(Source: The British Museum)
"Orage de printemps", par Aloïs Peiffer
Pierre et Marie Curie dans leur laboratoire , vers 1898 .
Allegory of Death - Tomás Mondragón
Allegory of the Five Obstinate Monsters, 16th Century.
The library at Mafra National Palace in Portugal. Where, to keep books from being damaged by insects, they uses 500 bats! The bats are kept in boxes during the day but at night they are let out and eat up to double their own body weight in insects. (Info taken from this article at bookwire. Thanks to amygarvey for telling me about it!)
I think I need to go there. Do you think they’d notice if I moved in?
It was considered the most beautiful library in the world!
California News (Otherwise known as a bunch of gentlemen hotties reading the newspaper).
Joana Vasconcelos, Piano Dentelle, 2008-2011.
Steingraeber & Söhne baby grand piano, piano stool, handmade cotton crochet.
100 x 150 x 206 cm
Private collection/Courtesy Haunch of Venison, London.
“I LIKE TO CREATE A SPACE FOR DISCOVERY, A FIRST MOMENT WHERE YOU CAPTURE WHAT IS OBVIOUS IN THE PIECE, WHERE YOU CAN CONSUME IT IN THE FIRST INSTANT. BUT AS YOU COME CLOSER, YOU DISCOVER THERE’S MORE TO IT AND YOU START TO DECONSTRUCT IT.”
- JOANA VASCONCELOS
France, 18th-19th century — shawls.
Auguste Racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, Paris, 1888.
Un grand sommeil noir
Tombe sur ma vie :
Dormez, tout espoir,
Dormez, toute envie !
Je ne vois plus rien,
Je perds la mémoire
Du mal et du bien…
O la triste histoire !
Je suis un berceau
Qu’une main balance
Au creux d’un caveau :
Silence, silence !
ABOUTHello lost child ! This is the small collection of dreams and nightmares made by a french witch. For the rest, I hand over to your fantasy.