What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?


Fallen Women

Back in the 1930’s, William Lyon Phelps of Yale found the following sentence gleaming out of the pages of a freshman essay: “The girl tumbled down the stairs and lay prostitute at the bottom.” In the margin of the paper, Professor Phelps commented: “My dear sir, you must learn to distinguish between a fallen woman and one who has merely slipped.”

Sandro Giordoan

Sandro Giordoan

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The (Other) Doors

I came upon this door on another blogger’s page when doing research for my Art Nouveau tile post last week, and it got me thinking about doors. I’ve taken a lot of pictures of doors during our travels over the years, and I’ve found some wonderful ones on the internet as well. So today’s post is just beautiful pictures of doors, attributed to, at the very least, the blogger who stole it before me.

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Etsomnia™ Volume III: Geeky Pleasures Edition

Storm trooper American Gothic spoof by MissionThread

Is it weird that it never occurred to me there might be female Storm Troopers? MissionThread

et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered in one’s sleep.

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