Posts Tagged ‘ HISTORY ’

"but paris was a very old city and we were young"

February 24, 2010

trina gave me a moveable feast for my birthday, so i’ve been walking the streets of 1920s paris with ernest and friends for the past few days. the jfk library in boston has the ultimate archive of hemingway manuscripts, photos, and correspondence. don’t you wish you could walk the quais and check out books...
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be mine?

February 14, 2010

happy valentine’s day! some inspiration from a book about the history of valentines for all you lovers out there. hope your day is full of love, no matter what size, shape, or form!
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match made in heaven

February 8, 2010

have been really inspired lately by the partnership between designer paul poiret and artist raoul dufy. dufy’s splashy color and pattern translated so well into textiles for poiret’s sophisticated designs and obsession with orientalism and freedom from the corset. dufy’s work has such personality! time to throw an arabian nights party….
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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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don’t point that thing at me!

January 30, 2010

via nypl
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touche!

January 21, 2010

lynn & horst just blogged about fencing– what a coincidence! i was just passing by the golden gate fencing center, conveniently located a block from my house, and wondering how i would go about getting involved in such a sport…i could look like this: images via anjalouise, loc, shorpy, and nypl
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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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merry christmas, dahling!

December 25, 2009

it’s christmas eve and my mom and i are getting ready to prep for tomorrow’s giant meal of filipino deliciousness- chicken adobo, pansit, and my favorite coconut rice cake, bibingka! but before we do that, i’m teaching her how to tweet and helping her run the etsy store…aka looking at fabulous images of fashionable...
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sex sells

December 24, 2009


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worth about a million bucks

December 23, 2009

my dad got me tickets to see million dollar quartet at the apollo theater last night. so rad! the show’s about a night in december 1956, where elvis, johnny cash, carl perkins, and jerry lee lewis all happened to be at the sun records studios at the same time and spontaneously recorded a jam...
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