July282011
This huipil, made for a child is from Chiapas Mexico.

This huipil, made for a child is from Chiapas Mexico.

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calantheandthenightingale:

Children Running from a Thunderstorm by Konstantin  Makovsky (1839 - 1915)

calantheandthenightingale:

Children Running from a Thunderstorm by Konstantin Makovsky (1839 - 1915)

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"You must be a great sorceress". (ca. 1901) 

Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915 — Artist , Pen and ink drawings for The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

"You must be a great sorceress". (ca. 1901)

Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915 — Artist , Pen and ink drawings for The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

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Ray Jerome Baker (1880–1972) was an American photographer, film maker and lecture, especially noteworthy as a pioneering photographer, and in particular for his studies portraying the people of Hawaii.

Ray Jerome Baker (1880–1972) was an American photographer, film maker and lecture, especially noteworthy as a pioneering photographer, and in particular for his studies portraying the people of Hawaii.

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July272011
miles davis

miles davis

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lifesuperfan:

Life…

lifesuperfan:

Life…

(Source: namastechick)

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Vintage Vanity Fair Deco Magazine

Vintage Vanity Fair Deco Magazine

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Rufus Sewel aka Detective Aurelio Zen

Rufus Sewel aka Detective Aurelio Zen

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miss-mary-quite-contrary:

Las Pozas is near the village of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, a seven-hour   drive north of Mexico City. In the early 1940s, James went to Los   Angeles, and then decided that he “wanted a Garden of Eden set up …   and I saw that Mexico was far more romantic” and had “far more room  than  there is in crowded Southern California.”
Between 1949 and  1984, James built thirty-six concrete follies -  palaces, temples and  pagodas, including the House on Three Floors Which  Will in Fact Have  Five or Four or Six, the House with a Roof like a  Whale, and the  Staircase to Heaven. There were also plantings and beds  full of tropical  plants, including orchids - there were, apparently,  29,000 at Las Pozas  at one time - and a variety of small casas (homes),  niches, and pens  that held exotic birds and wild animals from the  world over. Massive  sculptures up to four stories tall punctuate the  site. The many trails  throughout the garden site are composed of steps,  ramps, bridges and  narrow, winding walkways that traverse the valley  walls. Construction of  Las Pozas cost more than $5 million. To pay for  it, James sold his  collection of Surrealist art at auction.

miss-mary-quite-contrary:

Las Pozas is near the village of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, a seven-hour drive north of Mexico City. In the early 1940s, James went to Los Angeles, and then decided that he “wanted a Garden of Eden set up … and I saw that Mexico was far more romantic” and had “far more room than there is in crowded Southern California.”

Between 1949 and 1984, James built thirty-six concrete follies - palaces, temples and pagodas, including the House on Three Floors Which Will in Fact Have Five or Four or Six, the House with a Roof like a Whale, and the Staircase to Heaven. There were also plantings and beds full of tropical plants, including orchids - there were, apparently, 29,000 at Las Pozas at one time - and a variety of small casas (homes), niches, and pens that held exotic birds and wild animals from the world over. Massive sculptures up to four stories tall punctuate the site. The many trails throughout the garden site are composed of steps, ramps, bridges and narrow, winding walkways that traverse the valley walls. Construction of Las Pozas cost more than $5 million. To pay for it, James sold his collection of Surrealist art at auction.