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M & M- massive sculptures + Nadar photgraphs,

Yesterday was a Museum Day in Florence: Established by Marino Marini whose wife was called Marina!!! Was it a deed poll marriage? Or did he seek her out? Anyway, a fantastic deconsecrated church setting: massive sculptures.

The Nadar exhibition was a special: great portraits and good seeing portraits of people who you knew (of)…. Dumas looks a laugh . .  Zola much less so . . Verne looks like a nice bloke… and Sarah Bernhardt is extremely sexy in a 19th century sort of way . .

It was tied in with other contemporary, or recent photographs: very inventive work by Aurore Valade, a young French woman.

And some lovely fashion photography from the 50’s 60’s . . including this beautiful shot of Judy Dent by Frank Horvat for Vogue.

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Worrying isn’t it?

So there I was browsing through ways of selling stuff on-line, and I came across this request…. for a painting of ‘Jesus cuddling a baby dinosaur’, along the lines of the photo attached.’

Certainly but first try on this jacket for size…..sorry? …. yes I know it’s unusual for the sleeves to be tied at the back like that  . . but you will get used to it…..

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Cans . . . . . .

I love these Sennheiser headphones: they sound great, and they’re comfortable: they store in two different ways…. they remind me of Space Invaders

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Il Giardino del Tarocchi

Built by American artist Niki de Saint Phalle, this is a stunning piece of art/architecture/fantasy, based on Tarot cards. It reminded me of a Roger Dean album cover come to life, and covered with mirrors. . . . but better . . . . .  www.NikideSaintPhalle.com

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Kitchen Utensils

I love this beast!! Glass jug that doesn’t gradually become opaque: easy to clean and decent electric motor! Juices and soups galore…….