Posts Tagged ‘ HISTORY ’


October 16, 2010

bojagi!!! what a fantastic word for a fantastic object! in typical quilt-like fashion, bojagi were made from leftover scraps of fabric or old clothes, but instead of providing warmth, they were used by the average korean to wrap and carry other objects. when used as a food covering, the backside was lined with oiled...
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breaker breaker

October 11, 2010

the breaker boys of the pennsylvania coal mines sifted through piles of coal picking out chunks of rock and slate and breaking larger pieces of coal into smaller, more manageable pieces. the breakers were used from the 1860s-1920s, despite public protests due to their age (as young as nine!). many children were injured or...
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round and round she goes!

August 15, 2010

channeling the simplicity of the color wheel while doing some sketches for a HUGE upcoming project…’s some inspiration:
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July 15, 2010

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oldest shoe ever!!!

June 10, 2010

WOAH! found in armenia, 5,500 years old!!! that’s older than the pyramids AND stonehenge!!! check it out
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kissssss meeeeee

April 22, 2010

Francesco Hayez, The Kiss, 1859.
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plant love

April 20, 2010

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luck of the

March 18, 2010

as much as i hate st. patrick’s day, these are pretty fucking awesome photochroms of ireland from between 1890 and 1900 courtesy of the library of congress flickr. i accidentally wore green today- no joke! happy st. paddy’s!
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old ass flowers

March 6, 2010

beautiful reign on esty is selling incredibly well preserved rosettes from the 10s and 20s, some that are still attached to the original tissue paper! that huge sheet is going for $1200, a pretty penny for some pretty little ribbon flowers. i can’t believe how gorgeous these are after all these years! she has...
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oh, the turbanity!

February 27, 2010

i wore a scarf on my head again today and got thinking about turbans…ever seen the lofty blue turbans of the nihang sikhs? quite impressive! the nihangs are an order of sikhs known for their bravery and successful military endeavors, especially when outnumbered. they carry spears and knives, even during peacetime. do you think...
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