Friday, March 21, 2008
Café Prückel, established 1903
For the more persistent readers of Paper Alchemy I have good news to report. Recalling the past post "good news/ bad news", I am pleased to announce that I have finally obtained a honey-comb tissue rabbit. While enjoying apple strudel at Café Prückel (www.prueckel.at) in Vienna, I discovered this tiny one-eyed wonder in the basement lost and found.
Café Prückel stairs to the WC and lost & found cabinet
Café Prückel has a tradition of offering lost items for sale in a display-case cabinet of curiosities. Surrounded by decorative hair combs, sweets tins, and a menagerie of miniature animals (including a glass horse and fish as well as spring chicks of various materials) to my surprise I noticed one of the vintage Japanese bunnies I had been so avidly bidding for on ebay. 5 euro cents later the bunny was safely in hand, just in time for my Leisure Projects Easter (working) holiday at gallery Das Weisse Haus (www.dasweissehaus.at).
Tissue paper rabbit (on right), in situ at Café Prückel
Posted by Meredith Carruthers at 5:28 PM