I've just read that an enormous cobalt blue cockeral by German artist Katharina Fritsch has been chosen as the sculpture for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth Commission. It was unveiled this morning/ afternoon by London's Lord Mayor Boris Johnson. I think it's very striking, don't you? I love the blue contrasted against the grey stonework of the monuments and buildings of Trafalgar Square. You can watch a video of the unveiling here.
Top image from here. Second image from here and image of the artist and a model of her sculpture form here.
Peggy Moffitt, as you may recall, was a hugely successful model in the 60s. She was famous for her distinctive makeup and Vidal Sassoon five point pageboy bob. Anyway, I recently discovered she was also the star of a children's book published in 1968 called Pretty Pretty Peggy Moffitt. You can read more about the book here. I think it would be quite the must-have item for any self respecting fashionista!
Two Wood Nymphs sit patiently in a clearing waiting for spring to arrive. As an aside, did you know that there are five types of nymphs? In Greek mythology there are Celestial Nymphs, Water Nymphs, Land Nymphs, Plant Nymphs and Underworld Nymphs. As these two are Wood Nymphs, they would be more specifically called Dryads - or the female spirit of oak trees.
Underneath the two nymphs is my New York Doll. And although she has a fine looking beehive, she is not to be confused with fellow New Yorkers and lovers of grand hairstyles: The New York Dolls. The latter being a completely different kettle of fish altogether.
Did you know it's the Tour de France's 100th anniversary? I've always meant to watch it, but somehow have never quite managed it. However, I did stumble across some cats that I thought obviously follow the race very closely. For more cat action see artist Jamie Shelman's Etsy shop.
I know I'm a bit behind the eight ball here, but I've just recently discovered the marvelous House of Cards. I remember hearing about how terrific it was a few months ago, but I had no idea just how good it was! Have you seen it?
It's a political thriller/ drama loosely based on a mini series from Britain of the same name, which incidentally was very good telly too. It is a story of political revenge exacted by Democrat and House Majority Whip Francis Underwood. It stars Kevin Spacey as Underwood in what can only be described as his finest hour.
Produced by one of my favourite directors, it's incredibly gripping, very attractive to look at and totally addictive! I've nearly finished it, but I feel I could immediately watch all 13 episodes again as there's just so much detail in it!
This is Cassandra and Paul who are very partial to evenings spent in front of the telly watching good quality detective stories. Paul, as you can imagine, has lots of nick names including Pauly, Paul Paws and Mr. Paul. Sometimes he is even known as My Little Lion!