An exhibition is being held to celebrate the centenary of legendary publisher Condé Nast. As you may or may not know, Condé Nast is responsible for publishing such magazines as Vanity Fair, Vogue,Architectural Digest and Wired. You can see a selection of photographs from the exhibition here at The Guardian website. Looking at them this morning, I was surprised at how familiar the images are. Clearly, Condé Nast has played a huge role in shaping the clothing trends and what we consider to be the height of fashion over the past 100 years. I've selected a few of my favourite images below.
I found these delightful illustrations by artist and author Clifford Webb the other day and thought I'd share them. They are apparently from a children's book published in 1954 called A Visit to the Zoo. Aren't they lovely? I love the colour and composition of all of them, but the first one is my favourite. It really is something in my opinion!
This is John, Bruce, Natalie and Laney and they are unwinding after a week of deadlines, appointments and re-scheduled meetings. They are into their second round of Friday Night Drinks. The location: the Smith's kitchen floor. Drink of choice: milk straight from the fridge. However, as everyone's feeling a little exhausted, I think they'll call it a night after this round.
This is the very lovely Hedy Lamarr (9 November 1913 – 19 January 2000). Not only was she a major star at Louis B. Mayer's MGM studios, but she was also the co-inventor of a Secret Communication System. This system was the frequency-hopping spread spectrum which you can read more about here.