Stuff I like, stuff I make

ancientpeoples:

Floor tile
Roman Britain, 1st-4th century ADProbably from London
Inscribed with a sketch of a lighthouse
The sketch appears to show a pharos, a Roman lighthouse. Two such lighthouses flanked the Roman harbour at Dover, the main base of the British fleet. The sketch was scratched onto the tile before firing.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

Floor tile

Roman Britain, 1st-4th century AD
Probably from London

Inscribed with a sketch of a lighthouse

The sketch appears to show a pharos, a Roman lighthouse. Two such lighthouses flanked the Roman harbour at Dover, the main base of the British fleet. The sketch was scratched onto the tile before firing.

Source: British Museum

Dolores del Rio: A Mexican from a affluent family, Dolores set out to become an actress after her family lost their wealth after the Mexican Revolutionary War. She may not be a household name, but in Mexico she is the quintessential face of femininity and is considered something of mythical status throughout Latin America. Even Marlene Dietrich considered her friend Dolores “The most beautiful woman”. Before Rita Hayworth, it was Dolores that was wrapped around Orson Welles arm. She was popular with American audiences in the 20s, 30s and 40s, and starred alongside Fred and Ginger, Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, James Stewart and even Elvis Presley. But once it became hard to find good roles and make box office hits in Hollywood, she left to Mexico to revive her film career. She didn’t come back to Hollywood until the 60s. (X)

I would also add that in Estee Lauder’s autobiography, Dolores del Rio is credited with being one of the first to wear the iconic YOUTH DEW saying it drove men wild.

(Source: bellecs, via vintagegal)

crfashionbook:


VOODOO BRIDE
"One person’s craziness is another person’s reality"―Tim Burton

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crfashionbook:

VOODOO BRIDE

"One person’s craziness is another person’s reality"―Tim Burton

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instagram:

@elenikalorkoti’s Strange and Stylish Illustrations

For more chicly drawn sorceresses, witches and space travelers, follow @elenikalorkoti.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Eleni Kalorkoti’s (@elenikalorkoti) inspiration for the strange and stylish characters she illustrates comes from eclectic sources including ’70s cinema, “Columbo” and dance costumes by Oskar Schlemmer. “Last week I went to see a David Bowie exhibition,” she says, “and now I want to draw everyone wearing quilted jumpsuits.”

For Eleni, Instagram provides an opportunity to share inspiration as well as works in progress. “It’s nice to get some feedback on something after working on it alone in your room all day,” she says. “It’s also a great place to share someone else’s work and hopefully send some new people their way.”

playbill:

TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1931, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. says goodbye to the Ziegfeld Follies, as the final installment of the great showman’s legendary revue opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 stars Helen Morgan, Harry Richman and Buck and Bubbles. There will be 165 performances.

For more on the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931, including a look inside a Playbill from the production, visit PlaybillVault.com.

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Trevor Drummond
Tumblr: littlebrickbox.com

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Trevor Drummond

Tumblr: littlebrickbox.com

Polka dots. Still way cool. #Fashion statement

Polka dots. Still way cool. #Fashion statement