Likes: terrorizing mortals; libraries; serious eyeshadow; chain wallets; suspiciously lifelike marble statues
Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus
How great is Edith Head? She was nominated for 35 academy awards and won eight of them — more wins than any other costume designer. That’s also the most academy awards won by a woman, in any category.
"While other designers were busy starring their clothes in a film, Edith was making clothes to suit a character; for her, the character always came first," Bette Davis wrote. During her career, she designed for some of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age –– Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball and Audrey Hepburn.
Edith was a UC Berkeley alum who studied French and began her career working as a language teacher. She began taking drawing classes at night and in 1924, she was hired by Paramount as a costume sketch artist ––despite lacking experience in design–– and worked her way up.
My window’s open and I just heard my dad say “maybe if we play some Bauhaus really loud she’ll come outside”
Black Bat flower!
This ornamental flowering plant is among the showiest of the Tacca chantrieri plant family (part of the yam family). Common names are Black Bat Flower, Bat Head Lily, Devil Flower, Cat’s Whiskers and Tacca chantrieni.
Originally the Black Bat flower plant grew and still does grow wild in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province, in South China. Even prior to blooming, it resembles sleeping bats hanging downward from their roost.
In the Library
There’s a book called
"A Dictionary of Angels."
No one has opened it in fifty years,
I know, because when I did,
The covers creaked, the pages
Crumbled. There I discovered
The angels were once as plentiful
As species of flies.
The sky at dusk
Used to be thick with them.
You had to wave both arms
Just to keep them away.
Now the sun is shining
Through the tall windows.
The library is a quiet place.
Angels and gods huddled
In dark unopened books.
The great secret lies
On some shelf Miss Jones
Passes every day on her rounds.
She’s very tall, so she keeps
Her head tipped as if listening.
The books are whispering.
I hear nothing, but she does.
Charles SimicIn celebration of National Poetry Month, we’re introducing a new series called Paired, which will feature a 20x200 edition alongside a poem selected by a team member, friend, or collector each day in April. Submissions are welcome! Please write us at email@example.com.
Rita Hayworth and Carol Burnett rehearsing one of their numbers before Rita’s guest appearance in The Carol Burnett show, January 1971.
Catholic Church. Book of Hours and Missal : manuscript, [between 1485 and 1490].
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Charles Kroehle et Goerg Huebner :
Indien Chipivo, fleuve Pachieta.
Amazonie, Pérou, 1888.
Musée du Quai branly.
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Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind, 1896 by Jean-Léon Gérôme
Happy birthday Iggy Pop!
Video: The Stooges perform “Search and Destroy” at their 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
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if you’ve ever rated someone elses body parts or gave their appearance a number you deserve to have a long bath with a bunch of leeches until you look like a raisin:)
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