Magpie

See here for a collection of stuff that looks interesting.

The Magic Carpet Flight Manual http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/09/100923_magic_carpet_flight_manual.shtml

Online archive photos of  Ireland 18th – early 20th Century National Library of Ireland.  The Clarke Collection, images of social history http://www.nli.ie/en/udlist/photographs-collections.aspx?article=b7c2ce88-dfcd-41d1-89e8-2a7be9a3cea0 and the Ephemera Collection, old posters, advertisements & historic documents http://www.nli.ie/en/list/latest-news.aspx?article=bc201697-3118-4e32-b2ca-a0c2023700a5  All available to view online. A stunning resource.

Young Chinese Artists Forge Connections with an Online Gallery http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10651780 home page http://edge.neocha.com/neochacom/ ‘Neocha.com is an online community and social network dedicated to China’s creative community. It’s the leading online destination for the discovery of original music, art, events, and goods among China’s creative class’.

Sean Naftel’s Ticket Booth & Popcorn Stand 

ticket 1   ticket 2

http://monstertruck.ie/blog/?page_id=3089

Oatfield Sweets Art Project – ‘Sweet Fantastic’ . A wonderful children and community art work – inspired.

http://www.ballyrainens.ie/Archive/2008-2009/Sweet%20Fantastic.htm

Spot the Artwork……  

 
 

 

Street Art

Street Art Dublin

 

Spotted in Dublin city centre in April – artwork on an otherwise derelict street.

Poetry by Eriko.

From the article http://www.thepost.ie/story/text/eyqlidojcw/ –  And below an excerpt:

” from the Japanese writer Eriko Tsugawa-Madden, which opens:

I learned to count when I was four.

I counted dead fisherman

Lined up on the sandy shore

Covered with straw mats.

Ichi..Ni..San..Shi . . .

Though not literally about the immigrant experience, his [sic: should be ‘her’!]  poem Typhoon is about the world we can all inhabit in our imaginations, and evinces a commendably outward view:

I could count big numbers.

Pity there were only four.

I counted them

Like the shadows of fencepost

I used to pass on the sandy hill. ”

Report by Gerald Dawe in the Sunday Business Post last weekend about the book ‘Landing places’.”

 

Eggs

Eggs

Turns out different breeds of hen produce different coloured shells!

BANSKY ONLINE: article about new film of Bansky Working.

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article7041167.ece  – From The Sunday Times, February 28, 2010

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