It’s the day after Mardi Gras and…
these photos of a modern day Cabinet of Curiosities published not too long ago in the Washington Post,
struck our attention.
Elizabeth Mayhew, who has written the article mentions, “One Parisian trend that has slowly been creeping into our own national aesthetic is an obsession with the natural world…They add visual interest to rooms, and they bring the outside in. However, such objects are a bland interpretation of what was recently on display at last month’s Maison & Objet
(the French equivalent to the U.S. design trade shows) and in the Paris flea markets.”
including butterflies, crustaceans, sea creatures, tortoiseshells….
We love it! And have been celebrating it for years!
Custom, removable designer butterfly wallcovering from Casart coverings
Casart starfish mural element
Read more here about the history of The Cabinet of Curiosities, which became very popular in the 17th century.
Domenico Remps, A Cabinet of Curiosity, 1690′s
And note previous posts…
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This is a special post and out of our ordinary way to post but once in a while something comes your way that you feel compelled to mention and since we love Vincent Van Gogh, we thought you’d want to know.
The Loving Vincent Van Gogh project on Kickstarter is worth your attention — if you love Van Gogh’s paintings.
We think it’s fitting to mention because they will be the backdrop for the first feature-length animated documentary on Vincent Van Gogh’s life — fully visualized and told by his paintings by Break Thru Films.
The project is by Hugh Welchman, the Oscar Award winner for his animated movie, Peter and the Wolf. The crowdsourcing campaign is seeking a £40,000 goal (about $66,619.76) to
“…allow us to train 40 painters who will then be able to work on the film, bringing the paintings and life of Vincent Van Gogh to swirling life on the big screen!”
At this writing, the project has 229 backers, and is 51% backed with 22 days to go.
Get on board if you Love Art and Vincent Van Gogh!