Author Archives: kuriosas

Early 20th century surreal postcards

I came across a super exhibition of nuts early 20th century surreal postcards when I was in Helsinki, at the brilliant Finnish Museum of Photography. Some of the cards below are from as early as 1905 so pre-dated the Surrealist … Continue reading

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Helsinki & Kauniste

A few snapshots from Helsinki here, which I sailed into from Tallinn.  I was given a ‘traditional’ Estonian send off which meant I was rolled onto the ferry at 7am, after no sleep and surrounded by a curious scent of vodka … Continue reading

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Estonian Abstract Art

Another post here about my travels in Estonia, following on from my earlier interview in Tallinn with Estonian painter Jüri Arrak.  Lots of my images were stuck on a defunct hard drive until now so now I’ve finally unearthed them … Continue reading

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1970’s Cook Book – Lots of Fun to Cook

I found this wee artifact of 1970’s insanity in a junk shop in Victoria Park, Hackney in London, many moons ago now.  It reminded me of a similarly nutty retro cookbook I actually had as a kid, with all sorts … Continue reading

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1960’s bib

Love the nuts pattern on this 1960’s bib, especially the policeman with the gigantic hands – found in the back of a van at a car boot (default answer when I can’t remember)

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Romanian puppet postcard

Love everything about this chap and what he’s up to, especially his hastily penned on facial hair.  Postcard found in Cluj Napoca, Romania probably dating back to the 1970’s / early 80’s

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Monkey postcard

Monkey chillaxing in a tree whilst possibly sporting corduroy on this postcard dating back to before the 1920’s, an era when such scenes were considered pretty normal. Find by my Dad, my chief oddball postcard finding contact

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