alexander mcqueen f/w 2010, his final collection before his death: a dress inspired by byzantine art, evident in a painting of the virgin mary sewn as a pattern on the dress
[curls up in a tiny ball and screeches]
Český granát | Bohemian garnet
Bohemian garnet, which can only be found in Bohemia, has always maintained a unique position among other garnet stones due to its unique, fiery red colour and the light refraction.
Emperor Rudolph II had many extraordinary pieces in his collection and the jewellery using Bohemian garnet has become increasingly popular, not only in the country of origin, but also across the frontiers of Bohemia - even adorning the dresses of Russian tsarinas.
The present-day manufacturer Granat Turnov has been continuing the tradition and spreading their publicity abroad. You can see samples of Bohemian garnet jewellery on the displays of renowned fine jewellery shops not only in Europe but all over the world.
Joseph Sattler, from The dance of Death.
From Modern illustration, by Joseph Pennell, London, 1895.
This arm ring binds you in loyalty to me, your lord. Your chieftain. Any oath that you swear on this ring must be honored and kept.
“The stories we tell about ourselves—and the ways we tell them—inform our sense of who we are, where we belong in an enormous and intricate world.”
Fun fact: Most of the shoes featured in Marie Antoinette (2006) were specially designed for the film by Manolo Blahnik.
Gillian Anderson as Morticia Addams
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?
You will be tonight at 10/9c…
Piero Fornasetti’s Duomo Sommerso (submerged Duomo) folding screen, by Fornasetti Milano, ca.1950s. Printed, lacquered, and painted by hand. / Arhitectural Digest
Marcin Bialas is a Polish artist who’s specialized in etchings and drawings in black an white. Among his large production, a recurring theme is dissected buildings and surreal constructions, such as infinite staircases and labyrinthine interiors, an atemporal combination of G.B. Piranesi and Brodsky/Utkin prints. The structures seem unfinished, yet already in ruin, able to plunge the viewer into an uncomfortable feeling. Somewhere between nightmares and theatrical settings, Marcin Bialas’ retro drawings explore the dramatic potential of different projections and points of view.