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indypendent-thinking:

1940s biker babe and a grand Indian motorcycle
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indypendent-thinking:

1940s biker babe and a grand Indian motorcycle

(via http://www.pinterest.com/dougmac/)

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J’ai imposé le noir. Il règne encore car le noir flanque tout par terre.

Coco Chanel (via rue-de-rivoli)

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firsttimeuser:

Criminal Germany, Berlin, 1932. Rings with razor-sharp blades..

firsttimeuser:

Criminal Germany, Berlin, 1932. Rings with razor-sharp blades..

(via chambaron)

(Source: womenandbooks)

omgthatdress:

Evening Bag
Boucheron, 1925
Sotheby’s

omgthatdress:

Evening Bag

Boucheron, 1925

Sotheby’s

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(Source: transoptic, via didoofcarthage)

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A Writer’s Tools

A writer’s tools might include an inkwell and papyrus scrolls or less expensive wax tablets and stylus. The tablets could also be bound and they could be erased with the flat end of the stylus. Papyrus was made of the pith of a water plant; ink was a mixture of soot, resin, wine dregs and cuttlefish.

Roman Terracotta Inkwell (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

Roman/Egyptian Papyrus Letter (early 3rd Century A.D.)

Byzantine/Egyptian Wooden Tablet (500-700 A.D.)

Roman Bronze Stylus (1st or 2nd Century A.D.)

  (x)(x)(x)(x) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

(Source: last-of-the-romans, via last-of-the-romans)

(Source: womenandbooks)

my-little-time-machine:

Detroit circa 1907. Horticultural Building, Belle Isle Park.

my-little-time-machine:

Detroit circa 1907. Horticultural Building, Belle Isle Park.

(Source: librar-y, via feuille-d-automne)

mimbeau:

Place de la Concorde on a rainy day
Paris 1928
André Kertèsz

mimbeau:

Place de la Concorde on a rainy day

Paris 1928

André Kertèsz

(via chambaron)

sissiofaustria:

Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz-Josef of Austria

sissiofaustria:

Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz-Josef of Austria

(via bosie-douglas)

walzerjahrhundert:

Walther Caspari, In der Sommerfrische (in: Simplicissimus), 1899

walzerjahrhundert:

Walther Caspari, In der Sommerfrische (in: Simplicissimus), 1899