Friday, May 18, 2018

Tom Wolfe, visionary: 1931-2018

There aren't many people about whom the word 'visionary' would mean so much. Tom Wolfe had a far-reaching insight into his subjects and characters, a highly specific look (the memorable visual branding of his white suit and tailored clothes), and a ringing voice to his writing that stood out even among the singular styles of his New Journalism peers.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

MOM day

Happy Mother's Day world!

Even though Google could only suffice a lame doodle to celebrate this day.

Even if Trump remembered to greet his mother and not his wife.

Even if the woman [Anna Jarvis] who came up with this celebration grew to loath the day.

Without our mothers we would not be here today!

Enjoy yourselves - go forth and prosper people.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

ranchera tunes

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all barrios worldwide - Ole! Ole! 

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. 

Let's celebrate with the magic of Mexican mariachi music. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

shout out for Dominic Rubio

Here at wonder | wander | world Mahala and I are currently working on a Philippine folklore project that has us scouring all things Bisaya.

The pickings are unfortunately slim. Which makes us celebrate buried treasure when we do come across it.

Though still not technically Bisaya, there are influences that do shine through. Enough said.

We are happy to share with you the art and work of Dominic Rubio.

Gallery Bio: 

A founding member of the Guevarra and Blumentritt Group of artists, Dominic Rubio was born in Paete, Laguna, the Lakeshore town famous for its woodcarving tradition. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts where he majored in commercial arts. 

He first worked briefly as artist in one of the largest multi-national advertising agencies in the country, Puris Lintas of Manila. Later, he lived and worked in Pearl Farm, an upscale resort located Davao del Sur. 

It was here that as part-time in-house artist he found time to travel around the Caraga Region in Northern Mindanao, learning about the Mandaya and Tiboli tribes. He also lived with the Bilaans and the Badjaos farther down south of Mindanao. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sara Barnes | brown paper bag

At wonder | wander | world we have not posted a favorite site for a bit.

Lately we have been inspired to with the advent of an illustration project of our own that has fired us up.

In Sara's own words:

Brown Paper Bag is an illustration-loving blog that celebrates the field in its many forms. BPB catalogs illustration, and it’s more than just interested in editorial images you’d see in magazines. Fashion, tattoos, and illustrated products are all important parts of our visual culture and deserve their time to shine. 

Browse through this fine collection of desirables - enjoy!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

price to pay

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot
~ Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

Limestone cliffs of El Nido, Palawan

Back in our tropical paradise of over 7,107 islands big developers and corrupt officials are selling land off to acquisitive China and savvy business tycoons. 

The recent controversy over closing Boracay and turning historic Burnham Park into a parking lot contests tribal ownership and heritage land.

The blatant disregard of our lawmakers and elected government officials is a sore spot that has turned cancerous and fatal for the preservation and upkeep of the country and its natural resources.

Everyone should educate themselves about the facts and issues posed so they can make their stand and save what we can before it is all lost to us and out future generations.