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Design, decorative arts, material culture, objects and curiosities. A blog inspired by my interest in art history and museums.
fashionsfromhistory:

Roller Disco Ensemble
Paul Howie
1979
V&A

fashionsfromhistory:

Roller Disco Ensemble

Paul Howie

1979

V&A

fashionsfromhistory:

Evening Dress
Jacques Doucet
c.1904
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Evening Dress

Jacques Doucet

c.1904

MET

TEAPOT OF THE WEEK
'Airone Bicolore' Teapot, Pagnossin S.p.A, designed 1990, made 1996, Treviso, Italy, earthenware, V&A. 

TEAPOT OF THE WEEK

'Airone Bicolore' Teapot, Pagnossin S.p.A, designed 1990, made 1996, Treviso, Italy, earthenware, V&A

Wilton Carpet, Charles Voysey, manufactured by Tomkinson and Adam, 1896, Kidderminster, England, machine woven wool, V&A. 
At the end of the 19th century, Charles Voysey was one of England’s most influential architects and designers. In 1882, he set up an architecture practice and from the late 1880s started to design repeating patterns for wallpaper and woven printed textiles and carpets. The most interesting designs from this period are dominated by flowing patterns with pastel coloured birds, animals, hearts and flowers in silhouette. Voysey’s designs were well known in mainland Europe, influencing both the Art Nouveau movement and the Modern Movement. 

Wilton Carpet, Charles Voysey, manufactured by Tomkinson and Adam, 1896, Kidderminster, England, machine woven wool, V&A

At the end of the 19th century, Charles Voysey was one of England’s most influential architects and designers. In 1882, he set up an architecture practice and from the late 1880s started to design repeating patterns for wallpaper and woven printed textiles and carpets. The most interesting designs from this period are dominated by flowing patterns with pastel coloured birds, animals, hearts and flowers in silhouette. Voysey’s designs were well known in mainland Europe, influencing both the Art Nouveau movement and the Modern Movement. 

Board Game, ‘Wallis’ Picturesque Round Game of the Produce and Manufacturers of the Counties of England and Wales’, published by John Passmore, c.1850, London, hand-coloured etching and aquatint on linen, V&A. 
From the V&A: 
This is a geographical race game played on a map of England and Wales. The map is divided into counties with representations of local landmarks and industry. There are 151 playing spaces. The play is a circular one, with the starting space at the River Thames and the end space in London. This particular game was sold by E. Gibbons, dealer in German and French fancy goods, at 15 North Street, Bristol.

Board Game, ‘Wallis’ Picturesque Round Game of the Produce and Manufacturers of the Counties of England and Wales’, published by John Passmore, c.1850, London, hand-coloured etching and aquatint on linen, V&A

From the V&A: 

This is a geographical race game played on a map of England and Wales. The map is divided into counties with representations of local landmarks and industry. There are 151 playing spaces. The play is a circular one, with the starting space at the River Thames and the end space in London. This particular game was sold by E. Gibbons, dealer in German and French fancy goods, at 15 North Street, Bristol.

Chocolate Cup, Worcester Porcelain Co., c.1752, soft paste porcelain with underglaze blue, Art Institute of Chicago. 

Chocolate Cup, Worcester Porcelain Co., c.1752, soft paste porcelain with underglaze blue, Art Institute of Chicago

Nymph, Robert Wilson and Vetreria Alfredo Barbini, 1983-1984, USA, handblown and worked glass with coloured inclusions, V&A. 
American artist Robert Wilson goes to Murano yearly to work with Italian glasshouses. He has collaborated frequently with Alfredo Barbini in making sculptural glass. Wilson is also a watercolourist and sculptor, working with enamels and reduction glazed porcelain. 

Nymph, Robert Wilson and Vetreria Alfredo Barbini, 1983-1984, USA, handblown and worked glass with coloured inclusions, V&A

American artist Robert Wilson goes to Murano yearly to work with Italian glasshouses. He has collaborated frequently with Alfredo Barbini in making sculptural glass. Wilson is also a watercolourist and sculptor, working with enamels and reduction glazed porcelain. 

Bowl, 1644-1911, China, porcelain, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 

Bowl, 1644-1911, China, porcelain, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Brooch, 1930-40, Europe or America, platinum set with brilliant and baguette cut diamonds and onyx, V&A. 
This brooch takes the form of a bow tie motif. The black onyx, a typical feature of Art Deco jewellery, has been used to emphasise the end of the ‘ribbon’. 

Brooch, 1930-40, Europe or America, platinum set with brilliant and baguette cut diamonds and onyx, V&A

This brooch takes the form of a bow tie motif. The black onyx, a typical feature of Art Deco jewellery, has been used to emphasise the end of the ‘ribbon’. 

Desk, Vienna, c.1810, various wounds and gilt bronze mounts, Art Institute of Chicago.

Desk, Vienna, c.1810, various wounds and gilt bronze mounts, Art Institute of Chicago.

Culture and Kitsch is back!

Having taken a little break from blogging (actually its been a while…nearly 4 months, eeeek!) Culture and Kitsch is back! 
Sometimes life just gets in the way, and with a new Masters course and new job to adapt to over the last few months, unfortunately the blog took a bit of a back seat - but now I’m excited to start it up again, and am hunting out lots of wonderful objects for my lovely followers. 

Thank you for sticking around! 

C xx

patternbase:

Gorman

craftalliance:

Dganit Moreno, Untitled Teapots and Untitled Teacup and Saucer.

(via fired-earth)

patternbase:

hollersirup: Pages 27&28 of my pattern sketchbook :)

patternbase:

hollersirup: Pages 27&28 of my pattern sketchbook :)