Friday, July 21, 2017

featured animation

This week's pick is the Oscar nominated film, Song of the Sea - a spellbinding ale bursting with magic, humor, and heart.

This animated feature film follows the story of a 10-year-old Irish boy named Ben (David Rawle) who discovers that his mute sister Saoirse, whom he blames for the apparent death of his mother, is a selkie who has to free faerie creatures from the Celtic goddess Macha.

Directed and co-produced by Tomm Moore.

The original music for the film was composed by Bruno Coulais, in collaboration with the Irish group, Kíla. The film also features songs by Nolwenn Leroy. A soundtrack album, consisting of 25 songs from the film, was released digitally on 9 December 2014, by Decca Records.

May this inspire and ignite more magic in us all!

Friday, July 14, 2017

charting hell

This post is not about the road to hell, paved with good intentions or otherwise.

Neither is it a commentary on our current state of affairs worldwide, hellacious as many of our world leaders have turned into. 

No. No No. No. 

Here we pay homage to all the charts created throughout the ages to map Dante's individual circles of Hell. 

Presented via Atlas Obscura - a tortured topography of torment by some of our world renowned artists . 

Michelangelo Caetani's cross-section of Hell, 1855

Friday, July 7, 2017

summer in NYC

For those stuck in this city's summer heat, there's still a lot going on to entice us. 

A regular favorite of ours here at wonder | wander | world is a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

staking out territory

History is largely written by the winners. When realities are told only in part or from a limited presentation it can skew our history and misdirect what we believe. Later much more time and resources are spent trying to piece together the facts and present them with more balance.

After five years of negotiations, government officials presented this map,
showing the boundary lines between the British colonies and
the country of the Six Nations and the Southern Indians,
to the King of England, in 1768. NATIONAL ARCHIVES UK

This has been made almost impossible with lives lost and inaccuracies perpetuated to "clean up" our past. Improvement can be relative as well. Have we really come so far from those days and what ruled us then? 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

summer reads

On the NYC subway, they posted a sign that advertises their library. How cool is that? 

On the C Train, NYC

Here at wonder | wander | world we compiled our own summer reading list for you too. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

paving paradise

The Museum of the City of New York's online collection reveals what the city looked like at the time.

The series, "The Greatest Grid," features illustrations and photos of New York City's former rolling hills, which were later demolished to create a flat street scape.

Take a look at the city's transformation.

Sheep grazed on west Central Park's Sheep Meadow from the 1860s until 1934, when they were moved to Brooklyn's Prospect Park and later to a farm in the Catskill Mountains.

Friday, June 9, 2017

MORE art from Mahala

Perpetuating our own productivity, this week's wonder | wander | world post features more of Mahala's artistic illustrations.

A recent trip to Venice was the inspirations for these fashion illustrations revolving around the Moretta, or 'mute servant' mask - a Venetian ladies' mask held on by gripping a button between the teeth, rendering the wearer silent.

The second set features some italic practice with dip pens and Diamine inks, using forms by Gaye Godfrey-Nicholls.

Enjoy! May these spark on more inspiration, feeding more projects.