23 February 2013
Happy weekend Suzan! Unlike you, I'm not up and around at many design events lately, but hopefully the glorious internet keeps me from being totally clueless! As you know I am a bit of a Pinterest addict, although actually at times I feel a bit overloaded and jaded from all the visual "inspiration" aka bombardment that a Pinterest session sometimes leaves me with - too too many beautiful pictures of stylish interiors, clothes, objects, places, food, whatever. But when I saw this odd-cool image pop up the other day on one of my friend's boards, it sort of cracked through all the pretty designy stuff and I was pro-Pinterest once again. It's an image of a denture shop in Rawalpindi, India, taken by a Hungarian-born photographer called Ferenc Berko – whom I had never heard of before. Just a quick google search tells me that he was actually a pioneer in the use of color film, took quite amazing documentary-style photos of people and places all over the world, and passed away in 2000. So there you go. Yay Pinterest!