Friday, 25 October 2013

The Week Around The World in Photos (Vol. 7)


My ever reliable commute companion came up with a 'window display' theme for this week where readers sent in window shop and market stall shots they chanced upon their travels or maybe commute to work. 

Here are the very few that came through:


photo by Elizabeth Allen
I have an appetite for luxury fashion, but certainly not big enough to interpret this Louis Vuitton window display in Marina Bay, Singapore. My monthly subscription to Vogue didn't prepare me for the scholarly decipherment of whatever fashion code is hidden behind the tentacles. Any ideas?




photo by Kev Ball
 No, thanks.




photo by Gillian Parker
I expect this in a charity shop where window dressing and visual merchandising are a jumbled puzzle. Spotted at Apollo Bay in Australia.




photo by J Foley
 Yes, Asians like having their family members working for the family business, they even employ the house cat. Cat selling fruit and veg in Hong Kong.




photo by Steve Quinn
Cheap and chic perhaps? Even the one who put up the ad couldn't make up its mind. What could they be selling in Egypt?




photo by Kev Ball
This is more a mural in Huddersfield.



On a transatlantic note,

Banksy's over in New York and Mayor Bloomberg is not happy that he's defacing his city, the NYPD is out to get him. Banksy overlooked that Mr Bloomberg doesn't share the same humour as Mayor Boris Johnson's.

Here are some of Banksy's New York artworks:






















How Banksy does it unbeknownst to everyone around him is an art in itself. To see the rest of his works, click HERE.




Not related to any of the above, but I'll include this anyway as anything OTT catches my radar for one reason: it's ridiculous.



£500,000 for a vaping stick? Why not, if you're a Russian billionaire. This device, similar to an e-cigarette, is diamond-studded and comes with a £46,000 sparkler. The oil tycoon bought this for his girlfriend to encourage her to stop smoking. That's a high price to pay for good health.


Have a good weekend everyone!








12 comments:

  1. What a collection! Hey, if I was that cat, I would stay in the PRODUCE section too!

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    1. That's the kitty's pay...have as much produce as he/she wants!

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  2. Ha...I'm actually fascinated by the artwork I see on the walls of our street sometimes. Some see graffiti as mess in the neighbourhood, but some of it really is interesting. I too have taken pictures of various graffiti images before - I don't think I saw any that caught my eye in NY though.

    Those blooming dots of L Vuitton are everywhere aren't they, but that's the signature print and everyone knows it, but not sure everyone knows what the tentacles are about, like you, I haven't a clue!! lol xx

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    1. I have yet to speak to LV gurus so I'm still puzzled. I love street art as long as it's not on my wall :D x

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  3. LOVE this! And I'm loving the cheap as chips sign - I use that expression WAY too much in my everyday life haha!

    Hayfa
    http://www.londonloafers.com

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    1. Aha...must be a good line for bargain hunters like me :D

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  4. I love the shutter with the mural...much better than the usual iron grey facade. Laughing at the dog peeing on the fire hydrant - but the LV display leaves me cold.

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    1. I usually enjoy looking at LV's window display but this one doesn't do anything for me ....

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  5. You always have the most insteresting things and links. The art is unique and I chuckled at the bear. :-)
    Hope you enjoy your weekend . xx/M

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    1. Thanks Madison! Anything really catches my eye. Haha.
      Have a lovely weekend x

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