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Fashion through the eyes of Dora MaarRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

Some of the most iconic photographs of the last century came about through the lens of Dora Maar.

The Elegant ManRead MoreOctober 26, 2019

Fashion has never been just for women.

Bacteria in fashionRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019

Advances in the techniques of dyeing in fashion include the use of bacteria.

The journeys clothes takeRead MoreSeptember 14, 2019

This must be the ultimate in recycling recycling!

Older and modellingRead MoreAugust 31, 2019

Over in Russia a modelling agency is breaking down boundaries...

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

Flowers at the studioRead MoreJune 15, 2019


Over the time we have been in the buildings in Sellafirth, fourteen years now, we have been looking after the wild flowers that come up each year in what looks like barren ground.

'Berlin chic': the Jewish fashion industryRead MoreApril 20, 2019


For more than a century Berlin was a centre for ready-made fashion, mainly led by Jewish innovation. Everything changed between the Wars.

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019


A friend-of-the-blog has sent in a link for an article on thisiscolossal.com which has had us enthralled.