1. deepestviolet:

    A friend of mine asked me about this image, whose pedigree is curious.

    Anybody who hangs out around doll/object kinks long enough encounters photos of the items above - I’ve pulled some of the larger ones out of my collection (click each for a bigger version). The first ones are the work - or copies of the work - of a British artist named Allen Jones. He did the first set, called Chair, Table, and Hat Stand, in 1969. It’s unclear whether he’s done other editions of it since then, but 1) he’s still alive and making art and 2) the web seems to definitely credit both versions (with the “table” in a blonde or a dark wig) to him. The dark-wig table shows up in an article about the auction of Gunter Sachs’ art in 2012 (where it was noted that the set sold for over four million pounds).

    I had not ever seen a dark-skinned version of the “chair” … but we know one exists, because of this little scandal. That appears to be the work of Bjarne Melgaard (and for a discussion of his possible motives, see that link). I also could not say about the palette table in green, which I had never before this seen in the same images as any of the other furniture. I have no idea if the palette table is Jones’. (If someone can read the line of Japanese on that last image, it might or might not provide a clue.)

    Jones’ sculptures appear in the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange, and I think he did some of the costumes too.

  2. Bulle Ogier and Gerard Depardieu in Maitresse (1975), costumes by Karl Lagerfeld

    Bulle Ogier and Gerard Depardieu in Maitresse (1975), costumes by Karl Lagerfeld

  3. Uncanny X-Men #267, 1990, by Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio and Scott Williams (via Bizarro Back Issues: The Extremely Sketchy Debut Of Gambit)

    Uncanny X-Men #267, 1990, by Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio and Scott Williams (via Bizarro Back Issues: The Extremely Sketchy Debut Of Gambit)

  4. REAL Bettie Page TV Interview - Her Life In Her OWN Words (by Tim Estiloz)

  5. Click Magazine 1942: William Seabrook on bondage and mysticism →

    A 1942 magazine article on William Seabrook’s fusion of the occult and sadomasochism.

  6. Submissives/Switches of Color Tinychat - MARCH 29TH @ 9 est →

    theedjcagedbird:

    All People of Color in the lifestyle who identify themselves in the realm of submissive or similar are invited to participate in a tiny chat on March 29th at 9pm.

    Since there has been interest in finding other submissives or switches of color on Tumblr, the moderators…

  7. (via A fetish leathercrafters journal: Justine in the mask… by William Seabrook) Leather bondage/sensory deprivation hood designed and commissioned by William Seabrook, worn by Justine, and custom-made by Abercrombie & Fitch in the 1930s.

    (via A fetish leathercrafters journal: Justine in the mask… by William Seabrook) Leather bondage/sensory deprivation hood designed and commissioned by William Seabrook, worn by Justine, and custom-made by Abercrombie & Fitch in the 1930s.

  8. Man Ray, Lee Miller and William Seabrook: 1930s bondage » The History of BDSM →

    The odd trio of the photographer, the model and the writer, and their bondage photography

  9. deepestviolet:

theshinyboogie:

Twelfth Night party at the St. Paul Women’s City Club, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1954
Photo by Chet Kryzak

Vintage petplay.

    deepestviolet:

    theshinyboogie:

    Twelfth Night party at the St. Paul Women’s City Club, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1954

    Photo by Chet Kryzak

    Vintage petplay.

  10. Date and artist unknown.

    Date and artist unknown.

    (Source: erectus)