A Curated Miscellaneum

So, apparently I picked up a bunch of new minions followers over the weekend. This amuses me because I neglected to post or reblog anything at all yesterday.

Welcome to all of you, and thank you for following my blog!


Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)

engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

stunningpicture:

A Redditor asked me to create one of my ballpoint pen and gold leaf pieces for him. Here is Wisdom!

stunningpicture:

A Redditor asked me to create one of my ballpoint pen and gold leaf pieces for him. Here is Wisdom!

vmagazine:

Namibia’s Hipsters: From the sapeurs of Kinshasa, the fashionistas of Lagos and to the streets of Jozi, vintage style is trending in Africa.   

Designer, tailor and stylist Lourens Loux Gebhardt of Loux the Vintage Guru is now collaborating with Khumbala, a group of stylists and designers from Johannesburg, to launch a street-style website that seeks to inspire Africans to step out in style and introduce them to the merits of vintage fashion.

A fashion revolution in the making; “When we collaborate we call ourselves LIA (Love is African), and we’re currently playing a big part by simply inspiring fashionistas around the African continent.”

Usually decked out in well-cut 60’s suits, tweed jackets, round spectacles and trilby hats, Lourens explains, “Many people aren’t interested in wearing vintage, they just see it as used clothing… I manage to dress myself cheaply and end up looking like a million bucks.”

photos: ©Harness Hamese and ©Lukas Amakali. all rights reserved

h/t The Guardian

arstekne:

Apolo and Daphne (1622-25) by Gianlorenzo Bernini


Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2014 photographed by Jackie Nickerson

Trashbag couture.

Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2014 photographed by Jackie Nickerson

Trashbag couture.

europeanarchitecture:

Lincoln Cathedral choir, U.K. (by Paulo Dykes)

europeanarchitecture:

Lincoln Cathedral choir, U.K. (by Paulo Dykes)

thewandw:

A gentleman brought this into the store and didn’t want anything for it. He only requested that we give a bit to charity when we sell it. So that’s what we’re going to do. 50% of the sale price will be donated to a charity of the buyers choosing. It’s an early 1800s tropical bird display that has been rehoused in this modern case. Find it now at www.theweirdandwonderful.com

thewandw:

A gentleman brought this into the store and didn’t want anything for it. He only requested that we give a bit to charity when we sell it. So that’s what we’re going to do. 50% of the sale price will be donated to a charity of the buyers choosing. It’s an early 1800s tropical bird display that has been rehoused in this modern case. Find it now at www.theweirdandwonderful.com