Thursday, February 13, 2014

i spy: snow (duh), neon signs, a cozy fire, and architects in costume

January.  Snow, ice, fireplaces, neon lights, and the best costumes for a ball ever!  Take a look and see if you agree.  (For more of this, follow me on Tumblr or Pinterest.)

clockwise, from upper left:
*a beautiful stone fireplace in a found photo / sctatepdx Flickr
*leaf from an 1896 Dutch Art Nouveau calender by Theodor Willem Nieuwenhuis / Wolfsonian FIU Library blog
*Karlavägen street in central Stockholm in snow, January 1922, photo by Berit Wallenberg / Swedish National Heritage Board on Flickr
*Ice Glare by Charles Burchfield, 1933 / Whitney Museum of American Art
*Après-ski photo by Robert Capa of a woman at an ice bar in Zürs, Austria.  (© Robert Capa and International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos) / Vanity Fair

clockwise, from upper left:
*The Abandoned City, pastel and crayon drawing by Fernand Khnopff, 1904 / Wikipedia
*Painted glass window fragment, England, 15th century / V&A
*a 1970 nighttime shot of Kärntner Straße in Vienna (© KommR Helmut Prem private archive) / Vintage Vienna
*screenshot I took of a GIF showing architect William Van Alen dressed in costume as his Chrysler Building for the 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball in NYC. / Smithsonian Archives of American Art
*a photo of the beautiful Richmond Stamp sign in downtown Grand Rapids, by Conspectus / Conspectus


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