Good to see Google is celebrating the late Niki de Saint Phalle's 84th. birthday today (tomorrow, yesterday, depending on your place on this planet of ours). Her sculptures, with all their life affirming curves, bold, bright colours and cheeky playfulness, were what the phrase "joie de vivre" was invented. Heck, they can even make an old misery like me crack a grin. Then, to top it all, she was completely babelicious till the day she died.