Happy Birthday to Henri Rousseau

Today is the 170th  birthday of French painter and Post-Impressionist mastermind, Henri Rousseau. Best known for his fanciful jungle landscapes and primitivist works.

Extraordinarily, Rousseau never actually saw the tropical scenes as he never left France. His exotic jungle paintings are the fantasies of a city dweller.

All images are from Henri Rousseau.net.

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For the love of exotic pet

When it comes to the rich and famous, the average cat just won’t cut it.  They prefer their pets exotic and extravagant.

Phyllis Gordon with her cheetah, shopping in London, 1939

Zorita the burlesque dancer takes her pet snake for a walk

Elvis Presley with his pet kangaroo that was given to him by the booking agent Lee Gordon.

Bebe Daniels with her cheetah

Salvadore Dali with his Anteater

Josephine Baker with her pet Cheetah Chiquita

Frida Khalo with her pet Granizo, 1939

Audrey Hepburn and her baby deer

John Barrymore & clementine, his pet monkey

June Havoc and her pet toucan, 1950









Fashion Survivior“:    Laurie Bartley‘s latest editorial for the June issue of Numero TOKYO, featuring Dutch model Querelle Jansen as the well-dressed shipwreck survivor.


All images are  from Inspiration by Color

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Higher Electronic States

Kick off your May Bank Holiday with this hypnotic new single from Drone, the London-based new label founded by producer, artist Richard Fearless of Death in Vegas.  Enjoy!!

Video directed by Richard Fearless – Editing and Motion Graphics by Olly Wade  at Chapeau London – ©Drone 2014