December 25, 2007

Good inking brushes

Raphael Kolinsky Red Sable 8404 #2, #3.
Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes #1, #2.

December 24, 2007

Anna Maxwell Martin

Anna Maxwell Martin - British actreess
Played Esther Summerson in Bleak House (which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress) She has also won critical acclaim as Lyra in Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre.

December 23, 2007

Yma Sumac

In 1950, at the dawn of an era of musical exotica, Yma Sumac entered the scene. She was a diva from the Andes with a four-vocal octave range, an unrelenting trill, and great looks, and she became an overnight sensation. Within years of her debut LP, Voice of the Xtabay, Sumac recorded more concept albums, starred in a Broadway musical (Flahooley), and appeared onscreen with Charlton Heston in 1954's Secret of the Incas. Truth be told, exotica music's popularity was short-lived (only to resurface again with the '90s lounge culture), and many would claim Yma Sumac was merely American housewife Amy Camus spelling her name backwards. No matter. This is still great, hilarious music unlike any other. (Amazon)

December 21, 2007

December 20, 2007

December 19, 2007

Shigeru Komatsuzaki

Shigeru Komatsuzaki - Japanese artist For Tamiya models
Shigeru Komatsuzaki produced over a thousand pieces of art during the golden age (1960-70's ) of japanese toys and models. Komatsuzaki's career spanned from the 40's thru the 90's , and his dynamic images graced Bullmark packaging, picture books and model kit boxes.

Roy Cross - airfix box cover artist

December 5, 2007

Kuretake or Kaimei brush nib fountain pen

Kuretake or Kaimei brush nib fountain pen

HP Photosmart Pro B9180

top end printer
HP Photosmart Pro B9180