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denimicons:

The Black Keys

metrobulotdodo:

Comme des Garcons AW 2009 Wonderland Trompe L’Oeilel Poncho with semi-attached Sleeves

Comme des Garcons SS 2002 Asymmetrically Closed Poplin Dress

Comme des Garcons Tricot AW 1996 (designed by Junya Watanabe) Sculptural, Asymmetrical Wrap Skirt

Hermes Barenia Watch

Y’s Yohji Yamamoto Pony Hair Clogs

-MBD

metrobulotdodo:

in 2006?
Lanvin Necklace
Jil Sander Cotton poplin dress from the days of Jil by Jil (98?)
Hermes Medor watch purchased in 1999
The fact that I still own and wear everything above regularly sort of makes “fast fashion” seem to belong to the “blink and you’ll miss it” variety of speed…
MBD 

metrobulotdodo:

in 2006?

Lanvin Necklace

Jil Sander Cotton poplin dress from the days of Jil by Jil (98?)

Hermes Medor watch purchased in 1999

The fact that I still own and wear everything above regularly sort of makes “fast fashion” seem to belong to the “blink and you’ll miss it” variety of speed…


MBD 

gizmobennelli:

Kapital

gizmobennelli:

Kapital


Edward HopperNighthawks (1942)

Edward Hopper
Nighthawks (1942)


The last photo ever taken of Hachikō, the dog who waited for 9 years after the death of his master outside the train station every morning until he himself passed away in 1930s.

The last photo ever taken of Hachikō, the dog who waited for 9 years after the death of his master outside the train station every morning until he himself passed away in 1930s.

putthison:

Boro: The Beauty of Thrift

I’ve become really interested in other forms of textiles lately. Lots of stuff such as Middle Eastern rugs, Navajo weavings, American quilts, and Japanese boro. Boro comes out of Japan’s countrysides, where cloth used to be very precious and valuable. Since disposing things wasn’t an option, the wives of farmers and fishermen would patch and mend bags, blankets, futon covers, clothes, and even diapers. As a result, you get these beautiful objects with hundreds of shades of indigo, often pieced together with a type of rough running stitch known as sashiko

Boro used to be a source of embarrassment for many families, because of its association with poverty, but in more recent times, they’ve become collectors items. If you’re in NYC, you can check some out at Shibui (at least until they move locations in a few weeks) as well as Sri Threads. The second is an appointment-only gallery run by Stephen Szczepanek. You can read an article about him at the New York Times, and check out his wonderful blog, where he posts about the things he’s found in Japan. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite entry, but this one would be a contender. Notice that the stitching forms an interesting geometric pattern across the whole garment. As Stephen writes, those shapes represent masu — a type of wooden box used to measure rice during Japan’s feudal period. 

The price of boro can really range. Sometimes you can find them on eBay for $150-300, but the designs tend to be somewhat simple. Nicer pieces can be found at galleries and speciality auction houses, but in the thousands of dollars. I’m hoping to find a nice, but affordable, piece in the next year, and using it to line the inside of a black leather moto jacket. Fingers crossed. 

(Photos via Sri Threads’ blog)