Friday, May 17, 2013
The Hälssen & Lyon tea calendar features individual calendar pages made from pressed tea leaves that can be individually detached and brewed directly in a cup with hot water when the day is done. I like the idea of drinking up that day from hell.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Nancy Rose, a high school guidance counselor from Bedford, N.S., takes charming photos of squirrels in her back yard using props she makes herself or that she finds in local dollar stores. I love the one of the squirrel upchucking after an evening of debauchery.
More at National Post
More at National Post
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
"The year 1913 marked the peak of the picture postcard craze. Even though the population in America was less than 100 million, nearly 970 million picture postcards were sold in the U.S. alone. At a time when most people did not own a camera and color commercial printing was in its infancy, the little picture postcards were a delight to view. Collecting and displaying picture postcards in scrapbooks became a popular pastime. Manufacturers encouraged this by issuing postcards in sets so that the public would want to own the whole series."
More at Design Observer
Starting with the top button and working your way down: it’s sometimes appropriate to have the top button buttoned along with the middle one (a stylistic decision — if the lapel is flat, it can look good to button it; if the lapel rolls over and hides the top button, only button the middle one), it’s always appropriate to have the middle button buttoned (the middle button pulls the jacket together at your natural waist and lets the bottom naturally flare out around your hips), and you should never button the last button (doing so messes up the intended tailoring and flare offered by the middle button).The Art of Manliness
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Pollia condensata grows in Africa. Its intensely coloured berries are inedible and are used mostly for decoration. The vibrant metallic hue does not come from pigment. The most intense color ever studied in biological tissue is the result of nanoscale-sized cellulose strands that scatter light as they interact with one another.
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