Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vogue: couples curse

Moral of the story is, don't do a shoot with Vogue and tell them how happy and perfect your life and wedding is (was) because it seems that the Vogue curse will strike down another unsuspecting duo of victims!

Another high-stakes world of fashion mystery solved!

All pics Vogue forums


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Avenging Narwhal and Unicorn sets

We all know someone who would love to receive an Avenging Narwhal or Unicorn for christmas, what fun, impaling your miniature plastic enemies, saving a lot of pent up frustration that christmas causes for many

Link here

and here

Avenge away!

Pics from sources linked


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Art World

Higuchi Yuko

Otto Dix

Tomiyuku Sakuta

Shing Kwang Ho

Slava Triptih

Boicu Marinela

David Crystalface

Suzannah Sinclair

Pics from Pinterest, Juxtapoz, Tumblr and Berlin artparasites


Home Interiors

Above: For love of the moon
What a lovely view, the greenery and your own private view of the rooftops
Below: *Think* this is from an edition of Apartamento.
Indoor plants, scalloped mirrors!

Pics from For love of the moon and Pinterest


Friday, November 14, 2014

Black and white photos

Sophia Loren

Marilyn Monroe

Clemence Poesy in Vogue Italia

Jackie Kennedy

Black and white photography makes everything look so wistful!

Pics from Pinterest


Sophia Loren house Life magazine

Came across these stunning photos of Sophia Loren's house, taken with LIFE magazine in of course, the 1960's. Really love the grounds, Roses and sheep! So lovely.

See all the pictures here

To live in the mountains of Italy AND have your own villa complete with waterfall!....*sigh*

Pictures from above link


Pierre Jaquet-Droz

For those who really loved the film Hugo, but in particular the ethereal hypnotic presence of the Automaton, I really was enchanted by his mechanical beauty and did a little research. 

A large inspiration behind the book, then film was this automaton: 
Maillardet's automaton, built by Henri Maillardet.

Which then led to finding out about the Jaquet-Droz automata. They are still working and draw pictures, and are on display in Switzerland.

Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a Swiss watchmaker and built the dolls to help him sell watches, but I really do think his mechanical bird music boxes are so wonderful, such an intricate attention to detail, full of old world charm. If you are into such intricacies, Jaquet-Droz have their own Youtube channel which is full of delightful videos.

Here is a link to a great article and video about his music boxes, gif below swiped from that source :)

Pics from sources linked 



Alice in Wonderland: British library

The original manuscript that eventually became Alice in Wonderland, is in possession of the British Library. And you can read through and glimpse Lewis Carroll's original script with illustrations right here
Pics from British library site and here


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Victorian era pet costumes

Freaked out when I found these adorable pictures! The Victorians, though outwardly puritanical, certainly had a sense of humour.

The dog above, he looks so dashing and down to business!

If this cat asked to see my ticket aboard a train, I wouldn't think twice, what a dapper chap(per)!

Delightful! Pics taken from Pinterest


Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele, his work and use of colour, its simplicity is mesmerising 

Pics from Pinterest


Monday, November 10, 2014