khealywu:

garabating:

Lorraine Loots

Extraordinary miniature paintings by Lorraine Loots | Tumblr | Instagram

(via illustratosphere)

Gosh I just love tiny things.

Good gracious, how beautifully these are realized, and in what detail!

BAHAHAHAHAHA!!

BAHAHAHAHAHA!!

magictransistor:

Henry Moore, Shelter sketch book drawings (Tube Shelter Perspectives), the London Underground, 1940-1941.

Wow.  I guessed what these sketches depicted right away, but somehow I’ve never imagined the experience with quite this level of anonymity and horror.

historicroyalpalaces:

A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace.  The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.


Find out more about the exhibition: http://bit.ly/1k8l0js

calantheandthenightingale:

shadyoaks:

one of my favorite fashion history things ever is court dress during the regency era

When ladies (and gentlemen) appeared at Court on formal occasions they were required to wear Court Dress, which was a very formal, very specific type of garment…

Was trying to describe this delightful atrocity to my students the other day.  Will have to keep this post for reference!

ohmybritain:

Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk by adam_swaine on Flickr.

Every day, my longing to go back to Britain seems to get stronger.  I guess it’s the approach of fall—or maybe just a fact of life.

ohmybritain:

Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk by adam_swaine on Flickr.

Every day, my longing to go back to Britain seems to get stronger.  I guess it’s the approach of fall—or maybe just a fact of life.

peashooter85:

Flintlock key gun, 18th century.

How amazing is that?  It’s just asking for a “locked room” murder mystery!

I’m sure I’ve reblogged this before, but have some J.J. Feild from back when he was a tiny hobbity bundle of adorable in a show/movie/something I know nothing about and have never actually seen.

amuseoffyre:

Amused that Doctor Who plagiarised Henry II.

I was thinking exactly the same thing.