THE SAUGATUCK ART COLONY

Hi friends, sorry for my absence – it just felt so good to shut down the computer and work without the influences of the internet a few days! The Saugatuck Art Colony was one of the first posts I did on this blog – I still love the summery, relaxed and creative atmosphere in the pictures! They’re kind of become my role models when there is a lot of pressure and work. Looking at these pictures always reminds me to work with a little more relaxation. I wish you all a happy weekend!

All pictures via Life archives.

CRIMINAL LOOKBOOK

Don’t get me wrong, but imagine a book like this as lookbook for a vintage clothing line! Couldn’t this look beautiful? Handcolored B/W shots, handwritten notes to each piece – written with a quill and black ink. Some marginal notes highlighted, or written with colored pencil – all on vintage paper, of course! And why not TATOOED CRIMINAL GIRLS (oh sorry, even boys) – isn’t naughty the new nice? Unfortunately I don’t know how to get the smell of an old book inside… just kidding. Just a small idea that came to me when I saw this book – must have something to do with my advertising past! A happy wednesday to you all!

Oh, the pages are from a 100 year old record book kept by Detective Inspector Robert Mather of the Manchester Police, comprising a photographic record of criminals known to the Inspector, hand-written details of the appearance, height, eye colour, aliases, offences committed, convictions and prison terms served of 65 individuals. More information here.

DANCERS OF THE CASINO DE PARIS

Hi friends, sorry, I had so much work to do during the past few days that it was impossible to find some time for my blog.
These dancers of The Casino de Paris were supposed to be my carnival post…Don’t they look magnificent? I’m obsessed with these lavish stage outfits! Please excuse the image quality, but the costumes are just to good not to post them! via

PAPER CANDY: SHOPPING BAGS

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SHIN-BIJUTSUKAI

Hi guys, hope you had a great weekend! I lately got lost in this book I want to share with you.
SHIN-BIJUTSUKAI was a monthly oriental magazine of various patterns and designs by famous artists around 1900 – I love this book!
I wish you all a happy week!

UKRAINIAN ORNAMENTALS

What a beautiful book! Definetely a “must have” in my collection! Available here.

SUN VALLEY SKIING

Back in the net! It’s been a while…You know what? I really enjoyed my computer-break! So now I’m back and wish you all a happy week!
Images via LIFE