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Transition lights

This great layout from Vogue magazine from February 15, 1934 allows me to highlight some super things about our collections here at the FIT Library. The Gladys Marcus Library specializes in feeding the designer’s mind.¬† We focus most on clothing … Continue reading

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The Future, as imagined in the past

So today I got an email from the British Museum, which has several really nifty blogs. http://www.britishmuseum.org/blog.aspx?ref=header Not surprising, because they are a museum full of very nifty things.¬† Someone on staff had found an article, written in 1969, thinking … Continue reading

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Vines and Whorls from the Anglo-Saxons

Last month I wrote a bit about my obsession with curving vines and acanthus leaves. ¬†Someone at the British Museum must have heard my cry, and just posted this about how to decode (and thereby reuse!) the complicated knots and … Continue reading

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