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.

Friday, June 2, 2017

plastic nibs

Ever wonder what to do with all the plastic water bottles piling up in our landfills and seeping into our oceans?

mountains of waste

Aside for packing them with more plastic and building your own earth house?

bullet proof, fire retardant, earthquake resistant

Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day weekend

In the US wonder |wander | world celebrates Memorial Day this weekend with inclement weather and storm alerts.

This year we cannot help but draw parallels between the bad weather and the turbulence of our times. All over the world it seems like things are blowing up and we have lost our grip on major fronts.

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May. On this day we honor the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War, this became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Stormy as this weekend may be we encourage all to carve out some peace for ourselves and share some loves as we hold our feasts and festivities with loved ones and strangers around the world.

This Memorial Day 2017, build good and long lasting memories we can all be proud of!

Friday, May 19, 2017

botanical illustrations

Our wonder | wander | world find for this week celebrates both the art and beauty of science, as well as the life and work of Maria Sibilla Merian17th century entomologist, artist, and adventurer.

In a time when women were corseted in limitations and had few options, Merian made her own profession.

Friday, May 12, 2017