Liberty Cuffs are embroidered patches that were sewn inside the cuffs of Navy dress blue uniforms. These uniforms are worn by Navy enlisted men, pay grades E-2 through E-6. The embroidered patches were sewn using a hidden stitch, which resulted in a regulation looking uniform when the cuffs were safely hidden and buttoned, but once the sailor was on liberty, he unbuttoned and rolled the cuff up just one roll in order to display the fancy embroidered designs. Any type of embroidery on the inside of the cuffs was always unauthorized and wearing the uniform with the sleeves rolled up was likewise unauthorized.
Sailors have always been the most creatively artistic of all the branches of the military, what with their tattoos, scrimshaw carving, sea shell art and ships built inside bottles, they even took up embroidery and sewing to pass the time while on board ship.
Steve McQueen with liberty cuffs
We came across some inspiring images on the internet and we would like to share them with you.
Please let us know what you think !
Alberto Seveso is an illustrator / graphic designer from Italy, born in Milan 1976. This Italian artist has created a series of liquid art using blue and red ink in a fishbowl. As the liquid falls into the fishbowl, it swells, stretches and folds on top of itself, slowly bleeding in to the pure water around it. Seveso then captures images of the swell, timing the shots perfectly to frame a lovely display of cascading paint.
Here is the new collection of inspiring artwork by illustrator Alberto, featuring some amazing photos.
We have mentioned Luxirare to you before. She works magic on food and foodstyling.
We came across Ladurée at the Luxirare website. This is a luxury cakes and pastries brand based in Paris, France. We at Blue Blood are huge fans of macarons and Ladurée does an amazing job making them. It’s easy to tell if a macaron is decent. If it crumbles to the touch, its a good one. You can tell the interior is extremely chewy/supple. The crust is very light and breaks easily.
Take a look and enjoy, but be careful you might start drewling..
We at Blue Blood love vintage. We like products that tell a story.
Great vintage is all about heritage, craftsmanship, quality, good design and style. Just like our Blue Blood collections.
We selected some pictures that inspire us, please let us know what you think!
Etsy is a great site to find unique handmade items. Whether you’re looking to buy a present for your friend, grandma or just for yourself, Etsy has something for everyone. This site is created for anyone that wants to make a living out of making handmade goods. Buyers and sellers are all connected on this site and we at Blue Blood picked out a few things that we really like.
One maker decided it was time their plum tree needed trimming. The wood was used to create eco green candle holders. We at Blue Blood have always loved wood, this can specially be seen within our stores. Wooden floors are key at Blue Blood.
We also really liked the wooden buttons this maker created.
Another interesting product is created out of a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, orange and the liquor Southern Comfort. This piece of soap is definitely aimed at those tough men out there that enjoy the strong scent of Southern Comfort while using this so called “All Liquored up soap”.
Ellen Lohse graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and then went on to design books. She now sells her fantastic work on Etsy too. We have posted her work on The Darjeeling Limited before if you can remember? This one below is of Grace Kelly and Stewart.
And finally what a hilarious way to start the new year with this great printable calendar from Keep Calm and Carry Spoof 2010. For only $5,00 you get the pdf sent to your email and you will be able to print this super funny calendar a million times if you like. Why not start January 2010 with a calendar that tell you to make a resolution and then to break it straight away!
Happy Thanksgiving For Our Friends!
Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness… it’s an occasion to be spent in the warm and loving company of family, loved ones and friends enjoying beautiful home made dinner with them. Put in that extra effort. Today is a day full of cherishing and being thankful for all the good things we have been blessed with. ‘Happy Thanksgiving’!