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I'm Karen.

east of east st. louis
and the wind is making speeches
and the rain sounds like a round of applause

vintage clothing. plaid. Gemütlichkeit. wool socks. christoph waltz. bbc radio 6. dorothy parker. scotland. cocktails. british sea power. ivy. tweed. very long reads. the scent of pipe tobacco. terriers. road trips. barbara stanwyck. fog.
not necessarily in that order.

my SmallEarthVintage clothing shop
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historyinposters:

Soviet tourism poster from 1964

historyinposters:

Soviet tourism poster from 1964

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archivesofamericanart:

Today might be your last chance of the year to don a smart stripey shirt and beret and take your easel to the beach! Don’t squander it!
Page from Harrison Cady sketchbook, ca. 1943. Harrison Cady papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

archivesofamericanart:

Today might be your last chance of the year to don a smart stripey shirt and beret and take your easel to the beach! Don’t squander it!

Page from Harrison Cady sketchbook, ca. 1943. Harrison Cady papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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thatwetshirt:

most anticipated films of 2014

A Most Wanted Man dir. Anton Corbijn

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#great film  #though daniel brühl is sadly under-utilized 

Gustave Courbet - The Artist on the seashore at Palavas (1854)

Gustave Courbet - The Artist on the seashore at Palavas (1854)

(Source: colourthysoul, via brilliantinemortality)

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"Sitting Duck" dress by Carolyn Schnurer, textile by Hollander, 1951.
THIS DRESS HAS DUCKS ON IT!
(source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

"Sitting Duck" dress by Carolyn Schnurer, textile by Hollander, 1951.

THIS DRESS HAS DUCKS ON IT!

(source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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#a dress a day  #1950s dress  #carolyn schnurer  #ducks  #vintage dress  #vintage fashion  #1950s fashion 
felixleblhuber:

christoph waltz shot by bryan adams for zoo magazine #44,
style by felix leblhuber

This interview is amazing because of what he says about Wes Anderson.  Which is what I have been saying forever!

felixleblhuber:

christoph waltz shot by bryan adams for zoo magazine #44,

style by felix leblhuber

This interview is amazing because of what he says about Wes Anderson.  Which is what I have been saying forever!

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#christoph waltz + wes anderson would equal magic!  #christoph waltz 

nearlya:

Amie DickeAfter Goldschmidt, 2012

"At the Herengracht 401 there is a room on the third floor. This room used to be a hiding place for young (Jewish) men during World War II. Manuel Goldschmidt was one of them and after the liberation he stayed connected to this safe house. Until recently he lived in the same room where he was kept in hiding. He died in March 2012.

When I first entered the space it felt like a time capsule. A frozen world that you do not want to touch because of its delicate state, yet too important to let it go. In an attempt to mark the fragile points I began to fill up the cracks and open joints with pieces of gold colored emergency blankets. 

I started with the windows (there was quite some draft). Then I lined the contours of the space between the outside wall and the carpet, like a floor plan, followed by the cracks in the furniture pieces and little holes in the walls and ceiling. It took me almost a month to make this fragmented drawing in space.”

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Embroidered burlap place mat by Mariska Karasz, ca 1950-60.
(source: Cooper-Hewitt)

Embroidered burlap place mat by Mariska Karasz, ca 1950-60.

(source: Cooper-Hewitt)

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#vintage embroidery  #mariska karasz  #textile art  #embroidery 
wehadfacesthen:

Greta Garbo in Queen Christina  (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933), photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull
via deforest

wehadfacesthen:

Greta Garbo in Queen Christina  (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933), photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull

via deforest

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jellobiafrasays:

what is to be done? (1961, cover illustration by edward gorey)

jellobiafrasays:

what is to be done? (1961, cover illustration by edward gorey)

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Cotton dress by Carolyn Schnurer, textile by Dan River Mills, 1950.
(source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Cotton dress by Carolyn Schnurer, textile by Dan River Mills, 1950.

(source: Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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#a dress a day  #1950s dress  #carolyn schnurer  #vintage fashion  #vintage dress  #1950s fashion 
movieposteroftheday:

1920 German poster for ANNA KARENINA (Frederik Zelnik, Germany, 1920)
Artist: Josef Fenneker (1895-1956)
Poster source: filmposter-archiv.de

movieposteroftheday:

1920 German poster for ANNA KARENINA (Frederik Zelnik, Germany, 1920)

Artist: Josef Fenneker (1895-1956)

Poster source: filmposter-archiv.de

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