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Obscure Color Words

  • albicant: whitish; becoming white
  • amaranthine: immortal; undying; deep purple-red colour
  • aubergine: eggplant; a dark purple colour
  • azure: light or sky blue; the heraldic colour blue
  • celadon: pale green; pale green glazed pottery
  • cerulean: sky-blue; dark blue; sea-green
  • chartreuse: yellow-green colour
  • cinnabar: red crystalline mercuric sulfide pigment; deep red or scarlet colour
  • citrine: dark greenish-yellow
  • eburnean: of or like ivory; ivory-coloured
  • erythraean: reddish colour
  • flavescent: yellowish or turning yellow
  • greige: of a grey-beige colour
  • haematic: blood coloured
  • heliotrope: purplish hue; purplish-flowered plant; ancient sundial; signalling mirror
  • hoary: pale silver-grey colour; grey with age
  • isabelline: greyish yellow
  • jacinthe: orange colour
  • kermes: brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects
  • lovat: grey-green; blue-green
  • madder: red dye made from brazil wood; a reddish or red-orange colour
  • mauve: light bluish purple
  • mazarine: rich blue or reddish-blue colour
  • russet: reddish brown
  • sable: black; dark; of a black colour in heraldry
  • saffron: orange-yellow
  • sarcoline: flesh-coloured
  • smaragdine: emerald green
  • tilleul: pale yellowish-green
  • titian: red-gold, reddish brown
  • vermilion: bright red
  • virid: green
  • viridian: chrome green
  • xanthic: yellow
  • zinnober: chrome green
  • as someone obsessed with color, this is my kind of post. though i only knew 10 of these!

The Be Good Tanyas rule.

(Source: Spotify)



Katharine Hepburn at the Festival Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, in 1957, where she played The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing.



In 5th grade I chose Katherine Hepburn as my contemporary hero. I wrote a book report on ‘Me’ and performed a monologue in high waisted trousers and a black feather boa. To this day I love that she swam in the ocean just about every morning of her life, which lasted until age 96.


Katharine Hepburn at the Festival Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, in 1957, where she played The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing.

In 5th grade I chose Katherine Hepburn as my contemporary hero. I wrote a book report on ‘Me’ and performed a monologue in high waisted trousers and a black feather boa. To this day I love that she swam in the ocean just about every morning of her life, which lasted until age 96.

(Source: deforest, via romanceandrevolution)

The Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh is swathed in knitted and crocheted blankets and large panels of fabric for the Knit the Bridge art project. The fiber art “yarn bombing” will be on display until Sept. 6, when the blankets will be laundered and donated to various shelters.

On Sunday, Aug. 25 more than 500 people gathered to practice yoga on the bridge during the ‘Knit the Bridge’ party.


Like an alchemist, Almon transforms brass and copper tubes into arching branches and twirling vines. Using an arsenal of five kinds of nail scissors, a kind of jeweler’s vise, cutters and plumber’s pliers, she cuts petals and leaves from the copper sheeting and shapes them, and scores in the veins, working the leaf with her fingers to add in a few “quirks,” an insect bite here, a twist there. She then solders the piece together.
Flowers, she says, have always had an intense resonance for people: “Romance, marriage, funerals. Subconsciously, they represent so many things, innocent beauty, courage in the face of obstacles and continuity in the cycle of life and death. When I work on a plant, I am often thinking of this.”
NY TIMES | T Magazine

Like an alchemist, Almon transforms brass and copper tubes into arching branches and twirling vines. Using an arsenal of five kinds of nail scissors, a kind of jeweler’s vise, cutters and plumber’s pliers, she cuts petals and leaves from the copper sheeting and shapes them, and scores in the veins, working the leaf with her fingers to add in a few “quirks,” an insect bite here, a twist there. She then solders the piece together.

Flowers, she says, have always had an intense resonance for people: “Romance, marriage, funerals. Subconsciously, they represent so many things, innocent beauty, courage in the face of obstacles and continuity in the cycle of life and death. When I work on a plant, I am often thinking of this.”

NY TIMES | T Magazine

david park, 1958

david park, 1958

she is so the woman. loved every minute of blue jasmine. 
ps Jenny - you inspired me to start posting again. this IS such a lovely time capsule to have - thank you. 

she is so the woman. loved every minute of blue jasmine. 

ps Jenny - you inspired me to start posting again. this IS such a lovely time capsule to have - thank you. 

shel silverstein 

shel silverstein 

head ache. running late. 

pitter patter pitter pat

insufficient fare. 

- this friday AM haiku 

william h. johnson

william h. johnson

always adoring the work of william h. johnson. 

always adoring the work of william h. johnson. 

Third in a series

Third in a series

Left to my own devices for three days

Left to my own devices for three days

rebecca rebouche 

rebecca rebouche