Monday, April 30, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
When my brother was a baby he was always sick. My parents quickly learned that he was allergic to almost everything from food to air quality and animals. My brother was so sick it was decided the only solution was to build a new house, a modular, pre-fab house in a piece of farm field my grandparents gave them. My brother went to town to live with my grandmother until the house was finished and it all went pretty quickly. Because of the timeframe, the early 70's, my parent's house as it originally came together became a very specific snapshot in time. Amongst other tell-tale signs of the times was this wallpaper from my brothers baby room. Our bathroom had red, white, and blue stripes and a bright red sink and our couch was also red, white and blue striped. It's interesting to me as I learn more about licensing and following trends how that now makes sense, the 1976 bicentennial approaching, for one example. Just as they say British patriotism is the highest it's been in years right now because of the Queen's Jubilee, last year's wedding, and a possible new baby anytime now has pushed British iconography into the marketplace in droves, even over here.