Sunday, September 20, 2009

All Things Scottish

Thanks to matryoshkasbysallie on Etsy who included my Scottish Paschendale Scarf in her treasury on all things Scottish. Sallie has a really lovely shop on Etsy featuring matryoshkas (hand painted Russian style wooden nesting dolls). Sallie resides in Albuquerque and with a lifelong interest in art and a college major in Russian, she has long been a matryoshka fan .

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The 1937 Lincoln Zephyr

This beautifully designed car was one of the first "aerodynamically" designed vehicles after the Chrysler Airflow. I like the design because it looks like a version of the cars I would draw when, as a kid, I had the idea of being a car designer. I either drew them big and boxy or rounded and sleek. This car was extremely popular with its teardrop styling that made it look like it was in motion even when it was standing still. Production of the car was interrupted by World War II and then resumed until 1946. Want to drive one of these cars today? If you have an extra $100,000 you might be able to pick up a restored model at auction.