Friday, July 30, 2010

Haute Gypsy


The was also a rich bohemian look gracing the runways. Looks like some inspiration was taken from the ladies caravanning with the Stones in the late 60's early 70's. More of an uptown, eclectic, ethnic, vintage, gypsy look. Rich colors, patterns and textures with velvet fabrications and print/fabric mixing key.



Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mad (Wo)Men


Quite a few designers took inspiration from the lat 50's early 60's a la the ladies of "Mad Men." We can't wait for the new season to start up! Check out the perfect ponytails on the Louis Vuitton ladies.



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thirtysomething


For the next week or so I will be posting mood boards I put together for Fall/Winter 2011. This 1st one is called "Thirtysomething." Designers for F/W and Resort are showing 30's floral frocks. Prada's Resort line was quite representative of this decade. I always loved the bias cuts, ruffles and printed cottons of this era. Below is a 30's/40's dress from our collection. To see more, check out the "preview" section on our website.




Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cut Paper Sweetness


These are the last of the pictures from our Scandinavian trip. I believe these are some kind of antique Swedish marriage announcement or license. I could be making that up, but from my recollection I think it has something to do with marriage. Anyhow, they are amazingly sweet.



Monday, July 26, 2010

Interiors


Here are some patterns from the interiors section of the Nordiska Museet. Not sure if these are wall coverings or something of the like.



Friday, July 23, 2010

Swedish Antique Garments and Texiles


Here are some Antique Folk textiles and garments from the Nordiska Museet.




Thursday, July 22, 2010

Textile Room Nordiska Museet


The Nordiska Museet also had an amazing textile study room. Here are a few pictures.



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Swedish Lace


Here are some traditional antique Swedish Laces from the Nordiska Museet.




Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Red and White


Here is some red and white traditional Swedish embroidery from the Nordiska Museet.



Monday, July 19, 2010

Nordiska Museet


We happened upon the Nordiska Museet while checking out the island of Djurgarden in Stockholm. It is filled to the brim with Swedish folk art and national treasures. Here are some traditional embroideries.




Friday, July 16, 2010

Functional Objects


Here are some decorative patterned ceramic and glass pieces from the National Museum.



Thursday, July 15, 2010

Modern Bird Tapestry


This a Mid Century Swedish bird tapestry we saw at the National Museum. I really liked some of the patterns within the birds so I snapped some detail shots.




Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hand Painted Textile Art


Here are some examples of Mid Century hand painted textile art from the National Museum.




Tuesday, July 13, 2010

National Museum


We headed to the National Museum while in Stockholm. We heard they had a great collection of Mid Century Design. Here is hand screened Mid Century texile.



Monday, July 12, 2010

Gerhard Richter


These are the last of the photos from Moderna Museet. These are detail shots from Gerhard Richter paintings.



Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dreamy


We saw about a trillion pieces of art on our trip and I know there was no way I was going to remember most of the artists names of the photos we took. I just resigned myself to that fact and did not even bother to try. This painting though stopped me in my tracks. It is by Dorothea Tanning. It is one of those paintings that is magical in person, just made you kinda feel dreamy, or maybe it was the jet lag. Anyway, it was quite striking. Not sure who is responsible for the below painting, liked it's dreamy feel as well.