bntailor:

Blue Linen Suit & Paisley Silk Tie

bntailor:

Blue Linen Suit & Paisley Silk Tie

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Victorian Garden

Victorian Garden

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gurafiku:

Japanese Art: Misty Day in Nikko. Hiroshi Yoshida. 1937

gurafiku:

Japanese Art: Misty Day in Nikko. Hiroshi Yoshida. 1937

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purenardwoodworking:

Apple Blossom Jewelry Box

 

            This piece was commissioned by a man whose wife already owned older English cottage furniture that had been passed down through the family.  I wanted to do something subtle yet bold ; something that would catch the eye of anyone who would walk into the room, but not anything too outlandish.  Since I was given full license to design this is what I came up with:  solid American Walnut legs shaped from one piece of 1 ½” walnut,  mortise and tenon construction for strength and hidden joints, and custom bent panels to match the radius of the legs, then topped off with marquetry that wraps to the sides of the box.  For subtlety I used a darker walnut burl for the background of the panels and the top.  The veneers used in the marquetry include died white sycamore, dyed green maple, mahogany, and macassar ebony.  The interior of the box, the drawer, and the removable dividers are all made from solid maple and the bottom is lined with black velvet.  The hinges are made from solid brass and are fully concealed when the box is closed.  Everything was sanded to 320 grit then coated with two coats of shellac, two coats of vinyl sealer, then finally two coats of conversion varnish 

The marquetry drawing and design comes from an apple blossom.  The meaning of the customers name is soft, gentle, sweet, or in some places it means apple. 

Features:

·         Solid Walnut Frame mortise and tenon for strength

·         Gorgeous hand chosen Black Walnut veneer on panels and top

·         Custom apple blossom marquetry and inlay

·         Radius shaped legs and vacuum pressed panels

·         Completely natural color

·         Natural solid Maple interior

·         Removable dividers for maximum storage options

·         Solid Brass SOSS hinges fully concealed

·         Conversion Varnish Finish

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nickelcobalt:

lnsee:

Liverano grey

why jake look like he about to drop the hottest mixtape of 2k14

nickelcobalt:

lnsee:

Liverano grey

why jake look like he about to drop the hottest mixtape of 2k14

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magictransistor:

Cecil Beaton, Mick Jagger & Anita Pallenberg

magictransistor:

Cecil Beaton, Mick Jagger & Anita Pallenberg

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oldbookillustrations:

A gaping-wide-mouth-waddling frog.

From The Buckle my shoe picture book, written and illustrated by Walter Crane, London, 1910.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

A gaping-wide-mouth-waddling frog.

From The Buckle my shoe picture book, written and illustrated by Walter Crane, London, 1910.

(Source: archive.org)

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ufansius:

Secretary Cabinet - Roger van der Cruse, aka La Croix, circa 1760.

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centralparknyc:

This post comes to us from our friends at The New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for History. They are located across Fifth Avenue from the Conservatory Garden, and find inspiration in our plantings for their Facebook and blog posts. Most recently they were inspired by our irises and wrote about the early American medical uses for this common native plant.

This week we’re enjoying irises in Central Park. Jacob Bigelow (1786-1879) included the native iris, Iris versicolor or Blue Flag, in his “American Medical Botany,” 1817-1820. Bigelow noted its use as a cathartic and diuretic. “American Medical Botany” was an early American botanical as well as an early instance of color printing in America. The plates were actually printed in color, rather than being colored by hand afterwards.

Thanks to NYAM for letting us republish these cool and informative posts! Be on the watch for more in the future!

centralparknyc:

This post comes to us from our friends at The New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for History. They are located across Fifth Avenue from the Conservatory Garden, and find inspiration in our plantings for their Facebook and blog posts. Most recently they were inspired by our irises and wrote about the early American medical uses for this common native plant.

This week we’re enjoying irises in Central Park. Jacob Bigelow (1786-1879) included the native iris, Iris versicolor or Blue Flag, in his “American Medical Botany,” 1817-1820. Bigelow noted its use as a cathartic and diuretic. “American Medical Botany” was an early American botanical as well as an early instance of color printing in America. The plates were actually printed in color, rather than being colored by hand afterwards.

Thanks to NYAM for letting us republish these cool and informative posts! Be on the watch for more in the future!

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voyagevisuelle:

Gilded cuffs by Elena Kougianou ~ VoyageVisuelle ✿⊱╮

voyagevisuelle:

Gilded cuffs by Elena Kougianou ~ VoyageVisuelle ✿⊱╮

(via theladyintweed)

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Nostalghia (1983)

(Source: andreii-tarkovsky, via varangoi)

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amateurpet:

Sir Cecil Beaton doing what he did best: Maintaining beauty

amateurpet:

Sir Cecil Beaton doing what he did best: Maintaining beauty

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Lost on a beach.

Ellen just found this old photo - about sums up the dream, I think.

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specialcar:

Bugatti Type 41 Royale

specialcar:

Bugatti Type 41 Royale

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oldbookillustrations:

Merlin and Nimue.

Arthur Rackham, frontispiece from The romance of King Arthur, abridged from Mallory’s Morte d’Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard, New York, 1920.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Merlin and Nimue.

Arthur Rackham, frontispiece from The romance of King Arthur, abridged from Mallory’s Morte d’Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard, New York, 1920.

(Source: archive.org)

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