Wych Elm's Multi-Media Lair

laurensbacall:

Happy 90th birthday, Betty Joan Perske, a.k.a Lauren Bacall (16.09.1924) - (12.08.2014) ∞ 

“I’m not ashamed of what I am - of how I pass through this life. What I am has given me the strength to do it. At my lowest ebb I have never contemplated suicide. I value what is here too much. I have a contribution to make. I am not just take up space in this life. I can add something to the lives I touch. I don’t like everything I know about myself, and I’ll never be satisfied, but nobody’s perfect. I’m not sure where the next years will take me - what they will hold - but I’m open to suggestions.”

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Women in photobooths, c.1920s-70s (via)

thatfunnyblog:

fuckin hero

ghostphotographs:

Together For Soup

ghostphotographs:

Together For Soup

nemfrog:

Plate I. Sun spots and chromosphere.  Astronomy for the Use of Schools and Academies. 1882.

nemfrog:

Plate I. Sun spots and chromosphere.  Astronomy for the Use of Schools and Academies. 1882.

newyorker:

With Scotland approaching a referendum on independence this month, the question arises: What does it mean to be Scottish? In this slide show, our cartoonists offer their takes.
Cartoon by Sam Gross.

newyorker:

With Scotland approaching a referendum on independence this month, the question arises: What does it mean to be Scottish? In this slide show, our cartoonists offer their takes.

Cartoon by Sam Gross.

hemangmehta:

Collection Album: Andy Warhol & Alfred Hitchcock, 1974

hemangmehta:

Collection Album: Andy Warhol & Alfred Hitchcock, 1974

nprfreshair:

The Simpsons + Mondrian + Wine 

"Wine, or maybe not? is a playful, minimalist wine bottle design project that will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The Simpsons first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. And, the contents of the bottle have remained a mystery ever since.” 

Here’s our recent Simpsons tribute

capricedubibliophile:

Art nouveau book cover art.

c0lorvintage:

Silent film actor Charlie Chaplin c. 1910s
Original (x)

c0lorvintage:

Silent film actor Charlie Chaplin c. 1910s

Original (x)

thehystericalsociety:

Ouch! - c. 1910s - Part of my personal collection.

thehystericalsociety:

Ouch! - c. 1910s - Part of my personal collection.