Black Lincoln Continental!

March 3, 2017 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | CRAFT, LIFE |
(photo c/- Joost J. Bakker)

(photo c/- Joost J. Bakker)

You can keep your puerile, Ian Fleming-wet dreams about Aston Martins. Stow that yellow Rolls Royce and those Gatsby-roadsters. Forget fleets of pink Cadillacs and MGs in British racing green.  My fantasy car is a 1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV, with a moonroof and ‘opera windows’ (two little oval portholes in the back panels).  460 V-8 engine. Tinted windows; leather and cranberry-red Victoria velour interior.  So jet-black that (as Douglas Adams would say) light just falls into it. I don’t care that this hulking beauty may not be so easy to dock in a crowded parking garage.  I don’t care that the weight of the ’73 model (4,908…

Continue Reading →

The Only Italian She Knew Was ‘Bvlgari’

December 6, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | ART, CRAFT |
Pain in the asp?

Pain in the asp?

(Bvlgari exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, November 2016) Bvlgari was on show in a retrospective of necklaces, rings, tiaras, bracelets, watches etc., primarily from the 1940s to the 1970s. Actually, The Varnished Culture believes the statement headlining this post* to be apocryphal.  No one could spend as long in the Eternal City as Elizabeth Taylor did, making the film (Cleopatra) that almost bankrupted Twentieth Century Fox, without picking up at least a smattering of Italian.  At least the phrase, “Attenzione, Richard, ecco che arriva Eddie!“                 (What’s that rule against coveting, again?) Sotirios…

Continue Reading →

This is Our Room

September 30, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | ART, CRAFT |
ArtRoom

Or at least, it would be, were we made of sugar, icing and cinnamon!  And it even features Peter’s drinks cabinet, disguised as a globe!  Good one, Lesley!

Continue Reading →

Spring Crafts

September 28, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | ART, CRAFT |
ArtButterflies

Spring means butterflies…bees, and sun:  

Continue Reading →

Quilt-Edged

September 24, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | ART, CRAFT |
ArtQuilt2

Some of our quilting and stitching… We’re running out of wall room, so someone will have to put their foot down:

Continue Reading →

© Copyright 2014 The Varnished Culture All Rights Reserved. TVC Disclaimer. Site by KWD&D.