Friday, January 8, 2016

Sew beautiful

Around a century ago, machines were functional but were also decorated. Today, they're a display in   the Soho store of All Saints Spitalfields. (Interestingly, architect Ernest Flagg's 1902Little Singer Building at 561 Broadway is not too far from the afore-mentioned store now hosting a wall of machines.)

The designs of the decals are beautiful and humbling—and the ornamentation and typography hint at the influences (some Art Nouveau, as shown) of the time.

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