bett norris

bett norris is an illustrator from england. here she has illustrated the personal keepsakes & possessions of frida kahlo, syliva plath and edith piaf respectively – for an exhibition entitled treasure.

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ballerinas in paris

ballerinas during a rehearsal for swan lake at the grand opera de paris in 1930

photos by alfred eisenstaedt, courtesy of life magazine.

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brand name pencils

a website dedicated entirely to brand name pencils. this is why i love the internet!

you will learn interesting bits of informaiton like this,

WWII-era pencils have very distinct cardboard or plastic ferrules . Metals were needed for the war effort so a hard cardboard or plastic replaced the nickel or brass previously used to house the eraser.

found via tim siedell aka @badbanana – the funniest man on twitter. follow him n-o-w.

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black swan ltd/ed

if you haven’t seen the black swan limited edition movie posters by now, you’re about to! i’ve been excited to see this film ever since those teaser images were released of natalie portman in full ballerina mode.

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