Thursday, March 11, 2010

Old Masters, 8-Track Tapes, Stealth Knitters & Garden Design


- Ever lay awake at night fretting that what the world really needs is an 8-track tape museum? Yeah, me too. Well stop fretting, because now there is one!

- Don't look now, but the cobwebs have been swept off and the Old Masters are back! "In a small Dutch town near the Belgian border, a space the size of five football fields brims this week with $4 billion worth of art. There's a $15 million Botticelli, "Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John," hanging on one wall, and a $7.5 million Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington on another. Art dealers are competing to set up the most opulent booths: One Belgian art dealer has smothered a few walls of his booth with dirt to evoke an eighth-century Korean library. The European Fine Art Fair, or Tefaf, opening Friday, is the sale of the season" :

- BEWARE THE MIDNIGHT KNITTER!! West Cape May, NJ authorities and residents are on the lookout for an unknown person, dubbed The Midnight Knitter, according to The Press of Atlantic City. When darkness falls, the mystery knitter takes to the streets of the shore town and covers tree branches and lampposts with little sweaters :


March 12, 1613: André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect, was born. Le Notre was King Louis XIV's garden designer, and designed the park of the Palace of Versailles. His work is considered to represent the ultimate of the French formal garden style.


“Herb Garden Design
By Faith H. Swanson & Virginia B. Rady.
Published by the University Press of New England in 1984.

A great collection of designs of herb garden designs for the beginning or advanced gardener, whether you have a tiny plot or a large one. “The plans offered here represent a wide range of possibilities- historic and private, large and small, modest and elaborate- that are easily adapted to individual needs. Designs createdby landscape architects and members of the Herb Society of America were redrafted especially for this book. Each plan offers dimensions, structural details for paths, walls, hedges, and decorating elements in addition to full commentary and a plant list”.

Softcover. 8.5”x11”, 155 pages, black & white and line illustrations.
In fine, new condition. $20~

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