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Sexual Orientation is not a choice

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 25, 2007 at 9:59 pm

The poster of a baby wearing a wristband labelled "homosexual" in an advertising campaign against homophobia has sparked a row in Italy.

The image of the rosy-cheeked newborn, with the slogan "Sexual orientation is not a choice", will soon go up on billboards across Tuscany as part of a drive by its regional government to curb discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, SE London

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 25, 2007 at 9:47 pm
clipped from www.urban75.org

A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, SE London

A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006
A walk through Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, south east London, February 2006

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London Curiosities

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 25, 2007 at 9:39 pm
Read the article for an explanation.

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Camera Obscura Image of the Empire State Building in Bedroom, 1994

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 25, 2007 at 9:15 pm

Difference of Love

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 25, 2007 at 9:11 pm

One trip to London, oodles of snapshots

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 15, 2007 at 9:44 pm

The Golden Age of Couture

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 15, 2007 at 9:03 pm

The launch of Christian Dior's New Look in 1947 marked the beginning of a momentous decade in fashion history, one that Dior himself called the 'golden age'. Celebrating the end of war and the birth of a new era, it set a standard for dressmaking and high fashion that has rarely been surpassed.

In Paris, couture houses such as Balenciaga, Balmain and Fath attracted worldwide attention for elegance and glamour. London was renowned for formal state gowns by court dressmakers and impeccable tailoring by designers like Hardy Amies.

The production of couture was important to the prestige and economy of both France and Britain. While traditionally catering for wealthy private clients, the couture houses also sought new markets. As the decade progressed, they created perfumes, opened boutiques and licensed their designs to foreign manufacturers. By the late 1950s, the leading couture houses had become global brands.

Victoria and Albert museum: The Golden Age of Couture, 22 september 2007 – 6 january 2008

An interesting exhibition … although there better not be any fashion students around.

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Want to play a game of chess?

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 9, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Want to play a game of chess?

milliped uploaded this image to flickr, click the image and follow the link to the original page

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Hidden Love

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 9, 2007 at 11:18 pm

Hidden Love

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The art of Lee Miller

In Too lazy to assign a category on October 9, 2007 at 9:34 pm

Lee Miller (1907 – 1977) is one of the most remarkable female icons of the 20th century – an individual admired as much for her free-spirit, creativity and intelligence as for her classical beauty. Charting her transformation from muse to ground-breaking artist, this centenary exhibition provides a unique exploration of her life and unprecedented career as a photographer.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Miller began her modelling career on the cover of American 'Vogue' before meeting Man Ray in Paris in 1929. She became both his lover and muse and under his guidance started to produce her own imagery.

Victoria and Albert Museum: The Art of Lee Miller, 15 september 2007 – 6 january 2008

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