Edward Bawden: Illustration from 'Life in an English Village', published in 1949 by King Penguin. The book contains 16 lithographs by Bawden showing the daily round of village life. The drawings are of Bawden's own adopted village, Great Bardfield in Essex.
"I love penguins. They're a matriarchal society. You know how they keep each other warm? They form circles around each other and whoever is in the center goes to the outside, so they're constantly rotating. It's like a democracy. There is no one powerful penguin at the top that says keep me warm while you freeze." Men's coat from Turkey, dress from Saudi Arabia, necklace from India.
Great Auk - The Great Auk swam like a fish, walked like a penguin, and flew like a stone. But he adapted happily to ocean life, prospering from Iceland to Florida, while heading the menus of North Atlantic islanders for three hundred years. Then the professional hunters invaded his nurseries, butchering relentlessly for oil and feathers, encrusting Funk Island with discarded carcasses. The last of the Great Auks was clubbed to death in 1844, heading the obituary column of American birds.