Little bag I finished over weekend. I followed the swishes around with stitching in order to quilt the batting and inside and outside together.

New shoulder bag in process. Dupioni and raw silks, woven cotton straps, interior padded tablet pocket of hand painted satin. Roughly 12 inches high by 14 wide.

ancientart:

An array of beads from Saxon graves at Cliffs End, Kent, England. Ca. early 6th century to the late 7th.

All images courtesy of Wessex Archaeology. Check out their write-up on the excavation of Cliffs End if you are interested in learning more about the context of these beads.

Today’s projects: striped silk shoulder bag, silk and vintage cotton wristlett, and the stack of fabric for two lap quilts.

twofoldla:

Masculine Bedrooms

We are currently designing two homes for two separate male Client’s and are loving selecting furniture and accessories with more of a masculine edge to them. When researching concept imagery we are finding ourselves drawn to a mix of simple or highly curated rooms where the emphasis is on texture and subtle patterns. We love a color palette of grays, blues, and mustard yellows with pops of warm woods and aged metals. Mixing a variety of handsome materials such as leather, horn, fur, grasscloth, wools and plaids can give a bedroom a sense of richness without becoming too ornamental and soft!

*Photos Via Pinterest

(via garrettfleming)

ancientart:

Marbury Hall Zeus. Roman, 1st century, marble.

Portrayed as a mature bearded man, Zeus sits enthroned in his role as king of the gods. Originally he would have held his attributes: a scepter and a thunderbolt. The colossal god towers over his mortal observers.
This Roman statue dates to the first century A.D., but certain stylistic features in the carving, especially in the face and hair, reveal that it reproduces an earlier, Hellenistic Greek statue. Its model was a statue made by a school of sculptors based in the city of Pergamon in the 100s B.C.
Documented in the 1570s at Tivoli near Rome, the statue once decorated the gardens of the Villa d’Este. It is named for having once been in the collection at Marbury Hall in England. (getty)

Currently located at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, via their online collections, 73.AA.32.  Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

ancientart:

Marbury Hall Zeus. Roman, 1st century, marble.

Portrayed as a mature bearded man, Zeus sits enthroned in his role as king of the gods. Originally he would have held his attributes: a scepter and a thunderbolt. The colossal god towers over his mortal observers.

This Roman statue dates to the first century A.D., but certain stylistic features in the carving, especially in the face and hair, reveal that it reproduces an earlier, Hellenistic Greek statue. Its model was a statue made by a school of sculptors based in the city of Pergamon in the 100s B.C.

Documented in the 1570s at Tivoli near Rome, the statue once decorated the gardens of the Villa d’Este. It is named for having once been in the collection at Marbury Hall in England. (getty)

Currently located at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, via their online collections73.AA.32 Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

Depending on whether you are a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” person this chap was either “pretty lucky all-in-all,” or “he had a pretty awful day.” We helped him out of his truck and retrieved his boat for him. We were uniquely suited to help as we were heading out to practice rescues today (no shit!), and were totally kitted up, neoprene, and vests synched tight.

I may never forget the look on his face as the truck’s front wheel grabbed him and pulled him under. When he popped back up and clawed his way back into the cab I was so glad. He escaped with seemingly light injuries although the ER may have found him worse after the fact. Still, he didn’t drown. He lived to tell the tale.

Moral: Boat ramps be slippery.

abandonedography:

The remains of Towanroath engine house at Wheal Coates on the north Cornish coast, captured amongst the flowering shrubs of late summer (mainly gorse and heather). Nothing spectacular about the composition, just a pleasing palette of vibrant colours.
Colourful Coates by snowyturner

abandonedography:

The remains of Towanroath engine house at Wheal Coates on the north Cornish coast, captured amongst the flowering shrubs of late summer (mainly gorse and heather). Nothing spectacular about the composition, just a pleasing palette of vibrant colours.

Colourful Coates by snowyturner