Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Do you read me?!

An inspiring bookstore postcard for bookworms!

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.” - Mark Twain

Postcard from - Do you read me?! Bookstore, Berlin

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What is Art?

Tips for Artists who want to sell

John Baldessari, American, b. 1931
Acrylic on canvas, in 1966 - 1968

"I guess a lot of it's just lashing out, because I didn't know how to be an artist, and all this time spent alone in the dark in these studios and importing my culture and constant questions. I'd say, 'Well, why is this art? Why isn't that art?'" - John Baldessari

Postcard from - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Monday, December 10, 2012

Good Bye Lenin!

Checkpoint Charlie - Berlin Wall

"My mother outlived the GDR by three days. I believe it was a good thing she never learned the truth. She died happy. She wanted us to scatter her ashes to the winds. That's prohibited in Germany, both East and West. But we didn't care. She's up there somewhere now. Maybe looking down at us. Maybe she sees us as tiny specks on the Earth's surface, just like Sigmund Jähn did back then. The country my mother left behind was a country she believed in; a country we kept alive till her last breath; a country that never existed in that form; a country that, in my memory, I will always associate with my mother." - Good Bye Lenin!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Photojournalism: Praying

“Photojournalists and photographers are always confused. We are not photographers, but photojournalists. We record our period and leave it to the next generation. This is not ‘being a photographer’ but ‘being a photojournalist.’ I am not a photography artist. Being an artist is different. I am fed up with this word ‘art.’” - Ara Güler

Allah - Old Mosque, Edirne, Turkey by Ara Güler

“I could not reach a number of men that I wanted to photograph. I wanted to take photos of Einstein, but I was not ‘Ara Güler’ when he died in 1955, I was just an ordinary photographer. I could not take photos of Jean Paul Sartre either, because of my incompetence. Also, there’s Charlie Chaplin. These are important people.” - Ara Güler

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rendez-vous à Paris

"... in the movies Paris is designed as a backdrop for only three things--love, fashion shows, and revolution."

Friday, December 7, 2012

Museum of Innocence: The happiest moment of life

"The Museum of Innocence will be forever open to lovers who can't find another place to kiss in Istanbul." Museum of Innocence 
"It was the happiest moment of my life, though I didn't know it. Had I known, had I cherished the gift, would everything have turned out differently? Yes, if I had recognized this instance of perfect happiness, I would have held it fast and never let it slip away." Museum of Innocence 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

"My fingertips touch your blood"

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

"Diego my love- Remember that once you finish the fresco we will be together forever once and for all, without arguments or anything, only to love one another. Behave yourself and do everything that Emmy Lou tells you. I adore you more than ever. Your girl, Frida (Write me)." - Frida Kahlo  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bottle in the Sand Postcard

"In this age of texting, tweeting, and instant messaging, a postcard isn't just a note to a loved one from a far-flung destination. It's a keepsake, especially when it's one the sender made herself. Here are six quick clip-art crafts inspired by vintage postcards. Each celebrates the joys of summer in charming old-fashioned style and is worthy of holding onto long after the season has gone."

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Write your own message onto Postcups!

Bailey Doesn't Bark is a contemporary home gifts and life accessories company. They have various colorful and inspirational products. Among all, the one I really like is Postcup.

Postcup is a classic porcelain handmade coffee mug. Its design as a postcard allows you to write your own messages on it.

It is a perfect gift and also a romantic home accessoire.
All you need is a porcelain pen and imagination.

Postcup™ from Bailey Doesn't Bark on Vimeo.

Monday, December 3, 2012

I'm Running out of bird stamps

Valerie Chua and her Blush Hagaki postcard project. 

Imbued with femininity and grace, her work captures the quiet sort of life, coupled with a seeming reverence for silence and spaces. [...] Val works with a lot of colors, but they coma in whispers instead of shouts. She catches your eye, instead, with quiet and intimate moments. - Carina Santos, Manila, This is Art

For more illustrations, photos and inspiring art and things visit Quiet Girl and Quiet Girl shop.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Video postcard: Instead of hundred postcards

In 2011 Michael Johansson spent more than 120 days on the road and visited numerous countries. He didn't send one single postcard. He decided to summarize the coolest places in one single video greeting. 

Here it is his video postcard. 

Video postcard 2011 from Pictionary Productions on Vimeo.

via sanatblog.com

Sunday, November 25, 2012

postcrosser 101

To whom just met with postcrossing:

In short: the objective of Postcrossing is to allow people to exchange postcards via mail (real mail, not email) with random Postcrossers from arounda the world. Oh, and it is absolutely free, meaning, if you send a postcard, you will receive one back from another random member. ⇒ read more

To discover the joy of postcards,
please skip intro and enter: www.postcrossing.com