A masquerade of the faceless.

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korse:


Ice stalagmites in the basement of Greystone Park State Hospital.

Like lil frozen ghosts holding vigil

korse:

Ice stalagmites in the basement of Greystone Park State Hospital.

Like lil frozen ghosts holding vigil

(via fuitilium)

oldbookillustrations:

Paul Avril, (probable original) front cover from Le miroir du monde (Reflection of the world), by Octave Uzanne, Paris, 1888.
(It’s difficult to tell for sure without holding the book in one’s hands, but this looks like the original cover, and the current brown binding like a later addition. This could also be a title page, but it doesn’t seem quite as likely)
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Paul Avril, (probable original) front cover from Le miroir du monde (Reflection of the world), by Octave Uzanne, Paris, 1888.

(It’s difficult to tell for sure without holding the book in one’s hands, but this looks like the original cover, and the current brown binding like a later addition. This could also be a title page, but it doesn’t seem quite as likely)

(Source: archive.org)

bohemea:

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001
Dress, VOSS Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red
Photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
“There’s blood beneath every layer of skin.”

bohemea:

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001

Dress, VOSS Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red

Photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

“There’s blood beneath every layer of skin.”

(via suicideblonde)

artchipel:

Aëla Labbé - Untitled, Ritual Dance

artchipel:

Aëla Labbé - Untitled, Ritual Dance

(Source: artchipel, via helloloveducks)

suicideblonde:

Vivienne Westwood Union Jack ball-tie dress

by john & tina reid
oldbookillustrations:

The lady of Shalott .
Florence M. Rudland, from The yellow book vol. 9, London, Boston, April 1896.
(Source archive.org.)

oldbookillustrations:

The lady of Shalott .

Florence M. Rudland, from The yellow book vol. 9, London, Boston, April 1896.

(Source archive.org.)

(via thebrigadier)

livresommemesluvers:

haneulsky:


“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.  “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse.  “You become.  It takes a long time.  That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.  Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby.  But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
— from The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922

livresommemesluvers:

haneulsky:

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.  “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse.  “You become.  It takes a long time.  That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.  Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby.  But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

— from The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922

(Source: calantheandthenightingale, via thebrigadier)


This skull was discovered in France between 1920 and 1940. Its easily one of the more disputed and controversial artifacts of its time. The museum of supernatural history claims (through analysis) that the horns are in fact, naturally a part of the skull. 

This skull was discovered in France between 1920 and 1940. Its easily one of the more disputed and controversial artifacts of its time. The museum of supernatural history claims (through analysis) that the horns are in fact, naturally a part of the skull. 

(Source: subtle-pretext-chiming-in, via freshstrawberries)

oldbookillustrations:

The magpie came up to me, hopping in the most graceful manner.
J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

The magpie came up to me, hopping in the most graceful manner.

J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.

(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

The greater the fear, the less hope there was.
Erich Schütz, from Historie von der schönen Lau (The story of Lau, the beautiful water nymph), by Eduard Friedrich Mörike, Vienna, 1921.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

The greater the fear, the less hope there was.

Erich Schütz, from Historie von der schönen Lau (The story of Lau, the beautiful water nymph), by Eduard Friedrich Mörike, Vienna, 1921.

(Source: archive.org)