Samstag, 21. Mai 2011

The Beast Within


Freitag, 20. Mai 2011

The Mad Tea Party

Looove it, from lovesick bunnies, or Blaue Blume tea service, to wonderlandish cutlery... what a mad tea-party that would be.

"Tina Tsang graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2005 in illustration and animation. Her diverse background that includes film, painting, animation,photography, costume design, fashion design and trend forecasting has enabled her to have a broad understanding of aesthetics and trends within the design world. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to designing and feels that her experience in many design disciplines helps enrich the quality and depth of her work." via

Travelling Dreams

I love this! I want such a beautiful map on the walls of my bedroom, to guide my dreams through voyages and travelling adventures.

Oriental Dreams

The secret world of the harems was inspiration for myths of opulence, sensuousness and indulgence.
One of the most famous stories is the one about Roxelana, Odaliske and later first wife of Süleyman the Magnificent.

"Nightfall came quickly. A eunuch escorted Hürrem to Sultan Süleyman’s bedroom. The eunuch tapped on the door three times before it opened.

“Come in my beauty,” exclaimed the Sultan as the door shut tight behind them.

When morning came Sultan Süleyman danced out of bed and began preparing for his day. He then noticed Hürrem’s morning stir, and suddenly dropped everything to rejoin her in bed.

“Hürrem,” he said, “come back tonight and every night. I have fallen in love with you!"
found here

Hermann Fenner Behmer
Francesco Paolo Michetti

Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2011

Drunkenly Aware

“The aim of life is to live, & to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” (Henry Miller)

Sonntag, 15. Mai 2011

Freitag, 13. Mai 2011

Gone With The Wind

“The Curtain Dress, symbol of Scarlett’s will to survive, was worn in three scenes: the jail scene in which Scarlett asks Rhett for financial assistance, the scene in which Scarlett walks through the Atlanta streets with Mammy, and the scene in which Scarlett meets Frank Kennedy.

Also known as the Drapery Dress and the Portieres Dress, the dress has a moss green velvet over-skirt that parts in the front to reveal a chartreuse velvet underskirt. It has fitted sleeves with a semi-cape on the left shoulder and a drapery cord belt.The color of the dress presented Plunkett with several problems. It had to suit the color of Vivien Leigh’s eyes and it had to conform to Technicolor specifications. Furthermore, it had to look as if it were made from the draperies at Tara. So the dress was aged as if the sun had faded the material.

The replica of the green curtain dress worn by Scarlett O’Hara was made of 16 yards of Italian cotton velveteen. The silk tassels and cording were reproduced by Scalamandre of New York. The dress took over 200 hours to complete, from April 22 to July 8, 1986. The original is also housed at the Ransom Center.

Replication Project Director: Sister Mary Elizabeth Joyce, Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas

Designers: Carrie Harrell and Jan Hevenor”

Donnerstag, 12. Mai 2011

Ever Inspiring Iris Apfel

I love her bold use of color, her huge jewelry, her individual mixture of items. And especially her great sense of humor that shines through every piece of her work of style: interior or fashion, style up, be individual, be bold, brave and don't take things too serious.
Pictures of her amazing home
Look at all those monkeys on the picture below. I love such little "theme-corners".

And yayyy... isn't she adorable?!
more here

Sonntag, 8. Mai 2011

Sonntag, 1. Mai 2011

Illustrated Skin

Fun and cute tattoos which make me smile.

Found here