September 29, 2008

12 comments:

FruensWerk said...

I really enjoy this...
Guess that this weeks theme is "stripes"??? heheh

sissi minanaä said...

Looking at your pics, I can't explain why I feel something so "latino".
Whats the meaning of this striped tube?

lilie-melo said...

hello hello
left and right :)
fantastic collaboration
love and love

emma said...

vamos a la playa! så känner jag.
= bra sak

Camilla Engman said...

jag tänker att man måste raka benen m.m. innan man går till playan i sin randiga baddräkt.

Famapa said...

sissi minanaä: it's a barber shop pole... I had to google it as I wondered what it actually meant and this is what I found:

"The modern barber pole originated in the days when bloodletting was one of the principal duties of the barber. The two spiral ribbons painted around the pole represent the two long bandages, one twisted around the arm before bleeding, and the other used to bind is afterward. Originally, when not in use, the pole with a bandage wound around it, so that both might be together when needed, was hung at the door as a sign. But later, for convenience, instead of hanging out the original pole, another one was painted in imitation of it and given a permanent place on the outside of the shop. This was the beginning of the modern barber pole."

you learn something new every day!!

everyone else: ha! I can totally see the latino mood in this pair now :)

Esti said...

I'm missing the latino mood here, ha, ha... but I like the theme.

trupeach said...

famapa, i took a photo of a barber pole this weekend too (in my small hometown in virginia, usa) but, i never knew its history.

love this pair. they've got flair.

Katrine said...

Congratulations with this new blog. Another one to get addicted to and check out every day! Thanks. :)

Diana said...

do all barbers still have these poles in britain? or is it something only nostalgic barbers choose to stick to?

Famapa said...

diana: the barbers still do, so you know that you can have a shave in there. wonder how many men still go...

sissi minanaä said...

thank you so much Famapa! you're right, it's one more thing I've learned today!!!