Fanciful Friday

• I’m not sure how I came across The Chintz of Darkness but they post some incredible photographs and illustrations, and have a very funny blog name. If you like ye olde home decor and curious knick knacks and whatsits, you’ll love this blog. • I really like the hair styling on Zac Posen‘s fall…

How to shock yourself

This is from a book called “Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern” (Electrical protection in 132 pictures) posted by Bre Pettis. I love old illustrations like this, and the context just seems almost ridiculous these days but I suspect it would have been a huge factor in mortality back in the day ;)

The time I nearly lost my purse to Rackham

When I posted my entry about the beautiful Amelie’s Petite Maison, I mentioned the Eumundi Markets and the story that I had to tell about our visit on that particular trip. On our visits to the Sunshine Coast, we seem to have fallen in to the habit of checking out the markets and luckily for…

Take a peek at my Mum’s card collection!

I am really super duper stupid busy right now with freelance, commissions, wedding planning etc. I thought I’d be nice and post some vintage ephemera for you all to enjoy! My mum has an awesome collection of all the cards she has ever been given. From her birth til now – including her 21st birthday…

The Future Was Awesome!

I just stumbled across these gorgeous illustrations of the year 2000 as drawn in 1910, by way of Paleo-Future. The National Library of France credits these to Villemard, and though they seem laughable at first, when you think about it they’re not far off the mark if you replace the clothing, architecture and technologies with…