Category Archives: Art Antiques and Collecting

Syd Mead

Steel Couture – Syd Mead – Futurist: Sentinel (Dragon’s Dream, 1979)

My casual approach to bargain hunting sometimes pays off. I rarely go to auctions and car boot sales, relying more on a nose for likely charity shops. While some are now ‘ebay-ed’ to death, Oxfam being a prime example, there remain a few ‘old school’ establishments that seem to care little about squeezing the max out of their supporters’ donations. Good for the punter like me, but bad for the cause.

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Syd Mead – Sentinel

I knew little about Syd Mead until I bought this book; futuristic imaginings by an artist whose style has graced movies like Bladerunner, Tron, and Aliens.
Here’s a gallery of some of the contents that someone has posted on flickr. Groovy stuff.

The Oxfam Book Of Children’s Stories – South and North, East and West

Sculpture Heaven Eye

Sculpture Heaven Rhydlewis

A watery trip to Sculpture Heaven near Rhydlewis Ceredigion.
Short tour of the workshop and a stroll in the well made grounds topped off by a visit to their lovely tearoom.
Umbrellas provided.
Free entry and plenty to entertain for a couple of hours; and did I mention the tearooms?