calumet412:

The Palmolive Building, lit for Christmas, as seen from the courtyard of Fourth Presbyterian, 1933, Chicago.

calumet412:

The Palmolive Building, lit for Christmas, as seen from the courtyard of Fourth Presbyterian, 1933, Chicago.

ancientpeoples:

Greywacke statue of king Mykerinus and his queen Khamerernebty
This statue is two-thirds life-size and shows the height of Old Kingdom stone craftsmenship. The king is making a step forward, indicating an active position. This active position can be seen throughout all Old Kingdom statues of men and pharaohs. Women on the other hand are usually in an inactive position; standing still, with both feet close together. However, the pharaoh is sharing his royal powers with his wife, allowing her to also stand in an active position. The couple is shown in an embrace, which shows the Egyptian ideal of man and women.
Egyptian
Old Kingdom, 4th dynasty, 2490-2472 BC
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Khamerernebty, we meet again.

ancientpeoples:

Greywacke statue of king Mykerinus and his queen Khamerernebty

This statue is two-thirds life-size and shows the height of Old Kingdom stone craftsmenship. The king is making a step forward, indicating an active position. This active position can be seen throughout all Old Kingdom statues of men and pharaohs. Women on the other hand are usually in an inactive position; standing still, with both feet close together. However, the pharaoh is sharing his royal powers with his wife, allowing her to also stand in an active position. The couple is shown in an embrace, which shows the Egyptian ideal of man and women.

Egyptian

Old Kingdom, 4th dynasty, 2490-2472 BC

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Khamerernebty, we meet again.

A little Willow Nymph

A little Willow Nymph

svff:

aaaaand another

Absolutely stunning!

grimsperation:

Michele Caragher 

Embroidered details in Game of Thrones 

‘Michele Carragher is a London-based Hand Embroiderer and Illustrator who has been working in costume on film and television productions for over 15 years. She studied Fashion Design at The London College of Fashion, where the course incorporated design, pattern cutting, garment construction, embroidery, millinery and illustration. At the same time she attended a three year evening course in Saddlery at Cordwainers College learning skills in leatherwork.

After leaving college Michele worked in Textile Conservation, repairing and restoring historical textiles for private collectors and museums, specialising in hand embroidery. She then moved into a career in costume for film and television, initially working as a Costume Assistant/Maker on productions such as the BBC’s Our Mutual Friend, ITV’s David Copperfield and Mansfield Park. She soon gravitated towards the decoration and embellishment of costumes, using skills in hand embroidery and surface decoration, taking inspiration from the many historical textiles she had encountered working as a Textile Conservator. 

The first production that saw her undertake the role of a Principal Costume Embroiderer was for HBO’s 2005 Emmy Costume award-winning production of Elizabeth 1. Her most recent work has been on HBO’s 2012 Costume award-winning television series Game of Thrones, working on all three seasons.

As a Costume Embroiderer Michele specialises in hand embroidery and surface embellishment, using traditional hand embroidery techniques, smocking, beading and surface decoration. She works directly onto the completed garment or starts with motifs and textures on silk crepeline/organza, which are applied to the costume and then worked into once on the actual garment. She also works on existing machine embroidery designs that are not too dense, adding some hand stitching and beading to give a more authentic, hand-finished look.

Michele finds hand embroidery has more flexibility and diversity than that of embroidery created by machine, as there is a greater variety of thread choice and colours to use. It is also possible to work more easily on garments that are already constructed. However, machine embroidery in combination with hand work can be very useful when completing many repeats by creating light outlines or a less dense machine stitch, work can then be completed by hand and again can be carried out on a finished garment.

Michele is a highly creative Costume Embroiderer, producing original designs as well as working closely to a costume designer’s brief to create their desired look.’

Text and images from  http://www.michelecarragherembroidery.com

A little fish study :)

A little fish study :)

crowcrow:

Carpets by Alexandra Kehayoglou

These carpets are made from wool, often from the leftovers of the production of other products in the factory, carrying a strong message of sustainability.

These are the most beautiful rugs I’ve ever seen. 

maudelynn:

It’s been this kind of day everywhere, it seems

maudelynn:

It’s been this kind of day everywhere, it seems

myjetpack:





A book of my cartoons will be out in a few weeks!

myjetpack:

book of my cartoons will be out in a few weeks!