In his series Bicycle Boy, Tokyo-based Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz follows a day-in-the-life of a boy bicycling to his destination. Inspired by the animated Studio Ghibli movie Whisper of the Heart, he first created a watercolour illustration which quickly got attention and spread through the Internet. Following this, he decided to make a 10 piece series about the “bicycling-it-hard-boy through his day as he fights to reach his goal”.
Via Creative Boom.
Adored by everyone from Henri-Cartier Bresson to Sebastião Salgado, the Leica compact revolutionised photography – taking it out of the studio and onto the streets. The exhibition Eyes Wide Open! celebrates 100 years of pivotal moments.
Via The Guardian.
This is a Japanese 1970’s short sleeve shift dress, gorgeous with its long row of round buttons. The fabric is a medium weight polyester novelty print with tones of orange and white on navy and blue. The dress is unlined, and can be worn with or without a belt.
Size: Japanese size 13 (would fit M best)
Material: polyester, unlined
Neck: 7″1/4 – 18.5cm
Shoulders: 15″3/4 – 40cm
Bust: 20″3/4 – 53cm
Waist: 20″1/2 – 52cm
Hips: 22″ – 56cm
Hem: 25″ – 64cm
Length: 38″1/4 – 97.5cm
Sleeves length: 8″1/2 – 22cm
Sleeves width at the end: 6″1/4 – 16cm
Available on Etsy.
Via Vintage Everyday.
It is astonishing to think that in in the tournament’s earlier days, women were expected to make a decent serve dressed in full-length skirts, corsets, and a bulky shirt: the ‘tennis whites’ of the time. It took some real champions to make a name for women in tennis…
Plenty more delicious vintage black and white photography on Messy Messy Chic.
Via Ainsley Louise.
You don’t have to be interested in Japan for very long before you stop and wonder: What’s up with all the foxes? Are they good, are they bad, why are they so important, and why are they in my udon? A nice blog on tofugu.com.
More from the Swedish textile designer on Decanted Design.