Posts Tagged ‘history’

Saul Bass new release…ish

January 24, 2011

It may be an obvious or cliche choice for favorite designer…but I really do love Saul Bass. He is best known for his poster design as well as his creative approach to opening titles in film. For those of you not into old movies and poster art, you’ll know his logo for United Airlines.

I was excited to find today that his film,”Why Man Creates”, created in 1968 was for the first time uploaded to youtube in it’s entirety. The film explores and discusses the nature of creativity as it is broken down into 8 stages.

It aired for the first time, as a shortened version,  on the first broadcast of “60 Minutes” in 1968, and also won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Feast your eyes on the genius of Saul Bass!




Off With Her Head!

January 9, 2010

My mom was able to get the week after New Years off and we spent the entire week on the couch recovering from a stomach bug and watching all three seasons of The Tudors on dvd. By the end of it we were speaking with terrible accents and ordering the dogs around like ladies in waiting!

Anyway, I couldn’t help but be caught up in all the beautiful costumes the women wore (and even some of the men’s). Here is some Tudor inspiration from Etsy!

monogrammed initial wax seal pendant by RitzyMisfit

monogrammed initial wax seal pendant by RitzyMisfit

One thing I love on the show–er time period– is all of the letter writing with beautiful pens and ink and the wax seals on them. I would love to own a wax seal although I can’t think of much occasion to use one. I could never resist playing with hot wax when I’m around candles, and I love the sound when they pull the stamp off the wax. Simple pleasures! These beautiful monogrammed necklaces are from RitzyMisfit and feature a stamped pendant with the letter of your choice!

Vintage Crystal Sterling Ring by jorgensenstudio

Vintage Crystal Sterling Ring by jorgensenstudio

The jewels at this time were absolutely stunning although most of us couldn’t find occasion to wear what would probably now be considered gaudy. I remember seeing the Crown Jewels in London and as i was conveyor-belted past I just stood with my mouth open thinking THOSE STONES ARE SO HUGE! It was also strange after having studied art history and seen so many paintings of English Royalty wearing these pieces, that there they were… “Props” from those old old paintings…

Etsy seller jorgensenstudio makes beautiful sterling silver jewelry, most of it ornate and vintage-looking. I love beautiful vintage and intricate bands on rings. His work is very beautiful and very wearable…and affordable!

Anne Boleyn style Double Strand Necklace by duchessa

Anne Boleyn style Double Strand Necklace by duchessa

This necklace is fashioned after one Anne Boleyn was known for wearing in her portraits. Etsy seller Duchessa makes these beautiful necklaces with an initial of your choice! It’s a pretty thing to wear I think.

Don’t forget!

Take part in the Keepsake Contest! All I need is your suggestions for this project here and you can win an item of your choice from the Megnificent Made Etsy store!