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In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy british and european lovers exchanged ‘eye miniatures’ - love tokens so clandestine that even now it is almost impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. They were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.

A table belonging to Catherine the Great. Look closely. Click on link for more furniture pics of hers, taken by Soviet troops many years ago...

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Outrageous U.S. State Laws

Outrageous Laws Around the US.... Glad to see that Florida is onboard with not selling your kids, but I am a little concerned that Nebraska makes people with STDs automatically unmarry-able...

Microscope World

Microscope World

Microscope World

Catherine the great's naugthy chair. She was the Empress of Russia from 1729-1796 and had a quite remarkable obsession. She had a salon filled with furniture with erotic scenes in wood and other material.

✯ Bronze Nymph Shell Lamp with outstretched Hands within a Wave . Also the Bronze is shaped to fit Nautilus Shell Shade :: Artist Gustave Gurschner ✯

Umm... probably not going to be an actual purchase but cool none the less. Spanish designer Maximo Riera‘s Rhino Chair.

Perhaps the most re-pinned item I've come across, but it is awesome! Interior design cheat sheet. Excellent site for info on curtains, rugs, table sizes, etc.