From “Song Birds as Neighbors,” c. 1920s.

Joan Miró


Beautiful Illustrations by Gemma Capdevila


downstairs in Galeria de Paris (Porto, Portugal) by Gail at Large + Image Legacy on Flickr.

Livraria Bertrand@Chiado by n’yy on Flickr.

Oliver Bar cabinet / BOLIA Oliver Bar cabinet / BOLIA
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Body Language by Magdalena Franczuk

on Behance, Facebook

Body Language tells the story about the relation between physiology and intimacy. What is the true love feeling compared to biology reactions?

(via dianespotting)


The dolls originated in the US during the Victorian era, around 1860 and were called Frozen Charlottes, (or Charlie for males), dolls. The dolls were made in response to the enormous popularity of a song, “Fair Charlotte“, which was based on an 1843 poem penned by Maine journalist, Seba Smith, entitled, “A Corpse Going to a Ball.”
There is some debate as to wether Smith’s poem [Fair Charlotte] was simply a cautionary tale or based on an actual incident. Whatever the origins, the poem and ballad served as a cautionary tale to young ladies about the dangers of vanity and not heeding your parents.
He took her hand into his own, twas cold as any stone He tore the veil from off her face and the cold stars on her shone And quick into the lighted hall her lifeless form he bore Fair Charlotte was a frozen corpse and a word she ne’er spoke more He took her back into the sleigh and quickly hurried home And when he came to her father’s door oh how her parents moaned They mourned the loss of their daughter dear while Charles wept o’er their gloom Until at length, Charles died of grief and they both lay in one tomb

(via Don’t Talk So Much: The Macabre History of the Frozen Charlottes | prettyawfulthings)

Quiver with knife and fork of Maria Zuberin, 1590. Wood: Netherlands or Niederrhein. Hardware and cutlery: silver, gold plated, iron, probably Switzerland. Museum für angewandte Kunst, Köln. Mehr in deutsch hier.
The fork was used only to pick up the meat, people did eat with their fingers. Forks as we know them prevailed in the 18th century.

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail.
The blade reads: “Che la mia ferita sia mortale" 
- or roughly: “may all your wounds be mortal”.

Llevar navaja siempre es conveniente


Introducing the collector / the daughter of the scientist…on the blog!

Pictures by Amanda Nara, 2009

Model/style: Me


falling snow by ~Ellis~ on Flickr.

MEASURE /  Fabrice Le Nezet Weight, Distance, Angle…I… MEASURE /  Fabrice Le Nezet
Weight, Distance, Angle…I worked here on a physical representation of the idea of measure. The objective was to ‘materialize’ tension in a sense, to make the notions of weight, distance and angle palpable…This work lies in the context of my search for purification around raw materials such as concrete and metal. This is why I played with simple shapes which catch light and transcend the volume structure.
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