Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
She is our new horse that will greet you when you walk in the door. She is a little wonky, and a little flashy (she just had to wear her feathers) but e & I find her incredibly endearing. We think you will too!
Come see samples of the awesome projects from the new Sew Liberated pattern book. Get inspired and get 10% off all patterns and books!
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Twelve Beauties, 1947 | Irving Penn
In 1947 Vogue asked Irving Penn to do a group portrait of the most photographed models of the decade. They were dressed by the American designers Claire McCardell, Hattie Carnegie, Traina-Norell, Nettie Rosenstein, and Charles James. From left to right, the models are Meg Mundy, Marilyn Ambrose, Helen Bennett, Dana Jenney, Betty McLauchlen (on stepladder), Lisa Fonssagrives, Lily Carlson, Dorian Leigh (reclining), Andrea Johnson, Elizabeth Gibons, Muriel Maxwell (on stepladder) and Kay Herman.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
When e and I saw El Grupo last week there was some amazing footage (that I can't find, darn it) of the inside of the place--it was so cool, it looked like it came right out of a Fred and Ginger movie. Anyway, I only found 2 pics of the inside, so that will have to make do. And there is a gratuitous shot of Walt Disney and artist Mary Blair riding a bike in Rio. Mainly because I thought it was funny.
Where are all the glamorous nightclubs nowadays? I know there used to be some in KC. Sigh. I'm going to go pretend that I'm sambaa-ing in Rio now..who wants to join me?
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Ever since I have had visions of these parasols in their bar. Aren't they heavenly? So bright and huge and awesome and evveerr soo sloowly they move up and down. I could have watched them for hours. And the floors! I loved the mosaic floors--I have to take my mom (mosaic queen) there someday, because they are just too good to miss.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
We also have the re-edition DMC cross stitch albums. The original albums were fine sheets of paper simply stapled together, but these have been upgraded and bound. The patterns (which are awesome!) are the same as they were 100 years ago.
Who here has a tattoo? How on earth did you decide what to do?
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I would so like to watch this right now. We totally need a movie projector in the store. But then I would never get anything done, so I guess we are better off without...
If you haven't seen this (or any other Wes Anderson films) you are crazy and you need to hop on your Netflix right now and line it up.