My Textile and Rug blog

Intended to be what the title says but increasingly becoming a storage place for "stuff" that is beautiful, pleases or stirs me.
blastedheath:

Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929), Shining Ray of Summer (Infinity Dots), 1988. Acrylic on canvas, 53 x 65 cm.

blastedheath:

Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929), Shining Ray of Summer (Infinity Dots), 1988. Acrylic on canvas, 53 x 65 cm.

thorsteinulf:

George Richmond - Abel the Shepherd (1825)

thorsteinulf:

George Richmond - Abel the Shepherd (1825)

(via blastedheath)

blastedheath:

Arman (French, 1928-2005), Musical Instrument Table. Bronze and glass, 18 1/2 x 29 x 21 in.

blastedheath:

Arman (French, 1928-2005), Musical Instrument Table. Bronze and glass, 18 1/2 x 29 x 21 in.

davidetemil:

Tina Modotti - Campesinos, Maggio 1926

davidetemil:

Tina Modotti - Campesinos, Maggio 1926

(via una-lady-italiana)

nijyo-yamatoya:

弁才天 Sarasvatī    Kata-zome
Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati.Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th through 8th centuries, mainly via the Chinese translations of the Sutra of Golden Light, which has a section devoted to her. She is also mentioned in the Lotus Sutra and often depicted holding a biwa, a traditional Japanese lute, in contrast to Saraswati who holds a stringed instrument known as a veena. Benzaiten is a highly syncretic entity with both a Buddhist and a Shinto side.
Kyoto Nijyo Yamatoya 

nijyo-yamatoya:

弁才天 Sarasvatī    Kata-zome

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati.Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th through 8th centuries, mainly via the Chinese translations of the Sutra of Golden Light, which has a section devoted to her. She is also mentioned in the Lotus Sutra and often depicted holding a biwa, a traditional Japanese lute, in contrast to Saraswati who holds a stringed instrument known as a veena. Benzaiten is a highly syncretic entity with both a Buddhist and a Shinto side.

Kyoto Nijyo Yamatoya 

(via una-lady-italiana)


"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." - Frida Kahlo

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you." - Frida Kahlo

(Source: bellecs, via mouthlikebukowski)

aleyma:

Bowl, made in China, 1723-35 (source).

aleyma:

Bowl, made in China, 1723-35 (source).

blastedheath:

Pierre Soulages (French, b. 1919), Gouache sur papier, 108,5 x 74,5 cm, 1977, 1977. Gouache and wash on paper laid on canvas, 108.5 x 74.5 cm.

blastedheath:

Pierre Soulages (French, b. 1919), Gouache sur papier, 108,5 x 74,5 cm, 1977, 1977. Gouache and wash on paper laid on canvas, 108.5 x 74.5 cm.

(via yama-bato)

design-is-fine:

Pierre Joseph Redouté, types of peaches, Persica vulgaris,1801-19. From: Traité des arbres par Duhamel. France. Via NYPL

(Source: thepeachskin, via focus-damnit)