Lenticular Dress. Fashion is art.

(Source: youtube.com)

vintagefashionandbeauty:

Photographed by John Rawlings for Vogue, 1943. (♥)

vintagefashionandbeauty:

Photographed by John Rawlings for Vogue, 1943. (♥)

(via recollective)

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel

UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups. The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and she has a few pieces for sale in her shop. (via Slow Art Day)

What lies underneath…

(via tokyo-fashion)

InspirIzmz turned 3 today!
It’s been a great run… more inspirational “izmz” to come. :)

InspirIzmz turned 3 today!

It’s been a great run… more inspirational “izmz” to come. :)

(Source: assets)

Geometric landscape

Geometric landscape

92-Year-Old Grandmother Uses Her Nimble Fingers to Create Amazingly Complex Temari Balls
Noel Kat, mymodernmet.com
These stun­ning embroi­dered balls called temari were made by the prodi­gious­ly nim­ble fin­gers of a 92-year-old grand­moth­er in Japan. Although she only learned this elab­o­rate skill in her six­ties, she has since cre­at­ed near­ly 500 unique…

Art is timeless AND a ageless

92-Year-Old Grandmother Uses Her Nimble Fingers to Create Amazingly Complex Temari Balls
Noel Kat, mymodernmet.com

These stun­ning embroi­dered balls called temari were made by the prodi­gious­ly nim­ble fin­gers of a 92-year-old grand­moth­er in Japan. Although she only learned this elab­o­rate skill in her six­ties, she has since cre­at­ed near­ly 500 unique…

Art is timeless AND a ageless

bornbetweentwosigns:

Onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) 
A type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.
Nonetheless, for thousands of years, certain upper class Japanese women have learned martial skills and participated in fighting.
Between the 12th and 19th centuries, many women of the samurai class learned how to handle the sword and the naginata (a blade on a long staff) primarily to defend themselves and their homes. In the event that their castle was overrun by enemy warriors, the women were expected to fight to the end and die with honor, weapons in hand.
Some young women were such skilled fighters that they rode out to war beside the men, rather than sitting at home and waiting for war to come to them. 
Read more: http://asianhistory.about.com/od/imagegalleries/ss/samuraiwomen.htm

bornbetweentwosigns:

Onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) 

A type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper classThey are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress JinguTomoe GozenNakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

Nonetheless, for thousands of years, certain upper class Japanese women have learned martial skills and participated in fighting.

Between the 12th and 19th centuries, many women of the samurai class learned how to handle the sword and the naginata (a blade on a long staff) primarily to defend themselves and their homes. In the event that their castle was overrun by enemy warriors, the women were expected to fight to the end and die with honor, weapons in hand.

Some young women were such skilled fighters that they rode out to war beside the men, rather than sitting at home and waiting for war to come to them. 

Read more: http://asianhistory.about.com/od/imagegalleries/ss/samuraiwomen.htm

(Source: retronaut.com, via vintagegal)

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