until i saw her wares, i didn’t know how seriously i should take a designer who calls herself mr. kate but this recent lookbook, entitled “winter rose,” proves that you cannot judge a book by its cover. all of the pieces, which feature roses and delicate, protruding thorns, feature 18k and rose gold. but even more beautiful than the jewelry are its prices (nothing in the collection costs above $125).
that first picture though
I hear you putting on your night dress. But it doesn’t stop there by any means. Again there are a hundred little actions. I know you are hurrying; clearly it is all necessary. I understand: we watch the mute gestures of animals, amazed that they, who are supposed to have no soul, line up their actions from dawn to dusk. It is exactly the same. You have no awareness of the countless moves you make, above all those that seem necessary to you, and remain quite unimportant. But they loom widely into your life. I, as I wait, feel it by chance.
Love is also apparent in feeling, marveling, enthusiastic, tender hearing and observing.
— Robert Musil, on his wife Minerva, as quoted in 1913 by Florian Illies. (via melvillehouse)
This 1908 image of women smoking and drinking was intended to be a horrifying glimpse of a post-suffrage future. Now it just looks like an awesome bar.
(Source: appendixjournal, via neomodernmix)