Results for the ‘Found Objects’ Category
Recently, I had a train layover at Washington, D.C. and stopped by next door to one of my favorite and best curated (in my opinion) museums, the National Postal Museum. Looking back at the photos I took, aside from tons photos of stamps, I took plenty of photos of handwriting particularly from the 1800′s. Above is handwriting from a letter from Duncan Clinch in 1836, during the second Seminole War. See some of the photos of handwriting I took, and a round up of my favorite 19th century inspired fonts below the jump.
Purchased over the summer while in Ho Chi Minh city. These stamps are from 1976 to 1980′s, after North and South Vietnam merged into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The words bưu chính on all the stamps mean postal, this also denotes that the stamp is after the reunification. A few close ups after the jump.
I love my fair share of word games. Discovering new words, figuring out new strategies through competition, gaining a higher affinity with the English language. Frozen Lexicon is the most used app on my iPhone. Word Bubbles is on my browser’s bookmark bar. When I bought Bananagrams, I carried it everywhere in my purse for a few weeks (this caused some tensions with a few friends, apologies!) But my heart will always belong to Scrabble, the classic word board game is the one that started it all… its 15×15 grid… 100 tiles… and now in 29 different languages and so many different forms by an assortment of designers. Here’s a round up of some the most beautiful Scrabble sets I have ever laid my eyes on!
I have not shared much about my adventures in Asia over the summer. Mostly due to an accident in Ho Chi Minh City, Việt Nam… I am not a great writer, so I rely heavily on photographs to share my experiences. But not all is lost! Here are some sea shells, I collected in Phu Quoc, a small island off the southern tip in Việt Nam. More to come!