A little madness in the Spring /
is wholesome even for the King
Emily Dickinson. As ever with ED, there are so many meanings, that I could read a sentence forever. But right now, while weighing up whether I should see the ED biopic A Quiet Passion, I’m just enjoying these madly extravagant coiffures and bonnets.
From top to bottom: an early Picasso I’ve always liked, The Duchess of Kent, Julia Lady Peel, and a fashion shoot in this month’s Harpers Bazaar.
London and Basingstoke, 2017
These might be men’s pyjamas but I’d still love a pair myself. The Cecil Chambray pyjamas from Poplin.
I’ve posted about both Josef Frank of Svenskt Tenn and the Fashion and Textile Museum before, but now they’ve combined in one glorious show.
There’s so much life and colour, and I loved the comfy chairs everywhere that you were encouraged to sit in.
Possibly my favourite bits came at the end, with Frank’s watercolours
and a display of more recent Swedish textiles.
Photos February 2017.
Combining my loves of illustration and cake, the Instagram feed They Draw and Cook has brought me to these beauties
by Piedu Macaroni
by Henn Kim
by Roisin Cure
My favourite time of year just might be when lights go up in trees. The ice rink at Somerset House is close second. Photos from Pinterest mainly.
Because how could you not feel happy looking at these, and we all need a bit of yellow to lift us through the SAD.
I actually went down an Internet rabbit hole looking for a magazine image I couldn’t find, but I found these instead. Images a mix of internet finds from Remodelista.com and Pinterest, and my own photos on the hoof.
A beautifully rendered portrait (look at the lace, the pearls, that improbably puffed-air rose peony) by Anton Raphael Mengs. Image via one of my favourite directories, Theredlist.com