Marjorie Skouras House Tour
narciso rodriguez spring ‘13
Holly Suan Gray / fashion stylist
Detalle sobre un arco de la ciudad de Ghadames, Libia
(Kaynak: nabokovcazandomariposas, chasseurs-cueilleurs gönderdi)
Frank Lloyd Wright, Side Chair for the Ward Willits House, 1901-1902
Metropolitan Museum of Art
untitled by Petrana Sekula on Flickr.
Paris, 1975 (Edouard Boubat)
George Stubbs, The Marquess of Rockingham’s Arabian Stallion (led by a Groom at Creswell Crags), c. 1780
From the National Galleries of Scotland:
The grey, green and brown tones of the rocky setting provide an effective foil for this refined portrait of a magnificent Arabian stallion and groom. The painting was one of twelve commissioned from Stubbs by one of his most important and richest patrons, Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782). Among Rockingham’s passions were breeding racehorses and collecting sculpture for his family home, Wentworth House, Yorkshire (known as Wentworth Woodhouse). He was twice, briefly, appointed Whig Prime Minister.
Cutlery set with coral, made in Italy in the late 16th century (source).
“This preciously decorated and extremely rare coral cutlery set from the late 1500s would have been only used on extraordinary occasions, such as a wedding, a knighting or a state visit. In the late Renaissance, the guests would typically bring their own cutlery to formal dinners. An expensively decorated cutlery set would have elicited the host’s and other guests’ admiration. Besides, coral was believed to be an antidote against poison. Therefore, in the view of its time this set of cutlery would have offered its bearer special protection during a meal at the table of a rival family or of an untrustworthy foreign ruler.” - from the MIA description
Bridal coat, made in China, c.1870 (source).
(Kaynak: myskinnybones, doviine gönderdi)