September222014
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• #artistryflair #bnwlife #bnwlifemember #blackandwhiteisworththefight #editfromtheheart #fineartstorage #houston #instagood #ig_artistry #instagramhub #justgoshoot #jj_justbnw #rsa_bnw #rising_masters #lovinggloom #lookupclub #mextures #monochrome #magic_shots #mexturesapp #mono_styles #mexturescollective #princely_bnw #photowall #wearegyrro #vscocam #vscogood #vscomextures #mobileartistry #m_innovative #thisishouston

3PM
fdelopera:

spectaculacular-sammy:

pau-ii:

obstreperous-honey:

encontrate:

thisispureinsanity:

candlejack:



WHAT IS THIS
WHAT IS THIS
WHAT
IS THIS A LIBRARY IN A THEATRE
ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE JUST COME TRUE


oh. oh my god.

this is genuinely the most beautiful thing i have ever seen

This is a book store called El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina! You can have coffee while sitting on the stage. One of my favorite places in my city.

It’s a BOOKSTORE?!


there are balconies where you can sit to read too 

and that’s the stage where you can have a coffee :)


This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

Everything I love in one place. This must be what heaven looks like.

fdelopera:

spectaculacular-sammy:

pau-ii:

obstreperous-honey:

encontrate:

thisispureinsanity:

candlejack:

WHAT IS THIS

WHAT IS THIS

WHAT

IS THIS A LIBRARY IN A THEATRE

ALL OF MY DREAMS HAVE JUST COME TRUE

oh. oh my god.

this is genuinely the most beautiful thing i have ever seen

This is a book store called El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina! You can have coffee while sitting on the stage. One of my favorite places in my city.

It’s a BOOKSTORE?!

image

there are balconies where you can sit to read too 

image

and that’s the stage where you can have a coffee :)

image

This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

Everything I love in one place. This must be what heaven looks like.

(Source: billions-of-stars, via coachluva)

1PM

juliamcneill:

Julia McNeill
Into the Calm, 2014

(via pathopharmacology)

11AM

icy-mischief:

small-potato-of-defiance:

Odin and Loki on Jane.

Isn’t it interesting that Odin says, in effect, “don’t attach yourself to humans because their mortality makes them unworthy” while Loki says “don’t attach yourself to humans because their mortality will cause you pain”.

YES 

(Source: odnson, via fandomsandwich)

9AM
marjoleinhoekendijk:

heart-of-the-darklands:

source


☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things ☽♡☾

marjoleinhoekendijk:

heart-of-the-darklands:

source

☽♡☾ Pagan, Viking, Nature and Tolkien things ☽♡☾

(via fandomsandwich)

12AM
theoddmentemporium:

Hand of Glory
The Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a man who has been hanged, often specified as being the left (Latin: sinister) hand, or else, if the man were hanged for murder, the hand that “did the deed.”
According to old European beliefs, a candle made of the fat from a malefactor who died on the gallows, lighted and placed (as if in a candlestick) in the Hand of Glory, which comes from the same man as the fat in the candle - would have rendered motionless all persons to whom it was presented. The candle could only be put out with milk. (In another version the hair of the dead man is used as a wick, also the candle is said to give light only to the holder.) The Hand of Glory also purportedly had the power to unlock any door it came across. The method of making a hand of glory is described in “Petit Albert”, and in the Compendium Maleficarum.
[Image: A ‘Hand of Glory’ at Whitby Museum, the story of which is available here]

theoddmentemporium:

Hand of Glory

The Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a man who has been hanged, often specified as being the left (Latin: sinister) hand, or else, if the man were hanged for murder, the hand that “did the deed.”

According to old European beliefs, a candle made of the fat from a malefactor who died on the gallows, lighted and placed (as if in a candlestick) in the Hand of Glory, which comes from the same man as the fat in the candle - would have rendered motionless all persons to whom it was presented. The candle could only be put out with milk. (In another version the hair of the dead man is used as a wick, also the candle is said to give light only to the holder.) The Hand of Glory also purportedly had the power to unlock any door it came across. The method of making a hand of glory is described in “Petit Albert”, and in the Compendium Maleficarum.

[Image: A ‘Hand of Glory’ at Whitby Museum, the story of which is available here]

(Source: Wikipedia)

12AM
theoddmentemporium:

As he slept upstairs on September 8th of 1908, two young burglars entered Mark Twain’s home, took an entire sideboard into the garden and proceeded to break it open. They were eventually caught by police with a stash of silverware. The next day, with the help of an aspiring young artist named Dorothy Sturgis, Twain produced the following note for the attention of future burglars. From that day on, it was permanently attached to his front door.

NOTICE.
To the next Burglar.
There is nothing but plated ware in this house, now and henceforth. You will find it in that brass thing in the dining-room over in the corner by the basket of kittens. If you want the basket, put the kittens in the brass thing. Do not make a noise — it disturbs the family. You will find rubbers in the front hall, by that thing which has the umbrellas in it, chiffonier, I think they call it, or pergola, or something like that. 
Please close the door when you go away! 
Very truly yours, 
S.L. Clemens

theoddmentemporium:

As he slept upstairs on September 8th of 1908, two young burglars entered Mark Twain’s home, took an entire sideboard into the garden and proceeded to break it open. They were eventually caught by police with a stash of silverware. The next day, with the help of an aspiring young artist named Dorothy Sturgis, Twain produced the following note for the attention of future burglars. From that day on, it was permanently attached to his front door.

NOTICE.

To the next Burglar.

There is nothing but plated ware in this house, now and henceforth. You will find it in that brass thing in the dining-room over in the corner by the basket of kittens. If you want the basket, put the kittens in the brass thing. Do not make a noise — it disturbs the family. You will find rubbers in the front hall, by that thing which has the umbrellas in it, chiffonier, I think they call it, or pergola, or something like that. 

Please close the door when you go away! 

Very truly yours, 

S.L. Clemens

12AM
theoddmentemporium:

mediumaevum:
During the Middle ages, and even in the Renaissance and until the 18th century, eyelashes were not styled. Women, in general, removed eyelashes and eyebrows in order to give more importance to the forehead, which was the most important feature in females’ faces at that time.
Women were not supposed to exhibit their hair in public, and by several ecclesiastical edicts, the Catholic Church condemned that practice as an offense to God and the church, and a sin. It obviously included eyebrows and eyelashes.
image: Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman (detail), Netherlandish, c. 1470

theoddmentemporium:

mediumaevum:

During the Middle ages, and even in the Renaissance and until the 18th century, eyelashes were not styled. Women, in general, removed eyelashes and eyebrows in order to give more importance to the forehead, which was the most important feature in females’ faces at that time.

Women were not supposed to exhibit their hair in public, and by several ecclesiastical edicts, the Catholic Church condemned that practice as an offense to God and the church, and a sin. It obviously included eyebrows and eyelashes.

image: Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman (detail), Netherlandish, c. 1470

12AM
a-royal-love-affair:

Prince Charles and Princess Anne 1957. 

a-royal-love-affair:

Prince Charles and Princess Anne 1957. 

(Source: wills-and-kate, via theoddmentemporium)

September212014

theoddmentemporium:

From a feature on “animal furniture” in Strand, August 1896:

“This obsequious-looking bear was shot in Russia by no less a personage than the Prince of Wales; and for years it has ‘waited’ meekly in the smoking-room at Marlborough House.”

Evidently this was the vogue in the 1860s. Further examples:

  • A chair made from a baby giraffe shot in British East Africa
  • A pet monkey converted into a candle holder (“Mr. Jamrach, the famous wild beast importer, was vexed with orders for dead monkeys”)
  • A black swan table lamp, made to order for a wealthy Australian gentleman
  • A “tiger chair” made for a gentleman in the Indian Civil Service (“Observe the ingenious way in which the tail is disposed, as though the tiger were coiled right round the chair”)
  • A small elephant made into a hall porter’s chair

Gandhi would later write, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Yep.

(Source: futilitycloset.com)

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