Photo by Avedon from Harper's Bazaar, April 1958.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011
Photos by Eric Morin from Elle Decoration.
I've been scanning a pile of papers I ripped from magazines years ago and I found this rather gorgeous apartment from Elle Decoration from some time in the early 2000s. The London flat of Shaun Clarkson, a nightclub designer, and his partner, Paul Brewster, a fashion forecaster, is a symphony of purples with splashes of oranges and reds.
Illustrations by Matthew Gouig from Robert Anton Wilson's Right Where You Are Sitting Now, 1982.
While staying at my parent's friend's farm in Massachusetts last week, I was wandering around their large library when I came across this book. Immediately drawn to the psychedelic futurism of the cover, I borrowed it and when reading it realised that it was full of the most remarkable illustrations.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, July 1978.
After a very odd week that started with my first earthquake and with my first hurricane raging outside right now, I am more than content to hole up in my apartment watching Dynasty all day- though I wish I had a heavily mustached man to make Mexican "tortilla pockets" with!
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
Lio is a European pop sensation! She is pure candy... an irresistable confection! Almost too, too sweet. And if the chilly British libido doesn't warm to Lio tout de suite, then something's very wrong.
Lio photographed by Jean-Pierre Novak from The Face, May 1981.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
"Building boats is building your own way of life afloat. Yachts have been thought of too strictly as just a means of transport, a kind of basic spartan object with no reference to style and true human dimensions. A boat should be practical and comfortable. Everything in design whether on a boat or dry land should help towards that feeling of security that one's living place should give. With most designing, there's a cross-fertilisation of ideas - techniques used in houses, hotels, company offices can be applied on boats although of course special finishes and building techniques have to be developed too." - Jon Bannenberg
Wheelhouse of Heron III, first to have anti-glare and solar diffusing glass sides and roof. Leather panels demountable, all surfaces smooth, making wheelhouse both easy to maintain and safe in rough weather.
Owener's bathroom, working surfaces Amtico vinyl formed into soft curves.
Saloon, all walls demountable panels of leather and suede with padded edges. Oval windows, a new design, with roller blinds sandwiched between internal and external surfaces. Hydraulic table. Plexi-glass and aluminium dining chairs stowed in slots behind sofa.
Bedroom for Greek client who has a large collection of Oriental objects. The freestanding television set is mounted on bed platform. Sliding screens reveal bathroom of anodised aluminium with lacquered cornice and marble block washbasin.
Jon Bannenberg with his younger son, Cam. Red fireplace, one of 18 designed for National Coal board: stove-enamelled cast-iron jointed sections, made to be a wall-unit as here or freestanding with flue set centrally.
Photos by James Mortimer from Vogue UK, September 15, 1972.
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
June Vincent, of Hollywood, in fine white Sanfordized cotton broadcloth piped in navy blue. About $11. Peck and Peck.
Jinx Falkenberg in white rayon crepe with navy blue banding, buttoned down the side of the short tennis skirt. About $23. Lord and Taylor; Rich's, Atlanta; Burdine's, Miami.
June Vincent in a dirndly little girl dress of white Sanfordized cotton broadcloth with embroidered sleevebands and waistband - and the barest of ruffled collars tied with the tiniest of string bows. About $12. Best.
Photos by Engstead from Harper's Bazaar, June 1944.
Spending the weekend in New Hampshire at the 100th anniversary of the camp I went to for five years as a young girl- my first time back here since I was 13. Just as gorgeous as I remembered- and luckily this time I am not being forced to wear brown and white polyester seersucker!