During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.
Weekly watching: Dracula, Project Runway All-Stars, Breathless, Atlantis, Masters of Sex, Elementary, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sleepy Hollow, Survivor, Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, Doc Martin, QI, Peaky Blinders, Sons of Anarchy, The Vampire Diaries
- Insomniac librarian teams up with a punctuation-faced crime fighter known as the Answer!
- Ancient tattoos may have been used at medicine
- “Henry Bourne patented this combination mattress and life preserver in 1840. Essentially it’s an ordinary berth mattress split in two; each half is filled with broken cork and waterproofed, and then the two are reattached and fitted with leggings, an oar, and two shoulder straps.”
- Free, printable Star Wars snowflakes
- The great gluten free scam
- Dear Joss Whedon, Et Al: Leave “Feminist” Alone
- A young female seal wants to snuggle on the beach (I’d recommend watching without the music as it’s quite a horrid choice.)
- Sweden Is Closing Prisons Due to Lack of People to Put In Them
- Woodhouses: Photos Envision Tiny Urban Life in the Forest
- You can now create custom timelines in Twitter
- Vintage Film Shows How the Oxford English Dictionary Was Made in 1925
What have you read/watched/listened to this week?
This day in Lisa-Universe in: 1998