Saturday, January 16, 2010

Interiors: Living with books

Living without books is just not an option for me. I love reading and the way they feel and look. My hodge-podge of vintage bookcases holds about 2000 volumes... Here are some interior design inspirations for fellow bibliophiles, via Flickr.

1. Bookcase, 2. Family room bookcase, 3. Blue Bookshelves, 4. Sitting room bookcase, 5. favorite room, 6. a long story, 7. skona hem library, 8. new old bookcase - with books, 9. town hall

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Masters: Judith Leyster

Judith Leyster (1609-1660) was one of very, very few female painters to be active in Holland during the 1600s.

A Game of Tric-Trac. 1630. Oil on board.

Young Flute Player. Oil on board.

Self-portrait. 1630. Oil on board.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Vintage photos: San Francisco

Lovely images from the  S.F. Public Library digital collection. Sometimes the description is more charming than the photo.

Referee Billy Burke proclaims the match between Glen Stentson from the Richmond Boys Club and Bobby Munoz from the San Francisco Boys Club a draw, 1950.

Group of women riding a Powell Street cable car to advertise the
"Fishermen's Fiesta" at Fisherman's Wharf, 1946.

Crab stand at Fisherman's Wharf, 1946.

Lois Thomas viewing downtown San Francisco from
Russian Hill, with Telegraph Hill in background, 1944.

Woman and a child playing with a dog at Ocean Beach, 1943.

Reflection of Moon Bridge in the Japanese Tea Garden, 1964.

Model June Smith demonstrating the practical uses
of motor scooters for American housewives, 1959.

McCoppin School student Jacqueline Darling
posing with her pet cat, "Tige", and dog, "Bing", 1939.