Honestly, mushrooms were something I had to acquire a taste for, but since I don't eat mushrooms that often I thought I would start collecting things with mushrooms on them--- Specifically cute, printed books and other ephemera. My collection is really tiny at the moment, but I thought I would take a moment to share the things that I've found.
|Tribe, Ian, and Uberto Tosco. The World of Mushrooms. |
New York: Bounty / a Division of Crown Pub., 1973. Print.
This book was something that I found on Etsy. On the front of the book are those popular mushrooms that you normally see in illustrations and cartoons. One of my favorite artists, Yuko Higuchi sometimes peppers her artwork with this kind of mushroom and I didn't know until I read the book that the mushroom itself is called a "fly amanita", or "amanita muscaria" if you want to get all scientific-y. This mushroom can actually be eaten (if prepared correctly), but they are toxic as well as psychotropic so please don't eat them... DON'T EAT THEM. I know they look really tasty and they look like they would look really cute thrown all over a salad or a soup, but I like you and I care about you so please don't do that... You will die. The book has a lot of other really beautiful photographs as well! Here are some of my favorites:
I purchased some mushroom postcards too, but I think I will share them in a future blog post. Right now I should be studying for a quiz and doing a chapter of reading...
Good-bye for now!