Blog of the week

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I love the Tube and I’m currently exploring one of the lines of it with the Bishopsgate Institute. The first week was St John’s Wood, and the station platforms are plain cream except for cheeky little heraldic tiles and snapshots of London by Howard Stabler.

150 great things about the Tube has taken far better photos than I could and has also written about Stabler here.

Pretties

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In fact, twice in one day because I  can’t resist: a scrapbook of Instagram pretties: Schiaparelli dresses from @the_corsetedbeauty;

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an Evelyn Dunbar sketch from @designfortoday;

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an elegant doodle from @garancedore;

 

marmalade jars and the delightful National Trust home of Standen from phil._.b;

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dogs on the beach from @thewomensroomblog

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From the 1920s, Romaine Brooks’ self-portrait of 1923 and an evening coat attributed to Paul Poiret, 1925.

Images from Melissa Huang art and Fripperies and Fobs.

Blog of the week

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Searching for photos of a show at the London Fashion and Textile Museum that is definitely on my list for the indulgent week between Christmas and New Year, I came across the wonderfully-named Sequins and Cherry Blossom blog, whose review can be read here. The photos are from Jazz Age London but an article might as easily be on London architecture, a favourite painting or hidden gardens.

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Edit: having been to the show myself, these are now my own photos but Sequins and Cherry Blossom remains worth a visit.

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