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Tenniel Chess Set and Other Sundry Alice Items at London Boutique

As reported in the December 2012 issue of the Lewis Carroll Society (UK)’s Bandersnatch, there is a new boutique at 14 Cecil Court in London called Alice Through the Looking Glass. (It’s right next door to well-known Carrollian rare book dealer Marchpane.)  The founders of the boutique say they were inspired to start the business when… [read full post]

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Alice in LEGOLand

Tyler “LEGOhaulic” Clites grew up watching the Disney Alice in Wonderland film and loved its absurdity. It inspired him as he grew older to read the books, which sparked the idea of re-creating these worlds in miniature. When asked where he feels his work draws most from, Clites cites both Disney and Tenniel, whose versions he… [read full post]

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G.A.H.! (Gardner’s Annotations Hyperlinked) – The Ugly Duchess

When we first meet the Duchess in Chapter VI of The Annotated Alice, Martin Gardner’s footnote (on page 82) is this: A glance at the portrait of the Ugly Duchess, by the sixteenth-century Flemish painter Quintin Matsys (it is reproduced in Langford Reed’s book on Carroll) leaves little doubt that it served as the model… [read full post]

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Europese Fotomontage: Mabel Odessey & Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev

Before there was Instagram, people used chemical emulsifying processes to make their photographs look cool. An American artist named Mabel Odessey will have a site-specific installation at France’s Château de Lacaze from May 6 thru 30th, using the distinctly retro technique of pinhole photography. She described the show to us in an e-mail: The photographs are made… [read full post]

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The Mouse from the Caucus-Race babbles on a Wine Label at Trader Joe’s

We saw this Instragram photo on Twitter (thanks @1devo) and lo! it’s Sir John Tenniel’s illustration of “A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale” from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on a bottle’s label. The wine art tastefully adds a glass of red wine in hand of the Mouse, who is telling a very dry tale about… [read full post]

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Pick up where Tenniel left off with this poster and coloring book

What color do you think Alice’s dress should be? This coloring book contains two copies of each of twelve Tenniel illustrations – one in the original black and white to color as you please, and one pre-colored to frame and enjoy. The 12 by 15 inch posters are detachable and the book also contains the… [read full post]

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Management Strategies from the Mad Hatter

Would you take lessons in business management from the Mad Hatter? Charles Jennings, British “thought leader” and learning and performance consultant thinks that might not be such a bad idea. In a January blog post Managers and Mad Hatters: Work that Stretches, Jennings takes events from tea party and turns them into lessons in leadership… [read full post]

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Secret supper club leads diners down the rabbit hole

Tenniel's Leg of Mutton

Secret supper clubs are all the rage, so we’ve heard (we’ve never found one). Right now, somewhere in Vancouver, the Swallow Tail Supper Club is entertaining diners with fine food, cocktails, and live entertainment on a Wonderland theme. Local blogger Ariane Colenbrander seems to be in on the secret: The evening starts at the outskirts of a… [read full post]

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Half off Tenniel breakfast accoutrements at Fishs Eddy

Fishs Eddy Alice Glass
Fishs Eddy ($2.50)

It looks like Fishs Eddy might be liquidating their line of Alice in Wonderland dinnerware.  Cereal bowls, drinking glasses, and plates are now 50% off and many of the items listed last time we checked have disappeared with nary a smile or a wink. If you have ever wanted that Tenniel highball/juice glass set, you… [read full post]

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Alice’s American Cousin: Joyce Carol Oates

See if you can’t dig up a copy of the August 2011 Princeton Magazine. There’s a good  cover feature by Stuart Mitchner called “Alice’s American Cousin,” about author Joyce Carol Oates and her lifelong love of Alice. Once upon a time an eight-year-old girl living in upstate New York received a birthday present that changed… [read full post]

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