Greetings from the ocean’s sweaty face: 100 McSweney’s postcards’, published by Chronicle Books. Courtesy of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research