Thursday, 9 March 2017

A Eurasian dog and a local cat

Yesterday, I shot these portraits of a Eurasian dog and a local cat:

The Rubber Soul album by The Beatles

Rubber Soul is one of my favourite classic Beatles albums. The LP record, which was released in 1965, has a great cover portrait of the Beatles by photographer Robert Freeman:  

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The windsurfing season has been opened

It was still rather chilly today, but that did not prevent one of Hittarps elite surfers from
opening the 2017 windsurfing season ... :-)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Aalto bowl

The classic Alvar Aalto bowl with a couple of small spring Crocuses ... :-)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Aalto vase and bowls

Finnish design icons:

Here is some additional info by Iittala:
"In 1936, Alvar Aalto’s series of glass vases won first prize in the 1936 Karhula-Iittala Glass Design Competition. Compared to the decorative objects of the time, the simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement. Inspired by waves (“aalto” in Finnish) in the water, the vase is a symbol of Finnish design and one of the most famous glass objects in the world.
Each in every vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection continues to be mouth blown at the Iittala factory and comes in a wide range of colors and sizes. The Collection is a staple of modern Scandinavian design and Iittala’s most iconic series. Additional items inspired by Aalto and created by Pentagon Design such as steel bowls, wooden platters and votives can also be found in the Alvar Aalto Collection."  

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The 1977 Folio Society edition of The Lord of the Rings

The 1977 Folio Society edition of J.R.R. Tolkien´s fantasy novel "The Lord of the Rings" is in my opinion unsurpassed in beauty. I hope you like the photos I shot this morning. One of the pics also includes "The Simillarion", which is not a part of the ring trilogy.