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A Telegram

By William Morris

 

THE PAINTINGS HERE ARE UNBEARABLY BEAUTIFUL STOP ESPECIALLY ONE CALLED FOREST AND SUN BY MAX ERNST STOP THE SUN IS SO STRIKING BUT NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT STOP THE FOREST OVERWHELMS STOP IT IS SUBLIME STOP MAKES ME THINK OF HOW I FELT LAST JUNE STOP SEEING YOUR FACE IN THE DAPPLING LIGHT STOP DO YOU REMEMBER THAT MORNING STOP YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL AND I CRIED STOP MY HEART SWELLS STOP THAT’S NOT IT EXACTLY STOP THE FEELINGS ARE TOO GREAT STOP TO BE CONTAINED INSIDE ME STOP SO LIKE THE FOREST ENCOMPASSES THE SUN STOP MY FEELINGS OVERPOWER ME STOP WISH YOU WERE HERE TO SEE IT STOP… 57 more words

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Philip Webb: a workman and his tools

The new edition of the Pretty Nostalgic Compendium, the online magazine for history and vintage-loving souls, is now available to download.

Magazine editor, Nicole Burnett, writes about her recent trip to Red House to view the Philip Webb exhibition: “An architectural drawing set, a simpler travelling version and a box of watercolour paints are now on display for the first time in Red House, the home he designed and built for William Morris. 53 more words

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Exploring Hammersmith

Before my latest trip to London, about all I knew of Hammersmith was that it was a charming area outside of central London; and that former  645 more words

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William Morris Tea Cosy

You will need:

  • Paper to make pattern
  • Pencil
  • Scissors for paper and fabric
  • Wadding
  • Fabric for outside and lining
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins and needles
  • Thread…
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Fiction - Bodhi and Jim’s Ingrown Toenails

Jim’s got Hiding toenails. So far he’s handling the discomfort they give him and he says he’s going to a doctor for an examination. It’s all part of his procedure. 2,389 more words

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Exhibition: William Morris, Lucienne Day and Others – Historic and Contemporary Textiles with an Environmental Edge

Exhibition dates: 14 February 2015 – 6 March 2016

The reopening exhibition in the Whitworth’s textile gallery celebrates, through an exploration of green and its associations, the rebirth of the Whitworth as a beautiful, extended gallery space, its new relationship with Whitworth Park and the green spaces outdoors. 122 more words

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