Woman of the Yi ethnic group performs during a talent show of a traditional beauty contest at Xichang City, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, July 23, 2014. The beauty contest is one of the most important activities during the annual Torch Festival at Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture. It can date back to over 1,000 years ago in the history of the Yi ethnic group.
Donfeld’s original sketch of the costume for Princess Vespa in Mel Brooks’ ‘Spaceballs’, 1987.
Crochet Coral Reef
Some photos of the beautiful and original crochet organisms showed in the 2010 Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit combines the mathematics of hyperbolic geometry with the delicateness of crochet.
The Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) is a project by the Institute For Figuring, a non-profit Los-Angeles based organization that pioneers creative new methods for engaging the public about scientific and environmental issues by putting people and communities at the core.
The CCR is a project that resides at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft and community art practice, and also responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash. It has been exhibited in art and science museums worldwide, including the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The Hayward (London), the Science Gallery (Dublin), and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Washington D.C.) Seen by more than three million people, the CCR is one of the largest participatory science + art projects in the world.
ROSE PINK EVENING GOWN, 1910
Silk satin Aesthetic style, high waist, beaded & pearl trimmed bands that criss-cross around bust line, trained skirt, long Renaissance style cream chiffon sleeves w/ pearl & beaded edge, matching small shield shaped evening bag, B 36”, Hi W 32”, (small hole in 1 sleeve, chiffon gray w/ age)
“This is another unique festival specially for “topknot” or “chignon”. Once upon a time one lady in this region started using this special type hair style (seems to be normal for me), since then around 70 ladies including these girls make a procession with “yukata”(an informal cotton kimono for the summer season)in the city on 19 Sept of her birthday. Before start procession they are very busy for chat." Photography and text by Takero Kawabata on trek earth
“Prints of the Season” is a rich and visually stimulating editorial captured by Erik Madigan Heck for Harpers Bazaar March 2014. The images are bursting with succulent colors and patterns, represented in the styling and set.
I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit
It’s absolutely gorgeous!