Helen Amy Murray Star Silk is hand knotted from silk, and the motif is then carved into the surface by hand. This rug is entirely handmade, from the spinning of the yarns to the weaving on the loom. It is unique, and has been crafted by weavers in the Kathmandu area, whose skills have been passed down through many generations. We use only the finest natural yarns; the Tibetan wool is renowned for its softness and durability, while the fine silk brings a delicate lustre that enhances the design of the rug. To this we have added the vision of a world class designer, and the result is a hand knotted contemporary rug of extraordinary beauty which will itself become an heirloom to be treasured for years to come.
- The Rug Company

Helen Amy Murray Star Silk is hand knotted from silk, and the motif is then carved into the surface by hand. This rug is entirely handmade, from the spinning of the yarns to the weaving on the loom. It is unique, and has been crafted by weavers in the Kathmandu area, whose skills have been passed down through many generations. We use only the finest natural yarns; the Tibetan wool is renowned for its softness and durability, while the fine silk brings a delicate lustre that enhances the design of the rug. To this we have added the vision of a world class designer, and the result is a hand knotted contemporary rug of extraordinary beauty which will itself become an heirloom to be treasured for years to come.

- The Rug Company

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femme-de-lettres:

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Cornelis Springer, a Dutch artist, painted many historic towns in Europe.
As Christie's puts it, “Springer usually concentrated on the most beautiful and historically important buildings of a town.”
Certainly this 1885 painting, Lübeck Town Hall, qualifies for that description.
The Renaissance staircase (highlighted here by a patch of sun) is one of the most striking pieces of architecture in Lübeck.
It looks fairly similar today; the effect was heightened, when I saw it, by a busker playing “Morning” from Peer Gynt on the flute.
Here we have instead a bustling little crowd—and, in the corner, a bouncing little dog.

femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)

Cornelis Springer, a Dutch artist, painted many historic towns in Europe.

As Christie's puts it, “Springer usually concentrated on the most beautiful and historically important buildings of a town.”

Certainly this 1885 painting, Lübeck Town Hall, qualifies for that description.

The Renaissance staircase (highlighted here by a patch of sun) is one of the most striking pieces of architecture in Lübeck.

It looks fairly similar today; the effect was heightened, when I saw it, by a busker playing “Morning” from Peer Gynt on the flute.

Here we have instead a bustling little crowd—and, in the corner, a bouncing little dog.

I’m knitting a fuckin’ scarf for your brother.

The sweet little old lady I call my grandma. (via roslinraydor)


Ok so when Godzilla came out a few weeks back I had gone with the boyfriend. We had got there early and the lights hadn’t gone down yet so I pulled out my knitting to pass the time.

It was a baby blue newbown mitten and I was about to finish off.

This kid sitting in front of me with some friends saw what I was doing and asked me “What the fuck are you doing?” His friends laughed thinking it was funny. I just looked at him dead in the eye and said. “Thought I’d knit ya a fucking cozy for your little pencil dick.” I held it up and said. “Think it’ll fit or did I make it too big for ya?”

His face was red out of embarrassment and turned back around in his seat. His friends were laughing off of their seats and one even gave me a high five.

My boyfriend couldn’t have been more proud. ;)

fuckyeahneedlework:

billcoate:

New office #Needlepoint #Art back from framers. #Pluto #NASA (at Photographic Management, Inc.)

ZING.

fuckyeahneedlework:

billcoate:

New office #Needlepoint #Art back from framers. #Pluto #NASA (at Photographic Management, Inc.)

ZING.

Explaining the Genius of Lady Gaga—Using Music Theory

Hey! lorettacancun!  This is what I was talking about.

discardingimages:

resurrection of the deadOttheinrich Bible, Regensburg ca. 1430.
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 8010, fol. 39v

discardingimages:

resurrection of the dead

Ottheinrich Bible, Regensburg ca. 1430.

München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 8010, fol. 39v

gameraboy:

Tiny Kline (wikipedia) performed as Tinkerbell up to the age of 72.  This is her performing in 1963, from National Geographic, August 1963.  Via Vintage Disneyland Tickets.  More vintage Disney.