Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Seashore Life and Pattern by T.A. Stephenson (1944)

How excited would you be to find this book! I would be jump up and down excited.

Peter Nencini finds the most amazing treasures.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

while we were out

(still thinking about this wooden box) 

Monday, March 28, 2011

virtual friends

maybe you've noticed, but we added a list of links we love on the right side of the blog.
we think you might enjoy them too.

1913 fashion illustrations

J. Gose, 1913

George Barbier, 1913

Friday, March 25, 2011


the stahl house

after the Ackerman exhibit at the California Craft and Folk Art Museum we headed to The Stahl House in the Hollywood Hills. Although it had been pouring rain all day, the house was amazing to see. Our tour guide was one of the son's of the original owner and he shared his memories of growing up in the house. 

here are a few pictures Brian took of the house:

and a few other images I found:

Julius Shulman's iconic photograph of the property

to schedule a tour visit this website. Mark was our tour guide and was very nice!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

pretty elizabeth

yarn radness

another exhibit at the California Craft and Folk Art Museum was this awesome yarn installation by artist Tanya Aguiniga

jerome and evelyn ackerman

We went on a few field trips this past weekend. First up was the Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman exhibit at the California Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA. We've posted about this dynamic duo before, but here are a few more images of their work.

Launch Pad, 1971                                Hot Bird, 1958

the sweetest little finger puppets, they were so intricate! 

Young Warrior, mosaic panel, 1954

Horse inlaid door pulls, 1959

more field trip pictures to come!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

sweet wallpaper

a happy birthday c. 1950s
(in honor of birthdays everywhere today!)


Friday, March 18, 2011

more on Suzanne Lalique

You can find my introduction to Suzanne here
Lot's of talent, that girl.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

similar, but different

1950s Vogue



1. 1921 fashion photography. Mary Eaton shot by Alfred Cheney Johnston
2. Anne St. Marie for Saks, 1958

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

while we were out

snaps of cool things we've spotted along the way...