Just another blog by an ambiguously-gendered primeval monster.

Likes: terrorizing mortals; libraries; serious eyeshadow; chain wallets; suspiciously lifelike marble statues

Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus

23rd April 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Queer Celluloid Junkie with 773 notes

ucresearch:

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.

Tagged: great gorgons from historyedith headclassic filmsartorial matters

Source: tcm.com

23rd April 2014

Post reblogged from décadence sublimant toute existence. with 125 notes

gothslothasyluminmate:

My window’s open and I just heard my dad say “maybe if we play some Bauhaus really loud she’ll come outside”

Tagged: oh my godgothgoth gothy gothbauhaus

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23rd April 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Gentle Darkness with 3,953 notes

gothiccharmschool:

Black Bat flower!

thesweetestspit:

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.

Tagged: batsgoth gothy gothflowers

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23rd April 2014

Photo reblogged from Jen Bekman Projects: 20x200 | JBG | HHS! with 169 notes

jenbekmanprojects:

In The Library by Tatsuro KiuchiPaired: Tatsuro Kiuchi + Charles Simic 
In the LibraryThere’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 JonesPasses 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 Simic

In 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 hello@20x200.com.

jenbekmanprojects:

In The Library by Tatsuro Kiuchi

PairedTatsuro Kiuchi + Charles Simic 

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 Simic



In 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 hello@20x200.com.

Tagged: poetryartlibrarianshipbooks

23rd April 2014

Photoset reblogged from For Lovely Rita with 404 notes

Rita Hayworth and Carol Burnett rehearsing one of their numbers before Rita’s guest appearance in The Carol Burnett show, January 1971.

Tagged: great gorgons from historycarol burnettrita hayworthpopular entertainment media

23rd April 2014

Photo reblogged from Houghton Library with 91 notes

houghtonlib:

Catholic Church. Book of Hours and Missal : manuscript, [between 1485 and 1490].
MS Typ 443.1 
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Catholic Church. Book of Hours and Missal : manuscript, [between 1485 and 1490].

MS Typ 443.1 

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Tagged: gothgoth gothy gothmemento morideathilluminated manuscript

23rd April 2014

Photo reblogged from En dilletante with 1,372 notes

endilletante:

Charles Kroehle et Goerg Huebner :
Indien Chipivo, fleuve Pachieta.
Amazonie, Pérou, 1888.
Musée du Quai branly.

endilletante:

Charles Kroehle et Goerg Huebner :

Indien Chipivo, fleuve Pachieta.

Amazonie, Pérou, 1888.

Musée du Quai branly.

Tagged: photographic excellencetattooshistory

21st April 2014

Photo reblogged from with 12,123 notes


museedart:

Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind, 1896 by Jean-Léon Gérôme

museedart:

Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind, 1896 by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Tagged: sameart

Source: pubertad

21st April 2014

Video reblogged from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives with 40 notes

rockhalllibrary:

Happy birthday Iggy Pop!

James Osterberg was born, shirtless, April 21, 1947, in Muskegon, Michigan, and fought to remain so ever since. Learn more about this 2010 inductee at the Library and Archives.

Video: The Stooges perform “Search and Destroy” at their 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Tagged: oh my godiggy popBORN SHIRTLESS

21st April 2014

Post reblogged from with 36 notes

strszk:

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:)

Tagged: that's beautifulyesbody policing