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fuckyeahbookarts:

William Morris (1834–1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and utopian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts MovementMorris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his career. He devoted much of the latter half of his life to the Kelmscott Press, which he founded in 1891. Kelmscott was devoted to the publishing of limited-edition, illuminated-style print books. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is considered a masterpiece of book design.

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ziegfeldgirl:

Artificial left arm, Europe 1850.

ziegfeldgirl:

Artificial left arm, Europe 1850.

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ornamentedbeing:

I’m creating a mood board to show my rommate an idea on how our flat could look so I thought I would share a few of my favourites!

Our flat came with lovely cream couches and we have a awesome shabby antique-y brown table which is amazing. I thought the pillows that have the cursive scroll could bring out the different colours of the table.

I originally thought it would be fun to find an old antique crate and turn it on it’s side and stick an old lamp on it but I found a weird bendy table that fits nicely and has storage.

Our walk way also has a few long tables. I’m thinking about antiquing some pictures frames and putting my antique letters. Maybe some photos of the both of us on the shelves? Just an idea ;D

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ornamentedbeing:

It”s beautiful with such a dark macabre twist! I love this project! 

ornamentedbeing:

It”s beautiful with such a dark macabre twist! I love this project! 

04:38 am: cakespeare166 notes

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ornamentedbeing:

Libraries are the most beautiful places on Earth. 

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ornamentedbeing:

Oh seriously can you imagine just opening a trunk and finding these beauties? 

“A young photographer of a bit over 20 years old cleans up in the old family villa - and finds a trousseau of 14 high fashion robes of his grandmother. This is particularly wonderful - and even more as this young man is the sond of Lucchino Visconti and grandson of Carla Erba.”

This is just me but I really don’t like the way the gowns are just casually hung up. Some of them look so fragile!

EDIT: I guess I need to explain that comment above since someone is having issues understanding what that means. Dresses like that are meant to be preserved. They can be displayed properly or wrapped in acid free paper and placed in an archival box. (That is how museums store their extant pieces and how collectors preserve them.)

A few of the garments (three  of the dresses I am referring to are not shown on my blog) were cut on the bias. You have to be careful with bias cut dresses because they can be easily damaged due to stretching. (I’m not saying they were damaged during this shoot. Just that bias cut dresses  are more likely to be damaged due to improper hanging than say a boned Victorian bodice.)  I plan to major in Museum Studies so when I see beautiful extant pieces like this I get sad. Especially since these pieces are so rich in history. 

Name calling is unnecessary and childish. 

This Tumblr is great. I won’t ever understand why people who are ill-informed feel the need to spout their ~opinions~ all the time.

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