Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Aesthetic, nº4: 1980s iPhone concept design.

What the iPhone would have looked like if Apple had made it in the 1980s. A concept design by Pierre Cerveau.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Characteristic things.

1. Mango pudding in Chinatown. New York, 2019. 2. Photo by Brian Kanagaki. Palm Book (Palm* Studios, 2018).

Thursday, February 11, 2021


Vintage Tom Wesselmann Mouth #11 Pop Art Lips Matchbook, Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, circa 1968.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Aesthetic, nº3: vintage Rolex poster.

Original vintage Rolex poster, circa 1990.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Corno di corallo.

Berceuse (Le coucher)/Lullaby (Bedtime): a young Roman mother holds a naked infant and is gently moving him into his cradle.
William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905).

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Casuale, nº8.

Aimé Leon Dore ashtray.


Friday, November 27, 2020

Aesthetic, nº2: Polo Ralph Lauren branding.

Tasja, photographed by Henrik Purienne.


Monday, November 16, 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cin cin à la 007.

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Reminds me of a cocktail with James Bond.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

On a seashell.

The birth of Venus. | Uffizi, Florence, Italy, art, birth of venus, seashell, vintage, romantic, baroque, aesthetic, white, places, travel | Allegory of VanityCigarette on a gold seashell dish. | seashells, cigarette, vintage, decor, inspiration, vintage, baroque, aesthetic | Allegory of Vanity
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Monotone Beige + Cream Decor | Interiors | Allegory of VanityExhibition on Yutaka Matsuzawa | via | Allegory of Vanity

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Skull and Cross

Skull + Cross | Florence, Italy 2016 | Allegory of Vanity

"Cause of our joy, pray for us."

An unexpected structural detail worked into the facade of a very old building in a small private alley in Florence. The buildings around Florence (and even around Rome, for that matter) are full of these little embellishments that often seem to serve a dual purpose: veneration and aesthetic inspiration.