Posts Tagged ‘ nypl ’

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

October 31, 2011

best holiday ever! i had a cold all weekend but still managed to stay up late as cheech & chong with nico; be a zombified fashion blogger at the zombie nightlife party at the academy of sciences; watch the first season of the walking dead; make delicious vegan popcorn balls; and find these spooky halloweeeeeeen...
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gay is good!

June 29, 2011

i was wowed to tears friday night when i heard that gay marriage had been approved in new york, now the 7th state in the country that allows same-sex marriage! quite disappointing when it was repealed in california, but incredible that our gay friends in new york can finally be official!!! just in time...
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bookworms

April 26, 2011

trying to psyche everyone up with ideas for the bookbinding workshop this weekend with some posts about books! here are some covers from the nypl’s collection of Dust Jackets from American and European Books, 1926-1947 to get your bookbrains going!
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wish list part 2: give BIG!

December 20, 2010

despite all buzzing around shopping and baking right now, it’s also one of the best times to remember to give back to our communities! making a donation in someone’s name is always way cooler than an unnecessary picture frame or doodad. here are a few organizations you should support this holiday season: the national...
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deckacards

November 19, 2010

WOW these playing cards from the william barclay parsons collection at the nypl make me really want to play go fish with some engineers. these aren’t dated, but a similar set in the collection is from 1702!!! check out the crazy pulley system on the 5 of clubs!!!
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BE STRONG

July 15, 2010

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nice handiwork

February 2, 2010

yet another gem of the digital collection of the new york public library, the peasant art of subcarpathian russia published in 1926. great inspiration for patterns, embroidery, and your (and my) spring gypsy looks.
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naturally

January 15, 2010

Yet another gem in the New York Public Library digital collections are the textile designs and drawings of E.A. Seguy. Absolutely stunning in their use of color, shape, pattern! Don’t you just want to wallpaper your house in this? I’m not even loving the bugs or butterflies that much, but I’m still so blown...
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melting pot

November 21, 2009

ruthenian woman i love looking at the new york public library’s digital galleries. check out these fantastic portraits from their collection of images from ellis island taken between 1902 and 1914. really makes me wish we still dressed traditionally. isn’t america beautiful? guadeloupean woman german stowaway (!!!) laplander children (possibly swedish) romanian piper italian...
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