Melinda Clarke sent me some pre-publication pics of her latest piece, The Portalington Map. This another stunning hand-drawn map from down under. The detail is just fanrtastic. If you want to know more about the Portalington Map or order your own copy, have a look here. You can also listen […]
Reinder sent me this. “This Cartographically decorated piece of furniture is, in fact, a piece of art, by Guillermo Kuitca. It is called ‘Bed’; I saw it at Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar, the Netherlands.”
The last one from Richard Martin’s travels (and they have been a great set!). “Whilst travelling around, it’s good to have a couple of bottles of wine – this map was spotted at Christchurch airport highlighting the different wine regions.” Can’t disagree with that.
Richard Martin spotted this camper van. “if you every get lost travelling around NZ, it’s always handy to have a map on the side of your campervan! Spotted in Franz Josef” Meanwhile, I thought Franz Josef was a person so clearly I need some navigation aids.
One more from Richard Martin’s vacation in New Zealand “The Centre of New Zealand – so named because it was a central survey point in the 1800s, can be found in Nelson, South Island. The map has seen better days, but the trig point is pretty cool! “
Another one from Richard Martin’s travels in New Zealand. “One of our favourite places in NZ is Wanaka, South Island – this amazing map can be found on the edge of Lake Wanaka, displaying the lake, surround mountains and some local walks.”
Richard Martin sent us this from New Zealand “Bean around the World – this world map is created from 25,000 Jelly Beans in 28 different colours and flavours! You can find it in the Skyline Viewing Gallery at the top of the gondola in Queenstown.”
Richard Martin sent us this. “Fort Canning Park, Singapore – is a beautiful park in the centre of Singapore, surrounded by skyscrapers, but once inside it’s teeming with wildlife. The hill used to serve as the HQ of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks– with this this […]
Elizabeth spotted this poster advertising the new portrait of author Zadie Smith at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The portrait by Toyin Ojih Odutola includdes an intriguing map background. In an interview Zadie Smith said “And in the map of North West London behind me, which was my father’s […]
Eve Kahn sent me this lovely picture from the Lotos Club in New York, she said “It’s tucked away in an upstairs hallway amid hotel rooms at this private NYC club https://www.lotosclub.org/club-history” The picture shows some wealthy inebriated gentleman drinking in front of a Map of Lotos Land at a […]
My wife saw these at the “A World in Common” exhibition at the Tate Modern recently and thought of me. I am not sure of the context, I think they may be photo collages by Malala Andrialavidrazana, an artist from Madagascar. If anyone recognises them and can tell me more […]