Amsterdam, Day 4

I made the most of my last morning in Amsterdam. I got up early, said goodbye to Joseph’s goldfish and Meneer De Reiger (the heron who visits his garden on a regular basis) and headed into town with Joseph when he went to work. After that I got a coffee and drank it on the … Continue reading

Pulp Book Covers

They don’t make ’em like this anymore.

The Age of Feminine Drawing

Book review: The Age of Feminine Drawing (AllRightsReserved Ltd.) Illustration is back. After a decade spent hiding in the shadow of fashion photography, drawings inspired by fashion and its most illustrious muse – the feminine form – are returning to the fore. Often inspired by Japan and the Far East, the new wave of fashion … Continue reading

Snakes and Earrings

Book review: Snakes and Earrings – Hitomi Kaneraha (Dutton Books) Teenage angst is the source of innumerable creative outpourings, for better or – more frequently – for worse. As a young author, Hitomi Kanehara has succeeded in that most difficult of tasks: being taken seriously. As far as one can get from the dreary college … Continue reading