It’s that time of year where people get sentimental and soppy, while I’m against the over commercialization of Valentines Day the sentiment it almost acceptable. This project by PaperVine is quite creative transform an old deck of cards into a deck of 52 reasons you love your significant other.
Is there a Valentines equivalent to “Bah Humbug?” I still want to express a certain amount of cynicism for the holiday in general…
The only thing I like about those sickeningly sweet sweet heart sweets that you get is that some of them are ridiculous, especially the ones that just say “txt” or “email” how is that supposed to be loving? They are disgustingly sentimental and they are essentially pure sugar.
I think someone should sneak into the factory they make them in and replace them with these:
Like you as a Friend, U Sound like UR Mother, Ur Not that Fat, OK 4 Your Age, Not Tonight etc… Awesome!
I’m sure I know a fair few people who would love these wedding invites, they are made from re-purposed film cannisters (soon to be a rare comodity?) . These were put together by Trevor and Larissa of ambient studios.
As two passionate photographers we decided to try to turn our mutual obsession with photography into a theme. Since both Trevor & I enjoy shooting film on the side for personal projects it seemed only natural that we integrate this somehow into our day. (apart from actually supplying our photographers with film for their cameras of course!)The result is a collaboration between Trevor & I and an invitation that took an assembly line of 5 to create. We had to make about 40 after all was said and done and I was lucky enough to have the help of my ladies and a little bit of wine! (Thanks girls!) It was tons of fun and completely worth it…
These two prints are available for $10 each from The Manly Art Shop, I’m sure there are more there are more interesting things to find there but these two are wonderful.
This revolving bookcase from 1st Dibs is absolutely gorgeous, I’d love to have one but I’m not even going to guess at the price because it’s an antique and just to find out the price you have to sign up for an account and log in to the site, which I think is the online way of saying “No Time Wasters”.
Still that doesn’t mean I can’t admire it from afar…
England, Circa 1800
This rare George III-period revolving bookcase beautifully exhibits the artistry and ingenuity of Georgian furniture makers. Crafted of luxurious Cuban mahogany in a refined Neoclassical style, this three-tiered case features trompe l’oeil dividers made to look like leather-bound volumes andboasts cast-bronze pulls. The frieze drawers in the drum table base are inlaid with ebony, a rarity during this time of ebonized veneer, and all of the frieze drawers are faux, save for one. Clearly the work of a master craftsman, the case’s turned column tripod base ends in legs fitted with the original brass casters.
The late Georgian era is considered by many to be the zenith of English cabinet-making, and this bookcase is certainly a triumph of early 18th century-inventiveness. A patent was taken out in July, 1808 by Benjamin Crosby for “a machine or stand for books, which may be either circular, square, or any other convenient shape, and which may be turned or moved at pleasure; with cases to receive books.” This elegant yet flexible bookstand demonstrates the demand for furniture to be light and small enough to be easily moved about. The design for these bookcases was prompted by the desire to leave walls free for paintings. A revolving bookcase such as this could be placed in corners or recesses where a traditional case would otherwise be inconvenient to dispose the same number of books.
This type of circular bookstand is illustrated on pl.13 in Rudolph Ackermann’s Repository for Arts for March, 1810 as an “ingenious contrivance.”
Page 83 of Regency Furniture 1795-1830 , 1965, by Margaret Jourdain pictures similar revolving bookstands.
An identical revolving bookstand is illustrated in Frances Collard’s Regency Furniture, 1985, p. 16.