Though an admirer of Louis le Brocquy’s paintings, I had never before come across the artist’s print-work. Throughout his life, le Brocquy collaborated with a number of Irish writers, including his friends Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney. After happening upon one of the artist’s most notable collaborations, le Brocquy’s lithographic brush drawings for Thomas Kinsella’s The Táin of 1969, I was immediately taken with the beautifully simplistic and calligraphic forms. The Táin includes one hundred and thirty-three black and white drawings detailing Ireland’s proto-historic past, printed on Swiftbrook Paper Mills, Co., reproduced by line block, printed by Dolmen Press, Dublin, limited edition of 1,750 copies.
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Ready for brisk Fall air, cozy knit sweaters and stockings, and cool weather comfort food (dying to try absolutely all of these recipes). Happy first day of Autumn everyone!
Happy New Year’s Eve! Whether you’ll be having a relaxing evening in, or a late night out, I hope you all enjoy the countdown to 2013 tonight!
As the wedding draws closer, I am becoming more and more thankful for the incredible friends and family that have so generously supported Andy & I throughout our engagement. I’ll be attending a bridal shower brunch tomorrow morning, put together by some lovely family friends, and can’t wait to celebrate with some wonderful women.
This week I received a surprise engagement gift in the mail, a Jenaer Glass Teapot, so thoughtfully chosen, and so perfectly reflective of my aesthetic taste & love of objects with a history. The gift-giver even included a history of the teapot in the card: “Wilhelm Wagenfeld design teapot, a design classic of the modern era, Bauhaus inspired. 1931 the design was brought to legendary Jenaer Glaswerk in Germany, by its principal Erich Schott. Wagenfeld was commissioned to design heat resistant glass products and this teapot, in 3 different sizes, and a central diffuser to strain the tea, was his first design for the firm.” I aspire to one day be able to put together such thoughtful gifts, as I know I will think of the giver, and the history of the design, every time I sit down for a cup of tea.