Category Archives: design

Screwed down to a suitable wooden base…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: nauseous, interradial, sebiferous, whopping, nook-shotten, exophagous, coracoid, and floppy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We do like our gadgets, don’t we? We have always liked gadgets. Way back in the 1950s we liked them, even … Continue reading

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The enigmatic lino print explained…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s mock Victorian expletive, made up by Charles Dickens for one of his characters (so as to not offend his readers with a real oath) is ‘Ding me!…’ It sounds quite modern to me, ding me … Continue reading

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Ah, another satisfying little project…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1949 novel The Little Sister: ‘Ha,’ I said. ‘All I know about Bay City is that every time I go there I have to buy a new head. You … Continue reading

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Decalcomania!…mania!…mania!…mania!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one networking round the guests trying to get them to buy more insurance. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, you guessed it, this post is about decalcomania. This is a monoprint (black acrylic … Continue reading

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I been working on the boat…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: brittle black, ormolu orange, temperamental turquoise, fragile fawn, and pork pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, that post I did about a week ago on an item from the 1954 Gadgets Annual which also featured Madge … Continue reading

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Backed with small tin reflectors…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the goddess Bat, with her human head, cow’s ears and horns, and body in the shape of necklace counterpoise (I have no idea what that means). Her associations are the celestial … Continue reading

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Now then, this ‘Blade’ thing…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the roar of a tiger. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now then, this ‘Blade’ thing… Yes, it’s part of the Dulltown UK City of Culture 2017 of course. It seems that … Continue reading

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