Lex Gurst

Inside a designer's mind.

How profound.

Costume designer, former roller derby player; likes long walks on the beach and poking dead things with a stick.
omgthatdress:

Evening Jacket
Charles Fredrick Worth, 1890
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Evening Jacket

Charles Fredrick Worth, 1890

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

SALAMANDERS 

aaaaand a really tiny land snail.

This little gem is an interview before Spider-Man’s 1987 wedding to Mary Jane Watson. Stan Lee also charmingly loses his earpiece near the end of the first news segment.

At 4:17 is the clip of the actual marriage, complete with The Hulk and Captain America in attendance. Stan Lee is, of course, officiating the ceremony.

There was another clip I saw elsewhere, but couldn’t find it to post, where the Green Goblin (strangely enough also in attendance at the wedding…?) goes to give Spidey a high-five after he and Mary Jane say I do, but GG is totally and awkwardly left hanging. Not that I blame Spidey, but it was pretty funny.

Some of the costumes are pretty ridiculous, as is Mary Jane’s notably fake and cheap-looking wig.

You can now buy a chair that looks, feels and smells like human flesh

‘Has this ever happened to you? You say to yourself “Gee! I sure do admire Ed Gein’s taste in decorating, but all that murder seems like such a hassle!”
The chairs are designed by London designer Gigi Barker, who infuses each of these leather chairs with a “pheromone-impregnated silicone base” and a dash of aftershave that makes them feel and smell just like a man. As far as we know, she’s not making ladychairs yet, but who knows what she’ll do next?’

You can now buy a chair that looks, feels and smells like human flesh

‘Has this ever happened to you? You say to yourself “Gee! I sure do admire Ed Gein’s taste in decorating, but all that murder seems like such a hassle!”

The chairs are designed by London designer Gigi Barker, who infuses each of these leather chairs with a “pheromone-impregnated silicone base” and a dash of aftershave that makes them feel and smell just like a man. As far as we know, she’s not making ladychairs yet, but who knows what she’ll do next?’

erikkwakkel:

Funny medieval doodles

With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.

Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.

(via lostsplendor)

Women Want Bushy Brows and Are Wearing Face-Merkins to Get Them

Ladies, get that supermodel look with your very own face-merkin.’

If you add the term ‘merkin’ to your vocabulary, your life will never be the same again.

I promise.

omgthatdress:

Evening Dress
Jeanne Lanvin, 1937
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Evening Dress

Jeanne Lanvin, 1937

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

terriwindling:

Sleepy dormice: The illustrations of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party are by John Tenniel, and the stained glass window is by Geoffrey Webb. It’s in All Saints’ Church in the village of Daresbury, in Cheshire, which was Lewis Carroll’s birthplace.