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Fates and Muses


Fates and Muses

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The women to the left leaning ... Deborah Turbeville for Vogue, May 1975


Ted Clugston, the mayor of Medicine Hat. The ... city has embarked on an ambitious policy to end homelessness by simply providing housing for those in need. There's a British group that talks about the costs associated with helping vs. not and how turning our backs costs society more. This city is proof of (that) concept.

Varias composiciones en el principio fragmentaria. El patrón superior de la izquierda es de esmalte cloisonné, los otros de jarrones de porcelana pintadas. De ejemplos de ornamento chino, por Owen Jones, Londres, 1867. (Fuente:

Various compositions on the fragmentary principle....

ex libris

I have been hunting high and low for this! Thankfully it's still online at one of my favourite places to waste time. #zeppelin paper model from 1924

JF Ptak Science Books: Zeppelin Paper Model, 1924

Wood carver Levi Fisher Ames (1840-1923) was originally a carpenter when he began working on his menagerie of small wooden animal figures, some of which were based on real animals, some were purely imaginary. Ames created a very personal cabinet of curiosities: several hundred fabulous creatures housed in glassfronted shadowboxes, completed with hand written labels.

Things that Quicken the Heart: Animals in Art - Levi Fisher Ames

need to track down the photographer. Reminds me of some Russian circus photos that made the rounds a few years back

Historic ream wrappers for bundling paper.

Letterology: Historic Ream Wrappers

Bertillon System


I want that job!

Blog — Kayleigh Kueffner


Robert Sapolsky ...

Robert Sapolsky | Being Human

If you have a little time to spare, there are tons of interesting, informative, and actually useful talks and lectures all over the web that you can enjoy for free.

The Best Online Lectures and Talks to Boost Your Brain

Online courses | Interested in the Behavioural Economics course (just missed the last sign up ... crap)

A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior

Monster Soup from the Wellcome Trust


wonderful antique botanical manuscript illustrated with original water colours dated 1823

vintage matchbox label

paper | check rest of stream for masks &c.

pachyderms and birds


Correct Postures for Housework c. early 20th century

“L’Arrotino” is Italian for “the knife grinder”. This bike was commissioned by a professional knife sharpener and is based on a 1940’s Roman example. The bike is designed to provide a mobile service to individuals and businesses. It features an integrated (and serviceable) pedal powered sharpening stone, water drip and collection system and a front rack and box. The box lid holds the collapsible front tripod legs for transport and reverses to hold a wet stone for business