Archive for October, 2012

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Fashion, 1600th Century (546 x 800)

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Girls on a pedestal

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

via Creepy Girls « Vampyre Fangs

Fine art surreal dolls

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

splash page for Ugly Shyla - link to:

Fine art surreal dolls by Ugly Shyla.

All Creative World | Daily Inspiration

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

All Creative World | Daily Inspiration.

Le culte du corps

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Culture française

One quality, the finest.

A new book by French historian and sociologist Georges Vigarello, La Silhouette, naissance d’un défi, describes the change in the use of the word silhouette in the 20th century. In the 18th century, a silhouette was a portrait cut from paper and style favored women who were pulpeuses, or curvy. Then along came Coco Chanel, Madame Grès, and Madeleine Vionnet, and out went the corset. Liberté! Now the style was for long, thin bodies and sillhouette was the term for the female form.

It’s ironic that what the designers intended to liberate women now enslaves them. Corsets had provided a sillhouette where none existed naturally. A tiny waist was possible, thanks to whalebone and an enormous capacity for discomfort. Post-corset, a woman’s true sillhouette was on display for good or for ill.

Today, every women’s magazine trumpets weight loss promises. Last week, I even saw one…

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Structural Engineering

Friday, October 12th, 2012

image of the Empire State Building NYC used as link to

image of construction worker - Empire State Building
image of King Kong - atop the Empire State Building from the 1933 movie of the same name

a big shiny robot

Friday, October 12th, 2012

image of robot from the movie 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'

Welcome to Macintosh

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

picture of the 'smiley mac' icon (Susan Kare)

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