February52011
petitpoulailler:

yama-bato: 1915 Fritz Capelari: Returning Home in the Rain

petitpoulailler:

yama-bato: 1915 Fritz Capelari: Returning Home in the Rain

(via artemisdreaming)

9AM
journalofanobody:

I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to return. — Frida Kahlo

journalofanobody:

I hope the exit is joyful. And I hope never to return.
Frida Kahlo

9AM
artemisdreaming:

Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th centuryAttributed to RyûsaJapaneseCarved ivory
H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm), Diam. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910 (10.211.1271)

The openwork, lacelike effect of this netsuke is named after Ryûsa, the carver credited with inventing this technique. The piece, carved on a lathe, is hollowed out. The dark, shadowy interior contrasts with the lighter surfaces of ivory, carved in high relief, and the stippled surface that here appears as mist, creating a sense of recessive space within the confines of this netsuke’s two-inch diameter. metmuseum

artemisdreaming:

Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century
Attributed to Ryûsa
Japanese
Carved ivory

H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm), Diam. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910 (10.211.1271)

The openwork, lacelike effect of this netsuke is named after Ryûsa, the carver credited with inventing this technique. The piece, carved on a lathe, is hollowed out. The dark, shadowy interior contrasts with the lighter surfaces of ivory, carved in high relief, and the stippled surface that here appears as mist, creating a sense of recessive space within the confines of this netsuke’s two-inch diameter. metmuseum



(via studyincontrasts)

9AM
February42011
thomerama:

Kirill Satsouk

thomerama:

Kirill Satsouk

9AM
Children’s book illustrated by  Emanuel Schongut. The title is Elidore and the Golden Ball, author Georgess McHargue, published by Dodd, Mead & Company 1973

Children’s book illustrated by Emanuel Schongut. The title is Elidore and the Golden Ball, author Georgess McHargue, published by Dodd, Mead & Company 1973

9AM
Art Nouveau - via  Alphonse’s Room

Art Nouveau - via Alphonse’s Room

8AM
oldhollywood:

Katharine Hepburn on the MGM lot during the filming of Without Love (1945)
Calvin Klein: Your style, did it come from you? Or was it someone else that influenced you?
KH: No, no one influenced me. I think that I must have been very self-conscious about my appearance, that I wanted to present something that looked as though it had just come out of the woods or something, and everyone thought, ‘I’ve never seen anything like that before.’
I liked to look as if I didn’t give a damn. I think you should pretend you don’t care … but it’s the most outrageous pretense. I said to Garbo once, ‘I bet it takes us longer to look as if we hadn’t made any effort than it does someone else to come in beautifully dressed.’
CK: Were you influenced by any of the men you knew at that time?
KH: No! I never dressed up for any man. If I thought he cared how I looked, I would have thought he was a fool. I really would have.
The men dressed for me, you know. Nobody ever made a pass at me unless I fully expected them to and welcomed the notion.
CK: Good for you.
KH: I’m rather a forbidding character.
-excerpted from Washington Post Magazine interview (March 9th, 1986)

oldhollywood:

Katharine Hepburn on the MGM lot during the filming of Without Love (1945)

Calvin Klein: Your style, did it come from you? Or was it someone else that influenced you?

KH: No, no one influenced me. I think that I must have been very self-conscious about my appearance, that I wanted to present something that looked as though it had just come out of the woods or something, and everyone thought, ‘I’ve never seen anything like that before.’

I liked to look as if I didn’t give a damn. I think you should pretend you don’t care … but it’s the most outrageous pretense. I said to Garbo once, ‘I bet it takes us longer to look as if we hadn’t made any effort than it does someone else to come in beautifully dressed.’

CK: Were you influenced by any of the men you knew at that time?

KH: No! I never dressed up for any man. If I thought he cared how I looked, I would have thought he was a fool. I really would have.

The men dressed for me, you know. Nobody ever made a pass at me unless I fully expected them to and welcomed the notion.

CK: Good for you.

KH: I’m rather a forbidding character.

-excerpted from Washington Post Magazine interview (March 9th, 1986)

8AM
LA FEMME CHIC MAGAZINE COVER - 1924, via  mica12244art

LA FEMME CHIC MAGAZINE COVER - 1924, via mica12244art

8AM
Textile design by G C Haite, produced by G P & J Baker in 1890. via  The Textile Blog

Textile design by G C Haite, produced by G P & J Baker in 1890. via The Textile Blog