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Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World
These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.
- Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
- Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
- Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
- Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
- Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
- Willa Kominiarski Wierch - Zakopane, Poland
- Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
- Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
- Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
- The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States
Today I went to the cup noodle factory (& museum) in Osaka, Japan. It’s quite far out of the city, but after I read that you get to make your own cup noodle for 300¥ (£1.70/$2.90), I just had to go there. You go through the whole process of decorating a cup, adding the dry noodles, soup powder & your choice of 4 dry ingredients (I did pork, onion, garlic & decorative ducks). Then the cup is all sealed up (you even get to operate the machine to seal and fill it) and you pop it into an inflatable bubble bag with a red cord to take home with you!
OMG THAT IS THE BEST SHIT EVER
Exhale 24” x 36”, acrylic on maple panel wood, 2011 (Iguana).
Second pic is a detail…
Here’s a painting I made a couple years back for a solo show at Joshua Liner Gallery in NY. Inspired by a photo I took of a marine iguana in the Galapagos Islands. In the painting the breath of the Iguana’s exhale turns into a purple succulent while Hummingbird moths fly around. You can kind of see the wood grain in the lower left hand side of the detail photo.
It looks simple, but painting the fuzzy light gradations in the background is the most technically challenging thing I’ve ever painted. The paint dries as it absorbs into the wood, so it’s really hard to pull it off without streaks appearing.