Our (Well, the Brits') Paintings

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9 comments

The BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation have partnered up to give the world access to all of the great paintings in the museums around the UK. So far there are 110,000 photographed and up on the Your Paintings site. It's remarkably fun stuff - and a great resource if you're looking for images of powerful men staring off to the left (or pretending to)...or folky boats...or manor houses.

(Above: Carshalton House, Carshalton Surrey by Thomas John R. Winn)

Carnation by A.V. Yallop

The Manor House, Creswells by Hendrick Danckerts

General John Adam Tytler, VC, CB (1825-1880). Artist unknown.

A Huntsman by Helen D. Kiddal

Portrait of a Naval Officer by Charles Julian Tharp

Mappercombe Manor House, Dorset from the British School

Supporter LT119 by George Race

The Champion by George Race

Brigadier General Sir F.G. Guggisberg by Frederick Gordon Guggisberg
I'm Alive!!!!! (and Tweeting, but Definitely Not Blogging...as I Should Be))

Monday, February 20, 2012 1 comment

Before, there was just this puppy to nurture...but there's a whole new litter. Twitter! Instagram! Tumblr! Facebook (kinda)! Vimeo (rarely)! I've clearly been kinder to the younger pups and let this sleeping dog, well, sleep. Not good. 

That said, the offspring are kinda flourishing. Porter and I love the Hovey Design Tumblr page (below) so much, that we've transformed our apartment to look just like it (it's refreshing and beautiful...and almost finished).  We've also got some very very cool decorating projects underway and I'm really, really proud of the book so far.

Of course these are all just excuses for being a terrible blogger! 

I will post something legitimate later today, but wanted to show some love to the mothership (and all her offspring - which look quite nice when viewed via Flipboard, i.e. top and bottom shots).