A dear friend of mine who lived with us in Dar and has since moved to Mexico gave me this from her beautiful collection of Chinese kites that she aquired working as a librarian in China. This long guy hangs over my head every day where I work.
These tiles are ubiquitous in Stone Town. They normally reclaim them from discarded furniture and then sell them by the piece. I really, really love the crumbly, old paper on the back of the glass, A lot of people use the tiles to make wooden benches and decorate the back CONTINUE >
I pulled this from a telephone pole in Koh Tao, Thailand one summer and have had it framed in my house ever since. I love everything about it, from its philosophy to the way the words are spelt. I hope Baptifuli is still sailing.
All of the folkart I collected in Newfoundland expresses a shared bouyancy and innocence that I find connected to the soul of the region where we stayed a summer. This little print embodies the bright, happy green and blue that is Newfoundland in summer. Most of the local houses are CONTINUE >