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The collection was fiercely anti-totalitarian: models wore Hello Kitty dolls and over tat in their hair, kitschy coloured prints and Nike boxing-style high-heeled boots as Lisa Stansfield’s Change played in the background. A toybox of treasures. This was one of Kawakubo’s most fun, playful and positive collections, celebrating the cartoon-loving kid in all of us.

Vlada Roslyakova in Chanel


Chanel Haute Couture  *  spring/summer 2007  *  model: Vlada Roslyakova

Bottega Veneta f/w 2007


Bottega Veneta – fall/winter 2007 collection
models: Michaela Kocianova, Inguna Butane

Christian Dior haute couture fw 1997

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Christian Dior haute couture fw 1997

Balanciaga 2016 spring ready to wear

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Balanciaga 2016 spring ready to wear

Francesco Scognamiglio

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Francesco Scognamiglio Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show



Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or stuck onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern. It it commonly used as decoration, especially on garments. The technique is accomplished either by hand or machine. Appliqué is commonly practised with textiles, but the term may be applied to similar techniques used on different materials. In the context of ceramics, for example, an appliqué is a separate piece of clay added to the primary work, generally for the purpose of decoration.

The term originates from the Latin applicō[1] "I apply" and subsequently from the French appliquer[2] "attach".

Crochet tutorial - Amigurumi (Part 1)

Key observation



Flat keys

Modern “flat keys” were first introduced to the public by Linus Yale, Sr and Jr. in mid 1800s. Bu using tumbler lock and more sophisticated way of regulating the pins, these flat keys become instant success across entire world. They were easy to manufacture, and thanks to invention of key cutting, easy to replicate in large numbers.

Today, majority of the locks in the world uses flat keys that activate mechanisms invented in 1800s - warded locks, lever tumbler locks and pin tumbler locks. Small amount of keys is based on magnetic signatures, which are most often used in public buildings (such as hotels), government facilities, scientific labs, and similar sensitive locations.

Key Mold


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material : silicon

flexible and soft

Door Handle


Crystal with metal Door Handle

History of Locks

History of Locks

From the dawn of modern civilization, our ancestors developed a need to keep their belongings to themselves by using mechanical devices known as locks. Initially, those locks were only simple knots made from rope or other materials (they were used only to detect if someone tried to open them), but as the time went on and new technologies were developed, true locks made from wood and metal started being used across the world. Modern day historians are unsure which ancient civilization was first to create mechanical locks, and many believe that Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans developed those skins independently from each other.

Old Door Locks

History of mechanical locks started over 6 thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt, where locksmith first managed to create simple but effective pin tumbler lock that was made entirely from wood. It consisted of the wooden post that was affixed to the door, and a horizontal bolt that slid into the post. This bolt had set of openings which were filled with pins. Specially designed large and heavy wooden key was shaped like modern toothbrush with pegs that corresponded to the holes and pins in the lock. This key could be inserted into opening and lifted, which would move the pins and allow security bolt to be moved.

Door Handle


square shape, round handle, red color, cute little key hole

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Harrods cup


Souvenirs at Harrods

For truly unique and memorable gifting that's sure to be treasured for years to come, turn to our range of personalised presents which are available at the Harrods Gift Shop, Second Floor.

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Grand Budapest Hotel


Key design


GBH Key design with tassel

Grand Budapest Hotel




Pink poster from "Grand Budapest Hotel"


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about filmmaker Wes Anderson

Wesley Wales Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor. His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative styles.[1]

Anderson was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, Moonrise Kingdom in 2012 and The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014, as well as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009. He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014. He also received the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2015. He currently runs production company American Empirical Pictures, which he founded in 1998.[2] Anderson won the Silver Bear for Best Director for the stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs (2018).[3]

Anderson is regarded by many as a modern-day example of the auteur. He has received consistent praise from critics for his work, and three of his films—The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel—appeared in BBC's 2016 poll of the greatest films since 2000.[

Alexander Mcqueen Scarf


Alexander Mcqueen Scarf

I liked the printing of scarf which is a illustration of skirt with spray paint

Maybe I can use those color palette in my design

British Cultural Traditions 11p Stamp (1976) Scots Piper

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Highland Gathering Na Geamannan

British Cultural Traditions 11p Stamp (1976) Scots Piper

Harrods pet shop


Harrods is to shut its world-renowned pet department bringing to a end one of the most extraordinary eras in retail history.

The iconic Knightsbridge store’s fourth-floor Pet Kingdom is to close at the end of the month to make way for a new women’s fashion floor as part of a multi-million pound re-fit by its Qatari owners.

The closure was greeted with dismay by well-heeled animal lovers who have pampered their pets with diamond-encrusted dog collars and four-poster cat-beds, and those who remember the department’s heyday when its exotic menagerie rivalled London Zoo.

Old Harrods photo






Rei Kawakubo’s collections are always full of interpratations. This collection is about black and white – but in a very metaphoric way. White – life. Black – death. Kawakubo went further and brings human’s biggest problem and fear into one, “painful” collection. Whether this collection will be sold or not, Rei have proved again the great success through everybody’s hearts and feelings.

Gemma Ward as Chinese princess


Alexander McQueen dress – spring/summer 2005

“Chinese Garden” Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen

model: Gemma Ward

Bottega Veneta – fall/winter 2007 collection


Bottega Veneta – fall/winter 2007 collection
models: Michaela Kocianova, Inguna Butane

1830s revisited | Porcelainista



Balenciaga SS 2016 last collection by Alexander Wang, off white

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Balenciaga SS 2016 last collection by Alexander Wang, off white

Francesco Scognamiglio Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show

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Francesco Scognamiglio Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show

How to Applique!




Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. In the west they are called amigurumi, which are the original phonetics of 編みぐるみ in Japanese language.




How to Make a Key Mold

Roll out a piece of fine molding plaster with a rolling pin, so it is 2 inches thicker than the thickness of the key you want to make the mold from. The piece of plaster should be several inches wider and longer than the key.

Grease the key so it will release from the plaster easily. Make sure you are thorough along the edges and on the teeth of the key.

Press one side of the key into the piece of plaster until the plaster and the key are perfectly even. Do not push the key in farther than this or your mold will be too deep.

Pull the key out of the plaster, being very careful not to disrupt the imprint you made.

Let the plaster dry until it is completely hardened before using the mold.

Mold for platic key


History of Keys - Who Invented Keys?


Today, keys are one of the most commonly manufactured metal objects in the entire world, enabling us to live in the modern civilization that has many of its features safeguarded and locked behind billions of locks. They are easy to manufacture, small enough to be carried and offer intuitive (though imperfect) way of operating mass produced lock that guard our physical properties such as cars, buildings, doors, safes and more.

History of keys started at the same moment when first locks appeared in ancient Babylon and Egypt, some 6 thousand years ago. These simple wooden devices used small pins which were hidden in a small opening near the bolt. By using wooden toothbrush-shaped key, Egyptians could lift those small pins and unlock the blot. Sadly, this design had several disadvantages – both lock and key were made from wood (material that is very susceptible to external brute-force attacks) and the key itself was very bulky and heavy. The oldest examples of these ancient locks were found in ruins of the Assyrian palace of Khorasabad, in a biblical city of Nineveh. Those locks mechanisms were dated to 704 BC.

The next evolution of keys came in Ancient Rome, whose engineers and inventors managed to greatly improve upon the designs of Egyptian wooden locks. By using iron and bronze, romans were able to create much stronger and smaller locks, with keys that we light enough to be carried on person. As far as their form of the keys was concerned, one great invention changed their look forever. Introduction of wards into locks shaped the keys from large flat structures with pins on their end to the look of what we call today is “Skeleton key” – simple cylindrical shaft that has one single, thin and rectangular tooth (or bit). This design continued to be used for 17 centuries after the fall of Roman Empire, receiving only minor update in their looks (during all that time locksmiths were more focused on deceiving the thieves or making their work more tedious than innovating new safeguarding mechanisms). Skeleton keys can be found even today in houses that were built before 1940s.


Door Handle plane figure


Plane figure

A flat, closed figure that is in a plane is called a plane figure. A plane figure can be made of straight lines, curved lines, or both straight and curved lines.

I liked minimalistic drawings. Maybe I can use this as my pattern or printing


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The Grand Budapest Hotel


The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson, from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. Featuring an ensemble cast, it stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.


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Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig (/zwɡ, swɡ/;[1]German: [tsvaɪk]; 28 November 1881 – 22 February 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world.[

Zweig was a prominent writer in the 1920s and 1930s, befriending Arthur Schnitzler and Sigmund Freud.[17] He was extremely popular in the United States, South America and Europe, and remains so in continental Europe;[2] however, he was largely ignored by the British public.[18] His fame in America had diminished until the 1990s, when there began an effort on the part of several publishers (notably Pushkin Press, Hesperus Press, and The New York Review of Books) to get Zweig back into print in English.[19]Plunkett Lake Press has reissued electronic versions of his non-fiction works.[20] Since that time there has been a marked resurgence and a number of Zweig's books are back in print.[

Elephant in Harrods


Elephant in Harrods

Early Harrods pet shop sell baby elephant.

It was quite shocked for me because I can only see elephants in the zoo.

One of the article said it was a revolution at that time too.

Dance ( movement) of greenman




I liked the pose and movement of green man

I can get some interesting shape(silhouette)  and gatherings from it.

Harrods History



A brief history of Harrods

Founded as a family shop in East London in the early 19th century, the Knightsbridge department store Harrods has grown into a brand recognised all over the world. But it wasn't always plain sailing. Here, Robin Harrod, great-great-grandson of the shop's founder, shares its surprising origins and a few of the many setbacks faced by its first owners, from fires and financial crashes to criminal convictions...

In 1824, a man named Charles Henry Harrod opened a shop in Southwark, London – a business which (contrary to perceived wisdom) was not a tea and grocery shop but a draper’s. After brushes with the law and more than a few dramatic setbacks, he would later go on to found Harrods store in Knightsbridge, widely viewed as one of the wonders of the shopping world.


Charles Henry Harrod was born in Essex in 1799, his parents’ third child. During Charles’ childhood, the Harrod family did not have a settled home and had to move several times because of his father’s job. William Harrod worked as a exciseman or gauger, collecting excise tax for the government, inspecting taxable bulk merchandise and preventing smuggling. The excisemen of this era were, to say the least, unpopular, and the attitude towards them in the local population was ambivalent. Many people, especially those living near the coast, were either involved in, dependent upon, or turned a blind eye to the proceeds of smuggling and contraband. As a consequence, excisemen were mostly employed away from their home area and moved regularly so as to avoid any conflict of interest or retribution.



The green man pub Harrods

Buried deep inside Harrods, this is not really a pub you'd stumble across if you were wandering round Knightsbridge, unless that is you were looking for some respite from the sales or needing some time to consider the bewildering array of delights in Harrods food hall. Nevertheless, this is a real pub, albeit an inevitably sanitised tourist experience of one. It's reasonably plush inside, although it can feel a little claustrophobic, not to mention a little on the warm side, as it's buried in the depths of the store. We managed to get a decent pint and a comfortable seat, although we were moved on swiftly from a larger table in order to make way for diners. Not a bad selection of beers for such an affair: Honeydew and London Pride were on as well as a standard selection of other stuff. Whilst we wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it, unless of course you're interested in the novelty factor, it was alright all things considered.

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Korean Grandma


Comme des Garcons RTW FW17


Comme des Garcons Fall - Winter 2017/18

White in the purple World of Kawakubo.Step into the unknown.A whole other dimension of what silhouette should look.Her searching for the right shape,brings as to this amorf,form of entering the whiteness,into one close space,inside,is where the path flow...You can see the Henry Moore sculptures in this,but is more,an ode to the unstoppable source of imagination and design.Inside this structures of fabric,is where the truth exist. You can be in a perfect gown for the space traveling,but here on the Earth,this forms are belonging to the future. The power of the clothes,which never stop to give as the thing,that one who produce an energy for going foward. This stone monolithic tailored pieces,beautiful shapes that create an sensation of realistic calmness. Metalic explosion and red postulate of seeing through the form,of ever existing creation,out there. Accumulation of textile,clean pure color and making the fabric to erupt in grace,which comes in nonstandard form,which has to live a new time.

Bottega Veneta – spring/summer 2007 collection


Bottega Veneta – spring/summer 2007 collection
model: Lonneke Engel

1830s revisited



Trish Goff at Christian Dior haute couture by John Galliano – spring/summer 1997

Skirt design


pleated with organic fabric

high weisted, ribbon belt

raw edges

Francesco Scognamiglio

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Francesco Scognamiglio Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show

Fabric manipulation


Fabric Manipulation. Any technique that reshapes the surface of the material. Gathering: Threads stitched through fabric are drawn together to reduce the fullness of a material to a required width. The stitches may be worked by hand but usually by the use of a gathering foot (ruffler) or by the use of industrial machinery.

amigurumi basics - how to start an amigurumi


Crochet (English: /krˈʃ/;[1]French: [kʁɔʃɛ][2]) is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.[3] The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning 'small hook'. These are made of materials such as metal, wood, or plastic and are manufactured commercially and produced in artisan workshops. The salient difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before proceeding with the next one, while knitting keeps a large number of stitches open at a time. (Variant forms such as Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time.)

Making key mold


How to Make a Key Mold

A key mold is used to make a copy of a key by pouring a liquid that will harden, like silicone, into a form in the shape of the key to be copied. You can make a key mold to copy simple keys with teeth but no grooves using only a few simple materials. The mold is formed in a manner similar to the one you would you use to create molds for other small items, like cup handles and small hardware parts.

Making jelly key




How to Make Molds

Decide if you need a 1-part or 2-part mold. If you are making a mold for an object with 1 flat side, then you need a 1-part mold. For complex, 3-dimensional shapes, you will need to make a mold in 2 parts.
Measure your object's height, length and width. How else would you know how big of an area you need? Make sure to get all the dimensions!
Make a containment box for your mold using your measurements. This can really be any material you like. If the edges aren't airtight, however, you'll need to adhere the edges to surface with clay or a clay-like substance.
  • Add least 1 inch (2.54 cm) to each of your object's measurements before marking cut lines on your box. You'll need the extra space for the mass of the mold.
  • Out of foam core board, cut 2 walls for the width and 2 walls for the length, keeping in mind the object's height. Cut 1 square (width measurement by length measurement) for the floor piece.
  • Make a box by gluing the 4 walls together and then to the floor section with super glue. Again, if this isn't airtight, it won't do the job.

Setting Your Object


Prepare your object to be set. The method you'll need to undertake varies slightly with the type of mold you're using:

  • For a 1-part mold, secure the flat face of the object to the floor section of the mold box using an easy-release adhesive compound. This prevents any of your moldmaking compounds from leaking.
    • You may want to stay away from Insta-Mold and stick to modeling clay.
  • For a 2-part mold, layer the bottom of the mold box with clay and push the object into the clay, leaving 1/2 of its height exposed for molding. Once you feel you have submerged the lower portion of your object to its approximate half-mark, smooth the top surface of the clay as much as possible before moving on to the next step to make a mold.

Mix your rubber mold compound according to the package directions, or use reusable molding material. There are a number of varieties out there, so it's advised to do your research before you purchase anything.

  • Latex moldmaking compounds are cheap and simple, but they take a long, long time to set.
  • Silicone RTV moldmaking rubber is a solid bet, regardless of your project.
  • Reusable molding material is not for high temperature casting, but can be remelted.
Prepare the object's surface. Paint a thin layer of the rubber compound on its face right before pouring. Be sure to pay close attention to any crevices or small surface details. This initial thin layer should take care of the details, but still be diligent.
Pour your mold. Be sure to fill your mold box to its full height. The object needs to be fully covered and then some.
  • Make sure to give your mold time to set, according to the product's instructions.

Extracting Your Work


Tear the mold making box off, exposing the mold. Pull the object out of the rubber mold. Your mold is ready for use! To make molds in 2-parts, move on to the next step.


Follow the same process for the other half of a 2-part mold after preparing it to set in the following way:

  • Tear the mold box off, exposing the half mold/half clay square.
  • Carefully remove the clay, leaving the rubber mold half intact.
  • Use a hobby knife to cut 3 or 4 pyramid shapes into the face of the mold. These will serve as matching-up joints for the 2 finished mold halves.
  • Create a new box to make a mold in, this time to the existing mold's length and width, allowing enough space in the height to pour the second part of the mold on top.
  • Set the object, mold side down, in the box. Make sure it fits snugly enough to not allow any new rubber compound to drip down the sides.
  • Paint the face of the mold you will be pouring on with mold release compound or thin film of vaseline. This will prevent the 2 mold halves from sticking together.
  • Pour your mold, let it set, then remove the box and pull the 2 sections apart. Your 2-part mold is complete.

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Hand motive Door Handles

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Concierge of GBH


Concierge of GBH

welcoming, greeting, enterance, first impression

GBH key


Grand Budapest Hotel Key and tassel

Alexander Mcqueen - savage beauty


Harrods Door Handle


Harrods Door Handle

The image of greeting, welcoming, first contact with customer, enterance

Jelly Harrods - Jelly Parlour of Wonders


Jelly Parlour of Wonders  - Harrods Food Hall, London, July 2016

To celebrate Bompas & Parr's ninth birthday, the studio launched the Jelly Parlour of Wonders in London's most famous department store Harrods. The installation represented the first retail range of Bompas & Parr's unique approach to jelly.

Visitors to the parlour could choose from a range of Harrods-inspired jelly shapes, including a model of the iconic Knightsbridge department store, and a variety of flavours, including rose and pistachio ribband blancmange; marbled coral with Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve whisky and raspberry; Chartreuse and peach; yellowgage plum and Harrods Riesling; and Champagne with summer fruits and a violet elderflower set with fresh blueberries.

The jelly range was completed with classic mould designs from the collection of Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England and a National Trust property. The original historic designs were 3D-scanned and digitised, allowing replicas to be created. Castle Drogo was designed and built by famed architect Edwin Lutyens, often described as ‘The Greatest British Architect’.

The castle is in the midsts of a £13m fundraising to repair its medieval-inspired flat roof, deliberately installed without windowsills or guttering and which has been penetrated by rain for more than 100 years. Bompas & Parr has donated to the fundraising project and Harrods will kindly donate 10 pence from every jelly sold to the project.

Photography by Ann Charlott Ommedal & Nathan Ceddia.

Harrods greenman


Harrods greenman

The foundation of the great department store.

Harrods is a world famous department store is owned by Qatar Holdings, part of the Qatar Investment Authority, the state's sovereign wealth fund.

The store occupies seven floors and has 330 departments which together cover over 90,000 square meters. With its renowned food hall, luxury goods for discerning and prestigious customers, and its unique green bags, the store is visited by millions of people every year. A far cry from its early humble beginnings.

Charles Henry Harrod was born in Essex in 1799. Little is known about his early life. By 1834 he was a tea dealer in Whitechapel, London, and in 1849 ran a successful wholesale tea dealers in Eastcheap. In the same year he established a small grocery business selling tea, coffee and groceries at 8 Middle Queen's Buildings in Knightsbridge. In 1861 he sold the shop to his son, Charles Digby Harrod, but still worked in the shop until 1864.

Consisting of one room, this shop address later became 105 Brompton Road. At this time this area of Knightsbridge was under redevelopment and attracting wealthy people into the area. The Harrod's tapped into the requirements of this wealthier clientele, and by novel marketing, providing quality goods and service, the business expanded.

The store expanded into two neighbouring premises, 101 and 103 Brompton Road; and on land behind, they built a warehouse. In 1873 the name 'Harrod's Store' appeared at the front of the shop. By 1883 the store had six departments over five floors, and over 200 assistants.

Both senior and junior Harrod's had laid the foundations of what would become a important London department store, but son Charles would have to face one big challenge. The destruction of the shop by fire.

At 1 am on 7 December 1883, just three weeks before the busy Christmas period, a fire started in the shop. Several fire engines attended but they were unable to prevent to store being completely gutted and neighbouring properties damaged. Fortunately Harrod was fully insured.

Harrods accessories


Harrods charm

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Isabelle feliu

I am an illustrator originally from Québec City (Canada) who is currently based in Oslo (Norway). Having studied fashion design and merchandising, I worked as an assistant designer before I finally decided to become an illustrator. I mainly work with watercolor and gouache and my illustrations are very focused on fashion, but are also inspired by nature, animals and interiors.


While I am interested in working on diverse kind of projects , it is also important for me to concentrate on personal work; you can find it available as prints and products on my society6 page. Some original pieces are now available on my own shop.

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