September 1, 2014
mythologyofblue:

Japanese star map + +

mythologyofblue:

Japanese star map + +

August 24, 2014

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August 20, 2014

neilcicierega:

klaus-laserdisc:

1980s Workplace Computer Precautions

Loose MIPS Sink Chips

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August 16, 2014

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August 4, 2014

18th century poesy ring.Inscription reads: Many are the stars I see but in my eye no star like thee.

18th century poesy ring.
Inscription reads: Many are the stars I see but in my eye no star like thee.

(Source: yseult, via vintagegal)

July 30, 2014
explore-blog:

Vincent van Gogh’s never-before-seen sketchbooks - a bittersweet record of artistic genius and unlived dreams

explore-blog:

Vincent van Gogh’s never-before-seen sketchbooks - a bittersweet record of artistic genius and unlived dreams

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July 14, 2014
theparisreview:

When Charlotte Brontë was thirteen and her brother, Branwell, was twelve, they designed and wrote a series of tiny books: “Measuring less than one inch by two inches, the books were made from scraps of paper and constructed by hand. Despite their diminutive size, the books contained big adventures, written in ink in careful script.”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

When Charlotte Brontë was thirteen and her brother, Branwell, was twelve, they designed and wrote a series of tiny books: “Measuring less than one inch by two inches, the books were made from scraps of paper and constructed by hand. Despite their diminutive size, the books contained big adventures, written in ink in careful script.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

(via fuckyeahbookarts)

June 19, 2014

theplanetofsound:

Soviet-Era Bootleg Recordings of Banned Western Music Pressed on Discarded X-Ray Plates 

Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.” 

via Junk Culture

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June 16, 2014
exfidefiducia:

aaawhyme:

tobejuliaagain:

aetheling:


 “Pooh and his friends were given as gifts by author A. A. Milne to his son Christopher Robin Milne between 1920 and 1922. Pooh was purchased in London at Harrods for Christopher’s first birthday. Christopher later gave them to publisher E. P. Dutton, who in turn donated them to the New York Public Library.”


Oh my god. Oh my god.

This is them, guys. This is them. Got chills.

*surge of childhood memories and emotions*

exfidefiducia:

aaawhyme:

tobejuliaagain:

aetheling:

“Pooh and his friends were given as gifts by author A. A. Milne to his son Christopher Robin Milne between 1920 and 1922. Pooh was purchased in London at Harrods for Christopher’s first birthday. Christopher later gave them to publisher E. P. Dutton, who in turn donated them to the New York Public Library.”

Oh my god. Oh my god.

This is them, guys. This is them. Got chills.

*surge of childhood memories and emotions*

(via memewhore)

December 14, 2013
updownbindery:

design-is-fine:

Recipe book for decorated paper, late 19th century. Germany. Koninklijke Bibliothek

So cool!

updownbindery:

design-is-fine:

Recipe book for decorated paper, late 19th century. Germany. Koninklijke Bibliothek

So cool!

(via libralthinking)