Där långa skuggor ruva, Part IV - I
© Heathen Harnow - please do not remove credit
I’ve lived my life being extremely anti-beard so these past few years have been hard for me
Makeup Art. These Chinese New Year celebration pieces by 'Red' Hong Yi were completed using only makeup products!
Remarkable premodern bookmarks
These images show unusual bookmarks from medieval and early-modern times. They are made of stuff that was simply laying around: a leaf from a tree (now hardened), a pin used for fixing clothes, and a piece of straw picked up from the ground. I love these bookmarks for two reasons. One is that they are showing how practical readers half a millennium ago were. Need a little something to mark where you stopped reading? Just stretch out your arm and grab something - as we would today. The other reason why I love it when I encounter things like this in premodern books is the sheer contrast the make-shift bookmarks create: precious old books are not supposed to be filled with pieces of plant and metal! And yet they are. Even more so, while they are perhaps alien objects to our modern eyes, they have become historical: a dried leaf has turned into an object that needs to be catalogued simply because it is found stuck in between 500-year-old pages. Lucky bookmark.
Pics: the leaf I encountered in an incunable in Zutphen’s chained library called De Librije (pic my own); the pin I saw in a document kept in Maastricht, Regional Archives, Collection 18.A Box 834 (pic my own); the straw is from Auckland Libraries, MS G. 185 (pic from this blog).
REMINESCENCE | Sasha Marini and Aurelien Muller by Brice Hardelin for Vangardist November 2013
(1) Zara suit, shirt and tie Smalto (2) Smalto, scarf Zara
(3) vest Smalto, Zara scarf (4) Smalto, necklace Zara
accessories: unnamed shop
Most important NFL commercial to date!
OH MY GOD
The flooded Tiber River in Rome (Italy) - Feb. 2, 2014 - Part 1/2 (photos by bending_sickle)
What it should look like:
(additional photos from various sources)
wow that is a lot of water where water does not normally go
1st ever recorded usage of the word “fucking”, preserved in a grumpy margin note to a manuscript from the year 1528, in the tower of my college. Amazing.
GUYS SO IMPORTANT THIS IS THE MOST CHERISHED WORD IN MY VOCABULARY
El Bosc de les Fades, an enchanted restaurant found in Barcelona.