Thursday, March 19, 2015

One Fish, Two Fish



Minnows in a Net, 1952; Mariska Karasz (1898-1960); Embroidered and appliquéd linen (via)

Thank you to Orange Crate, who sent me the link, saying this piece reminded him of the scrap-quilting we're doing at work.
Wow: encouraging! 

Looking at Karasz's work, I see she was a popular and influential midcentury designer. Her stuff reminds me of 1960s Star Trek-design.

I remember when I was a kid, our neighbors had some godawful burlap-and-orange-embroidery on their walls... 
Knockoffs?
Or maybe not... It's funny how looking back, I see that some of the ugly, ubiquitous stuff of my childhood is truly cool, seen out of context ("the neighbors").

The '60s stuff, that is.

Marz has been resurrecting the '70s because of her love of Starsky, and I can't say that decade looks so great, seeing it again.  

Pale blues + orangey-browns...

< Bad example because I actually love this mug (1970) by John Clappison.

Marz has been listening to lots of 70s music too.

Can you sing "Midnight at the Oasis" off the top of your head, right now?
I sure can, though I haven't [knowingly] listened to it in decades. 


I figure that's what many of us of my generation will be singing when we get dementia----that, and "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "Sunshine on My Shoulders" and "How Deep Is Your Love".


Ohgod, and "Dont Give Up on Us, Baby" by David Soul---Starsky's own Hutch! 

Soul also appeared––in a speaking role, but looking like something out of Dr. Seuss–– in the Star Trek episode, "The Apple." >