‘Attention to Detail’ is when you sign your name in Ivory: Axis Decorative Arts - Jules Leleu Coffee Table with Eglomise Top
We were writing about this poster in art today.
Alphonse Mucha. I love all of his posters / designs :3
Writing about it actually made me want a biscuit, I want shortbread. Badly.
“A dramatic, original oil painting on canvas, depicting a scene of the LZ-127 GRAF ZEPPELIN unloading passengers being ferried between it and the Russian icebreaker Malygin off Franz Josef Land during its famous Arctic voyage in 1931.
Oil on canvas, signed ALEX.KIRCHER.
Note: Dr. Hugo Echener, one-time journalist, joined forces with Count Zeppelin to complete the first ever round the world passenger flight, made by the Graf in 1929. Two years later, Echener led the historic polar exploration flight, piloting the Graf to rest in “Quiet Sound” on the 82nd parallel at 17.30 hours on 27 July 1931. Over 50,000 letters and cards, bearing the official Zeppelin rubber stamp were transferred between the dirigible’s gondola and the ship’s tender, before Echener ordered an emergency take-off, the airship dragging its anchor and heading towards hazardous drift ice. “The whole adventurous rendezvous” reported Arthur Koestler on board the Graf “had lasted exactly thirteen minutes” yet Echener’s expedition had demonstrated the airship’s potential for scientific exploration from the air. The epoch of the airship was to prove a short one, the destruction of the Graf Zeppelin’s sister ship Hindenberg in 1937 effectively ending it.”‘Graf Zeppelin,1931’, by Alexander Kircher (American, b.1867).
This is officially my favorite sculpture ever. I mean, have you ever seen burning rubber depicted in metal? Pullman Gallery - “60hp Dauphin Mors” Bronze by Paul Moreau-Vauthier (French, 1871 - 1936)
By one of my favorites, Dr. Christopher Dresser. The man was incredibly prolific, and at least 20 years ahead of his time, design-wise. Mallett London - Pair of Claret Jugs made by Hukin & Heath, designed by Christopher Dresser