I can not believe these shoes. Follow the link for larger image. Thanks ...trialsanderrors
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
This is a paper doll by Margaret Evans Price who was a big influence on Mary Englebreit.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
I started watching Parenthood for the set designs (plus I am a fan of Lauren Graham). Now I have to have a table out in our back yard with a white string light canopy. The set designs are by Steven Jordan.
They also have a beautiful night-dining table in the opening credits for Brothers & Sisters:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I have been obsessed with vintage paper dolls lately. It started when I was reading about 20th century women illustrators and I didn't realize HOW MANY women designed paper dolls. I can hardly keep them straight. Frances Tipton Hunter, Emma Musselman, Lucy Fitch Perkins, Gertrude Kay, Rose O'Neil, Grace Drayton, Jessie Louise Taylor, Shiela Young, Ruth E Newton, Margaret Evans Price, Corrine Ringel Bailey, Janet Laura Scott, Fern Bisel Peat, Emma McKean, Berta and Elmer Hader, Maxine McCaffrey, Hilda Miloche, Orphah Klinker, Betty Nye Marshall, Helen Pettes, Betty Bell Rea, Frances Brundage, Queen Holden. I'm trying to say you can't really study early women illustrators without looking at paper dolls. There are a few that are really good, a couple are breathtaking, and many are beautiful and colorful illustrations.
Picasa (also search "paper dolls")
Flickr Vintage Paper Dolls Pool
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Everybody Was So Young
This is the story about Gerald and Sara Murphy, expatriate Americans who moved to the French Riviera and became friends with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter among others. They made life a work of art but they also faced great tragedy with courage. They invented sunbathing. You may also like to read "Living Well is the Best Revenge"Calvin Tomkins' account of the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy.
"It was like a great fair, and everybody was so young." ~ Sara Murphy
via Pigtown blog