Fashion Friday: Kitchen Wear
Our exhibition “The Main Dish" has got kitchenware (or kitchenWEAR) on our minds, like this condiment-covered dress by Philadelphia-born designer Tina Leser. Her mix-and-match separates were inspired by such wide-ranging sources as English game tables, chenille bedspreads, and Italian folk costumes. Sketches for this design reveal that it was intended for casual wear, as Leser paired it with a matching oven mitt. Explore more of Leser’s whimsical styles here.
Woman’s Dress, Summer 1960, designed by Tina Leser
Designer Sketchbook, Summer 1960, designed by Tina Leser
“You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury
Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).
“Get someone else to read your story to you. Many say read your work out loud and this does help but I believe you still hear in your head what you wanted to write. When someone else reads it you stop hearing what you wanted to say and hear exactly what you’ve written.”
“When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?”
Overgrown security window inside a patient bedroom in the Walker Building at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA. This building - originally built to house convalescent white males in 1884 - has fallen into a state of advanced deterioration; the roofs are gone off significant portions, and nature is overtaking much of the building.