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design-is-fine:

Block printing at the Morris & Co Merton Abbey workshop. England. © William Morris Gallery 

As the business continued to grow, in 1881 Morris opened a factory. The space allowed him to print his famous patterns on a much larger scale. The continuous thump of the woodblocks was one of the most characteristic sounds of Merton Abbey. 
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aqqindex:

Thomas Hope, Fireplace
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foxmouth:

Moonlight, a Study at Millbank (Detail)by Joseph Mallord William Turner
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scanned:

T.V. Sex, Linder Sterling, 1978
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hideback:

John Ruskin (English, 1819-1900)
July Thundercloud in the Val d’Aosta, watercolor, 1858
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Linder Sterling and Malcolm Garrett, cover for Buzzcocks’ “Orgasm Addict” (1977)
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entrancefree:

British Museum - 255th Anniversary
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Room, 1920s
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theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(
theoddmentemporium:

oakapples:

Lost country houses of Britain, part III.
All of these historic houses were demolished or otherwise destroyed during the course of the 20th century. We have thrown away so much.
In rows from top:
Wingerworth Hall, Derbyshire
Marbury Hall, Cheshire.
Normanhurst Court, Sussex.
Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, & High Head Castle, Cumbria.
Studley Royal House, Yorkshire, & Mere New Hall, Cheshire.
Osmaston Hall, Derbyshire.
Panshanger, Hertfordshire.
Winestead Hall, Yorkshire.

Lost history.

RIP, seriously. :(