What do you think of this 21st century, new & improved version of the Dansette? Not only does the Crosley turntable play your cherished vinyl records, it can convert them to MP3 files so you can enjoy your tunes on your smartphone or computer – a smart bit of kit! And it looks great with this great retro mid-century modern wire stand; available in black, white or turquoise.
We’ve been meaning to do a blog post about Bernard Buffet for a long time.
The recent purchase of this vintage poster brought it to mind once again. We had it sent from France and it advertises an exhibition held in 1969 at the Musée d’Unterlinden in Colmar.
It’s just come back from our wonderful local framers, Abacus. We chose burnished gold – reminiscent of an antique religious icon.
It now hangs above our bedroom fireplace. We love it!
We also framed these vinyl album covers that were illustrated by Buffet.
The set – Ella Fitzgerald sings Gershwin – dates from 1959.
Great records and great covers – a perfect combination.
He’s a fabulous artist – so distinctive – and one of our real favourites. Here’s a link to the online Musée Bernard Buffet…
…and here’s a 2-minute, black & white film from 1962 of Buffet and his wife, Annabel in their château and private chapel. We discovered on the British Pathé website – there’s so much beautiful art on the walls!
We’ve set up a Buffet Flickr group – please add your images if you have some or just have a browse!
In our most recent e-mailout, we featured this somewhat eclectic mix if items seen below.
Amongst them was this fabulous record set… Escuchar y cantar or “Listen & sing”.
It’s a sing-a-long teaching aid for learning traditional Spanish songs, helping with pronunciation etc.
It comprises a set of records and an accompanying booklet written by Raymond N Jacovetti.
It was printed in New York by Holt, Rinehart & Winston and published in 1965.
The most striking feature is the gorgeous illustrations that the booklet is packed with.
They’re by someone called Mac Shepard.
We’ve never come across his work before, but we were immediate converts.
He’s got his own distinctive style, but if we were going to compare him to anyone it would be Bill Charmatz who we’re big fans of… click here to check out the Flickr group we started.
We’re now on the hunt for more examples of Mr Shepard’s artwork!