st nicolas

creepy st nicholas

is that the creepiest santa ever or what?

girl with a pearl earring

vermeer embroidery

vermeer embroidery

dudes, i just bought this hand embroidered girl with a pearl earring for R50! (it’s on the left, in case you couldn’t differentiate the two – amazing, huh?) on the back it says “29th october 1975″. i can just imagine some old lady painstakingly churning out copies of the masters with her embroider-by-number sheets. sorry about the poor picture quality, i quickly snapped this with my phone – you should see the detail! oh my goodness, i think it’s the best thing i’ve ever bought.

stomach ache

stomacheache-01

stomacheache’s photostream gives me the lol-ies

x-rated

marriage-manual

adult movie posters of the 60s & 70s – more here (some of the better ones are nsfw)

photochrom

blue-grotto

insanely cool photocroms – read up on the process. from a journey round my skull‘s flickr.

retro oh oh

bardot

i have to apologise for my lack of postage, i have been without internet for a few days (what a feeling). i have collected tons of pretty awesome vintage pics lately though. enjoy!