Sunday, December 9, 2012

Another Red House Christmas

Gorgeous images of Red House's celebrations of Christmas again this year.  They really know how to do it up in the spirit of William Morris!

Images from last year

A volunteer prepares to green the house.

Gingerbread Brother/Sisterhood...who could this be?

Father Christmas carries old-fashioned wooden toys in  his sack.

The tree is bedecked with paper birds, their designs taken directly from the painted glass windows of the house.

 This year, yesterday, there was a power outage at Red House, so they lit candles during the celebration instead.

Red House's incredible Father Christmas.

If you live in the area, please go visit Red House for Christmas for me!

And if, like me, you live nowhere near, follow the Red House page on Facebook for many more goodies like this!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Trellis in Hysteria

While watching a period film tonight, Hysteria, a movie about...well...the amusing Victorian origin of the vibrator....I noticed a William Morris wallpaper being used in the dining room.

And it's not a commonly seen paper.

William Morris' "Trellis" design has always struck me as almost modern in its geometric background and bold colors.  It's fascinating to see it used in such a vivid colorway in a full room.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Tangle of Pre-Raphaelite Rapunzels

Stumbling through Tumblr, I came across a post sharing early concept art from Disney's Tangled.  The following images fascinated me, as the faces are a little cartoony, but the color-scheme and overall "feel" are so very Pre-Raphaelite.  The second image especially took my breath away.