Fancy

In a modern faery queen’s world

6 August, 2010

Photo of a beautiful young Asian woman wearing a white dress with feathery plumes in her lilac coloured hair. She's sitting on a mountain of coffee coloured and white material, some tulle.
When I came across this photo on Tumblr I loved it at once, probably because it reminds me a little of Kate’s work. Han Jin looks as though she were a faery queen, I love that pose. I might try to sketch it! See the rest of the Spring Breeze editorial from Vogue Korea.

Photo of a crisp white kitchen with lots of light, floating shelves holding neatly arranged baskets, glasses and other things.
Even though I’m a fan of overblown, ridiculously detailed design work I yearn for light, white open spaces. Our kitchen was born in the 1970s, and the brown and muted orange and darkness really bothers me, but we rent so there’s not much we can do about that! Photo credit: Samantha Pynn via decor8.

A photo of a room with a giant picture of a cherry blossom tree (I think!) on the wall and lots of whimsical things strewn about on the floor including: parasols, rocking horses, old suitcases and an old-fashioned record player with a trumpet device (can't remember the name of this!)
Practically, having a room like this might be a nightmare (depending on how much space you have available and how often you like to dust – i.e: never for me) but it’d be an awesome set up for taking outfit photos. Susie Bubble posted these photos of the Townhouse Escape in London a few days ago, I’d love to stay there.

An old framed plate from The Harmonia Macrocosmica featuring concentric circles rotating around a globe at the centre.
This is a plate from The Harmonia Macrocosmica, you can buy prints of some of these beautiful plates from Transmission Atelier Inc.

The Harmonia Macrocosmica is a star atlas written by Andreas Cellarius and published in 1660 by Johannes Janssonius. The first part of the atlas contains copper plate prints depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. At the end are star maps of the classical and Christian constellations, the latter ones as introduced by Julius Schiller in his Coelum stellatum christianum of 1627.
via Wikipedia

A very skillful painting of a young white skinned man's face, he's got short brown hair and full red lips and a floral pattern stretches across most of his face. He eyes the viewer questioningly.
It’s nice to randomly come across an image and find its creator is Australian. This painting is by Deidre But-Husaim, an artist from South Australia who scours through photos of models daily in order to find the perfect reference material for her floral tattoo makeovers. See more of her work.

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  • fdevine

    WOW. I've always been in love with The Harmonia Macrocosmica, but didn't know what its name was. They have it at the Observatorium of the Planetarium in my hometown, and I saw it ages ago. It was and is fascinating, even if the ideas are proved to be wrong. Thanks for sharing!

  • fdevine

    Oh, and Deidre's paintings are FANCE-A-LICIOUS!