Manual of Calligraphy and Painting, the world’s oldest multi-printed colored book was created in 1633 in China. The 17th century book is so fragile that it was never to be opened until now to be digitized. Illustrations in eight categories, which include birds, plumbs, orchids, bamboos, fruit, stones and ink drawings, are applied using printing blocks and made to look like watercolors. Each page is available to view through Cambridge University Library’s digital public library. Technology for the win on this!
Half up, half down, half intentional, half careless, half effortless, half messy . . . half bun. Super chic.
Honestly, swoon. I’m in love with these exceptional clutches designed by Katrin Langer. Produced in Germany using the same expertise and technical skills as musical instrument construction, each clutch starts with a makoré wood frame which eventually gets covered with beautifully intricate embroidery and lined with soft leather. I love the folkloric feel of each piece – they look like special little heirlooms! READ MORE
With the recent launch of her fall collection, abundant with a variety of layer-worthy chains, designer Amanda Thomas is dishing some of her essential tips on how to stack and mix her gorgeous charm necklaces, chokers, body chains and more. And ever wonder how to keep your delicate chains from tangling while traveling? Keep reading to find out!
1. Mix metals: Don’t be scared of mixing metals! It helps to mix necklaces that have a similar thickness – I love pairing several thin chain necklaces in both gold and silver and then breaking up the look with a couple of thin solid metal collars.
2. Dainty, dainty, dainty: You can wear as many dainty charm necklaces as you want – I like to keep them separated about an inch apart. Here, I paired two charm necklaces with a thin body chain, which is tucked under a cropped top for more subtlety.