Τρίτη, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

The Chios Twin Greek Bins

I just received this photograph from fellow archaeologist Marsia Bealby. 

Thank you Marsia for thinking of the blog when you saw this amazing find: 
two twin waste bins in Nagos beach on Chios island, Greece. 



I bet when you look at ancient Greek pots you never see them as serving as waste bins. Well, they most probably did at some point, so there you have it: Modern Greek creativity and consumption of Greek Antiquity does serve archaeological interpretation as well. 

Δευτέρα, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Being the bee's knees



This is a very inventive way of using the famous Minoan golden bee pendant from the Chrysolakkos cemetery near Mallia in Crete.



The poster above publicises a very good cause, so the co-operative bees image seemed an appropriate choice: the 2nd Alternative Festival of Solidarity & Cooperative Economics, will be taking place in Athens, on 11-13 October 2013 at the Cultural Center of Elliniko.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Τρίτη, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Jeremy Scott's Winged Shoes

Fashion designer Jeremy Scott has been collaborating with Adidas since 2008 producing a new version of the well-known high top Adidas shoe: the winged shoes.

Inspiration by Hermes' sandals is obvious and here are some examples








 

 

Κυριακή, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Our poetry is life

This is a truly beautiful and rare picture - I'm very happy I stumbled upon it and want to share it with all of you. 

This is Matsi Hatzilazarou, a Greek poet, standing in front of the Apollo temple at Ancient Corinth. 
The photograph was taken by her husband, the Greek poet Andreas Embirikos, in June 1940, during their honeymoon in Corinthia and the Argolid.  




*The post's title is by a poem written by Matsi Hatzilazarou 

Τα λουλούδια των δέντρων είναι τα πουλιά.
Το σιγανό κελάηδισμα της θάλασσας είναι η πτώση
της βροχής στο τελευταίο τεμπέλικο κύμα τού ακρογιαλιού.
Τη μυρουδιά τού ήλιου τη χύνει το σφαγμένο πεπόνι.
Η ποίησή μας είναι η ζωή.

Τρίτη, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

The Metaxa scarf

This is a rather rare find: a scarf designed by the well-known Greek designer Yannis Tseklenis, for the Greek brandy Metaxa. 





*UPDATE*

Many thanks to archaeologist Alexandros Andreou who was quick to provide the inspiration for this image. Tseklenis, rather unsuccessfully, copies a scene from the so-called Eurytios krater, a Corinthian column crater found in Cerveteri dating ca. 600 BC.