Monthly Archives: August 2013

perfume bottles

I have been off my blogging  game ! I do post copiously on Facebook.  It’s quick, the immediacy I love ! (Visit us, like us !) I will make more of an effort here though because it matters to our … Continue reading

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not monosyllabic

I’m on a mission of sorts against ‘monosyllabic’, especially all-white, minimalist interiors.  They are not only boring, and unnervingly ubiquitous, they are berefit of soul.  On the weekend we looked at an apartment.  Should we down-size, we’re thinking ? But, … Continue reading

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the whole endeavour…

Nature is never spent…Gerard Manley Hopkins

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tang ?

Tang?  Maybe, I think so.  I do wish that there was a good reference book on the periods of Chinese art.  I have picked up a number of books when I’ve been in China but there’s a problem and it … Continue reading

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head of a man

This appeared in The Australian today – a painting held at the National Gallery of Victoria and thought, intermittently, to be a portrait by Van Gogh. If it is, it’s $5m.  If it’s not, well, what is it worth ? … Continue reading

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