Posts tagged ‘collections’

January 6, 2010

20 best fashion blogs

20 best fashion blogs according to the Telegraph

“They’re sharp and witty – and so influential that these days they get to sit on the front row at the catwalk shows. They’re the fashion bloggers. Here’s our guide to the ones you’d be fools to miss.”

via 20 best fashion blogs – Telegraph.

What do you think?

Whats your favourite fashion blog?

December 2, 2009

textiles from Henry Ginsburg’s bequest

My Most Treasured Pieces’: textiles from Henry Ginsburg’s bequest

25th November – April 2009.

Temple Newsam House Leeds

On display to the public for the first time luscious silks, rare printed cottons and jewel-like velvets dating from 1550 and in the most sublime condition. Henry Ginsburg’s collection first came to Temple Newsam House in a series of gifts spanning over four years. This exhibition of Henry’s favorites showcases the most spectacular items of his bequest.

Of particular note is an enormous scrapbook of historic fabrics given to Ginsburg by his mother to encourage him to take an interest in textiles.
The collection, which boasts about 1,500 objects, came to Temple Newsam in a series of gifts spanning four years.

The unique pieces will be displayed alongside a glamorous Vivienne Westwood jacket, once worn by Jerry Hall, which was inspired by an historic fabric of which Temple Newsam holds the original.

Supported by the Leeds Arts Collections Fund and the Textile society
November 3, 2009

adatrendhub’s found videos

MoDA Artist in Residence Grace Adams, describes her work exploring post-second world war design and painting, developed from MoDA’s archive.
a video was added to the collection
adatrendhub’s found videos

October 26, 2009

HD Video Stock Footage, stock video news footage, BBC Motion Gallery

BBC Motion Gallery brings you easy access to a wide range of unique, high-quality stock video footage. Looking for superb HD stock footage and stock video clips? Rare archival shots you simply can’t find anywhere else? It’s all here, sourced from some of the most remarkable collections in the world, ready for you to preview, purchase and download immediately.

We’re also your gateway to over a million hours of footage offline, and our team of expert researchers will help you find exactly what you need.

via HD Video Stock Footage, stock video news footage, BBC Motion Gallery.

October 26, 2009

Land of Lost Content

National Museum of British Popular Culture Shropshire

Stella & husband Dave opened their first Museum under the name Rejectamenta on July 21st. 1991 in a redundant twelfth century C of E church in East Wittering, West Sussex.Four years later they moved their growing collection to a near-by tourist attraction at Earnley Gardens where they had more room. Rejectamenta was housed there until the end of November 2002.
Stella originally from Birmingham, and Dave from Cheltenham had always
dreamt of  returning to the West Midlands and again running their own
show. When they discovered the Old Market Hall in Craven Arms for sale they moved heaven and earth and several hundreds of thousands of items –
Their Masterpiece was nearing completion.Rejectamenta had gained an army of  fans during Its eleven years on the south coast, many of whom have visited ‘Land of Lost Content’ which opened on April 18th. 2003. Lots of new recruits have swelled that army since.

Stella and Wayne first met in 1991
shortly after she and Dave opened
their first museum Rejectamenta in
a redundant church in West  Sussex
not far from where Wayne and his
family lived. Wayne and Stella
could often be seen vying with each
other at local car-boot sales.

Stella and Wayne Hemmingway first met in 1991shortly after she and Dave opened their first museum Rejectamenta in a redundant church in West  Sussexnot far from where Wayne and his family lived. Wayne and Stella could often be seen vying with each other at local car-boot sales.

Their paths have crossed on numerous occasions since and in 2006 they came together in a joint venture with the Art School at Wolverhampton University to produce the ‘lolc Design Resource Image Library and Education Site’.

October 15, 2009

Flickr: Ecouterres Photostream

Ecouterre is a website devoted to the future of clothing and textile design. We’re dedicated to showcasing and supporting designers who not only contemplate cut, form, and drape, but also a garment’s social and environmental impact, from the cultivation of its fibers to its use and disposal. Our mission: To follow the evolution of the apparel industry toward a more environmentally sound future, as well as facilitate a conversation about why sustainable fashion matters.

this is their flikr site

October 3, 2009

Half a century of British design launched online

Half a century of British design launched online –

March 12, 2009

MMU | Special Collections

MMU | Special Collections.

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Special Collections form a fascinating and varied resource for the use and enjoyment of teachers, learners, researchers and the general public.

They are located within the Sir Kenneth Green Library on the All Saints campus, except for the North West Film Archive, which has its own purpose designed, world-class premises in Manchester city centre.

To find out more, view a list of all the collections.