Too Many Ideas - Archive for April, 2014

Nearly Wordless Wednesday 28

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Nearly Wordless Wednesday 27

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Bronze Age Pocket Junk

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

I’ve incorporated this blog post into a new page on Pocket Junk.

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday 26

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Hello My Name is Paul Smith at the Design Museum

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum has been running for a while and will be on till June.  As retrospectives of the work of designers go its good but the balance is a bit process heavy. The entrance is through a minimalist reconstruction of Smith’s first shop.  Following the exhibition round clockwise we […]

Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight at the British Library

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

This free exhibition at the British Library looks at the art and science of infographics. Rather than taking a very broad approach, cherry picking a few examples from every branch of science it focuses on three main areas: health, biology and meteorology.  Each features both historically important examples and modern works.  John Snow’s On the […]

Is that a TARDIS in A Bird’s Eye View of the Bank of England

Friday, April 4th, 2014

If you take a look at Joseph Michael Gandy’s painting A Bird’s Eye View of the Bank of England (1830) there is a small blue box towards the bottom right hand corner.  Is it the TARDIS?  Is this a late April Fool by the BBC and Tate Britain? Here’s a blow up of the corner. […]

Nearly Wordless Wednesday 25: The Return

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

After a short break Nearly Wordless Wednesday Returns… This shot was pretty much a happy accident – other than cropping it and changing to black and white. I’d left camera in a special mode I rarely use last year so after a 4 second delay it auto shot a dozen pictures. This is the only […]

Ruin Lust at Tate Britain

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Ruin Lust seemed like an interesting concept for an exhibition – a survey of art focusing on ruins.  It’s an interesting exhibition looking at ruins in painting, drawing and photography along with (to a lesser degree) film, sculpture and literature.  The variety of ruins featured runs from castles to abbeys to imagined vistas of destroyed […]

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