Behold the thousand-mile stare of the exuberantly-moustachioed Frank L. Carr Jnr, a very decorated window decorator; winner of the First Prize in the ‘Dry Goods Economist’ magazine International Window Dressing Contest 1894. This photo is from an ad for Mr Carr’s 1901 ‘Tour of the World’ promising to “enchant the eyes of thousands”. It’s held in the the State Library of Victoria.
Hundreds of Adelaide citizens were certainly gobsmacked during the tour when Mr Carr’s front window Rock of Ages tableau caught fire one Saturday morning and burned out the entire west wing of the department store in the main street while several locals indulged in a spot of looting. The roiling muslin which depicted “angry waves” crashing on a rocky outcrop of Christianity had gone up in a flash after a gas lamp bulb burst in the window. A hasty inquiry agreed it wasn’t his fault and the story was soon overtaken by the removal of a keeper’s arm at Adelaide Zoo by its resident, rather bitey, bear.
Check out this fab Australian website, www.tailorsapprentice.com, which offers downloadable sewing patterns for, among other things, 1940s overalls, a WW1 nurses’ uniform, a wedding gown and other frocks.
“I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.”
Nice article, worth a read. (via nudityandnerdery)
Since us pansexuals, bisexuals, and asexuals “don’t exist,” we are able to walk through other planes and worlds of non-existence. This is why so very few of us can be found during winter and summer break; we are likely taking summer classes at Hogwarts or vacationing in Isengard-gard-gard.
Stockings on Flickr.
I thought I’d be useful for once and list everything she’s wearing in case anyone had an interest seeing as she’s a finicky size: http://jointedlove.blogspot.com/2014/02/stockings.html
Ooh, you photograph her so beautifully - she looks gorgeous!!!
To anyone interested: I’m the one that made the corset and stockings, if anyone wants any Chicline (or Mini, or Tiny) stuff! New things going up in my shop right now!
E-reading isn’t REAL reading. = I need my personal preferences about my hobby to be validated as the only right and moral way do to a thing.
Making crafts out of old books is a DESECRATION! = I’ve never seen a library dumpster.
I only read prize-winners/confirmed classics *sniff*. = I don’t know how to think for myself.
Book bloggers are killing literary criticism! = I’m an aging white man in publishing and I don’t know how to think for myself.
Oh, I’ve never heard of that book. Was it reviewed in the NYT/on NPR? = I don’t know how to think for myself.
I would never read the tripe that is Twilight/50 Shades/Oprah’s Book Club selection, and I am going to tweet that statement 50 million times. = I am still as worried about being cool as I was when I was in high school.
The book is always better than the movie, no exceptions. = I’ve never seen The Godfather or The Princess Bride and also I am no fun at parties.
Rap music is not poetry, but Joni Mitchell/Bob Dylan/Belle and Sebastian is. = I am racist.
I refuse to use an e-reader because I just love that old book smell. People who do not love that old book smell are not real readers. = My favorite perfume’s base note is mold.
People who shop at Amazon for books are evil. = I have disposable income and like to make moral judgements about people who do not.
I would NEVER dog ear pages, crease a spine, or eat food while reading. = I have unreasonable expectations about how much the people to whom I bequeath my books when I die will actually want them.
I guess it’s good that they’re reading at all. = I will internally judge you until your reading tastes morph to match my own, which are far superior to yours because I read more books written by white men who live in Brooklyn.
I don’t have a TV because that would cut into my reading time. Did I mention I don’t have a TV? Hey. You there. I don’t have a TV. I don’t get that TV reference. = I am not all that interesting. Also, I watch three hours of Netflix a night on my laptop.
I don’t care if the main character is likable. It’s the PROSE that’s the thing. = My ability to tolerate insufferable jerks makes me better than you because you’re obviously only reading for escapism, which is an inferior motivation for reading.
I’m not a romance/crime/Western reader. I mean, I’ll read LITERARY genre. SOMETIMES. = My kitchen is full of quinoa and kale and soy ice cream. Someone please validate what a grown-up I am.
I don’t understand adults who read YA. You’re a grown-up person, you should read grown-up books. = I don’t like dancing in the rain or ice cream cones or trampolines or whimsy and my neck tie is too tight.
In case you haven’t heard, BookRiot is the fucking ish.
Legit. By Knitlizzy
I don’t even like to wear yellow… but for this I’d make an exception. Too bad colourwork and I don’t agree with each other.
while i love where it has joker repeating on the upper area i feel there was a lost opportunity to make the JX section say “na na na(etc)” and maybe “batman” in the same line on each arm