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For the Bed at Kelmscott

In William Morris’s room at Kelmscott Manor, the early 17th century carved oak bed has an embroidered valance and bed-hangings that were designed in 1891 by his daughter, May. 137 more words


William Morris & Co. - Wallpaper Sample Book - ca.1917

William Morris & Co. – Wallpaper Sample Book – ca.1915-1917 – via Wikimedia

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Vintage verse - Love Is Enough by William Morris

Love Is Enough

Love is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
. . . . 82 more words


Thrown Off Hammersmith Bridge

When books and newspapers were typeset manually, a font referred to a particular size, weight (light, bold) and style (regular, italic) of a typeface. Each letter in the typeface had its own type or ‘sort’ like those at the end of the hammers of an old-fashioned typewriter. 2,305 more words


A woman I happened upon ...

These two books were on my desk yesterday; among others but they took my attention with such lovely covers. They were designed by Ethel Larcombe (1897- 1965) I know little about her except that she was influenced by the illustrations of Walter Cranes and Kate Greenaway. 99 more words

Wednesday's Wise Women

Utopia as the education of our desires

London’s Roundhouse hosted an evening of utopian propositions last week, jointly programmed with Compass. Those of us there were able to experience Penny Woolcock’s extraordinary… 782 more words