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Thursday, October 23, 2014

LOST ART: Bookplate

You can get fancy and use the Latin ex-libris, but a bookplate is pretty much just a lovely way to let folks know that they've stolen your book.
And sometimes people used a little rhyme to make a would-be thief think twice:

If this book you steal away,
What will you say 
On Judgment Day? 

Bring back this tradition by getting a custom bookplate here

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SISTER ACT: The Kim Sisters

K-Pop before there was K-Pop.  The Kim Sisters took America by storm in the 60s singing American pop and country-and-western tunes.  You could say, they sang Seoul music.

Friday, October 3, 2014

POEM: Annabel Lee

On October 3, 1849, a delirious Edgar Allan Poe was found in a Baltimore ditch.  He died four days later in a hospital, but never became coherent enough to explain how he came to be in his condition.
Annabel Lee, published posthumously, was probably the last poem Poe wrote.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

POEM: October

Robert Frost

Saturday, August 23, 2014

MUSIC: Ragtime

During the early 20th century, America loved its rag.
Enjoy these compositions by the king of ragtime.

Friday, August 8, 2014

SIT: Acapulco Chair

acapulco chairs on the ground

If its 1955 and you're part of the Jet Set, no place was more posh to holiday that Acapulco, Mexico.
As legend has it, a French tourist inspired by Mayan hammocks designed the now iconic chair that's a staple of mid-Century design.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CHOP: Summer Cut

Thinking about goin to the chop shop for one of those hairdos 
where all you have to do is give it a good shake after a good swim?

Here's a bit of inspiration :)

Short hair, bangles.
Short hair.

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