fripperiesandfobs:

Dress and robes designed by Norman Hartnell for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, June 2, 1953

From the Royal Collection via the Telegraph

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maptitude1:

This world map in coins is made by Bedow; each continent is represented by coins from its own countries.

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asylum-art:

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mollycrabapple:

 Me in Kitty’s Canteen, the new restaurant I spent all of February defacing with sharpies, late into the night.  Wallpaper is DeGourny, a thousand bucks a yard.  I drew everywhere.
Photo by Najva Sol

mollycrabapple:

 Me in Kitty’s Canteen, the new restaurant I spent all of February defacing with sharpies, late into the night.  Wallpaper is DeGourny, a thousand bucks a yard.  I drew everywhere.

Photo by Najva Sol

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costumehistory:

Dress
Mrs. Dunstan
American
1909-11
Metropolitan Museum of Art

costumehistory:

Dress

Mrs. Dunstan

American

1909-11

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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mimic-of-modes:

apiroscsizmak:

reapergrellsutcliff:

Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893

Illustrations from “Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall that was published in the January 1893 issue of The Strand magazine.

Our predecessors expected so much of us. Look at how we failed them.

What I find interesting about this is that they were predicting we’d stay really into historicism (which the 19th century was almost entirely about) - using styles from the past. And a lot of the 20th century was about taking inspiration from historic fashion, it’s just that the designers didn’t go as far back as they thought, we have no doublets and breeches. The 1910s - influenced by the 1800s-1810s. The 1940s and 1950s - repeating the 1850s and 1860s (and late 1910s) wide skirts. The 1970s’ bowler hats and checks and frilly shirts, the new Romantics. A lot of women’s clothes in the 1980s are borderline indistinguishable from 1940s suits and dresses. For the past half-decade or so I’ve seen a ton of things in Vogue and even everyday clothing retailers that look ripped from the 1930s. 

And 1978 guy is wearing some reasonably accurate flares. (Yes, I know they’re really the turn-downs on his boots.)

jeffreymann:

Piebald Peacock.

This is a piebald peacock: a result of a genetic mutation. Imperfect things are perfect too.

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millionsmillions:

"It’s hard to think of a single mode in American literature and letters that at this point isn’t organic to the West Coast: you name it, there’s a writer here who has published a work about it." On Zyzzyva. 

millionsmillions:

"It’s hard to think of a single mode in American literature and letters that at this point isn’t organic to the West Coast: you name it, there’s a writer here who has published a work about it." On Zyzzyva

aplaceforart:

vintage airline tags by lisa congdon / more art here

aplaceforart:

vintage airline tags by lisa congdon / more art here

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belaquadros:

Titti Garelli

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gingerblivet:

do-you-have-a-flag:

I watch this disturbing video every easter

The entirely pastel backgrounds are what make this a masterpiece. 

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asylum-art:

 LIGHT is TIME at Triennale di Milano, during the period of Milan Design Week. by Tsuyoshi Tane

The design of the “installation art” was developed by Tsuyoshi Tane(DGT), a renowned Paris-based architect, together with CITIZEN’s in-house design team. Celebrating the theme of “LIGHT is TIME,” the installation is comprised of the main plates — the main movement plate that forms the foundation of all watches. The 80,000 main plates suspended in air create an inspirational space for our exhibition at Triennale di Milano

asylum-art:

Photo-Realistic Fashion Illustrations from CJ Hendry

CJ Hendry is an incredibly talented illustrator. Employing dozens of pens to make giant illustrations of different objects with thousands of dots, discover the full extent of the talent of the artist in pictures and video.

See more of her work, including her co-passion for drawing animal skulls, on Instagram.