The images vary widely, but they tend to be very strange and even disturbing—overt sexual acts, defecation, monsters, human-monster hybrids, animals acting like humans. There’s also examples of clergy behaving very badly, the sort of thing you would not expect to see in the margins of a sacred book.
Kaitlin Manning of B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Manuscripts talks
to Collector's Weekly (previously
) about the exquisitely detailed religious texts surrounded by all manner of illustrated commentary, known today as marginalia
posted by Room 641-A
on Jul 25, 2014 -
A Family Affair
by celebrated Dutch makeup artist Ellis Faas. Her brother is the model and her daughter created the music. Faas says, "As a late teenager, I visited the Tate Gallery in London and was blown away by a Francis Bacon triptych. It made a great impression on me because of the use of colour - it was unnerving and stunningly beautiful at the same time. Bacon
inspired many experiments I did over the years." (via The FaceCulturalist)
posted by madamjujujive
on Jan 15, 2013 -
"A pious, peaceful man, York
had fought his country's enemy only after great deliberation and had to be convinced that war was sometimes necessary."1
On this day let us remember Sergeant York
Celluloid Soldiers: The Warner Bros. Campaign Against Nazism By Michael E. Birdwell.
posted by unliteral
on Nov 11, 2010 -
"After his wife left him, Tony Alleyne set out to create the ultimate bachelor pad
, painstakingly turning his flat into a Star Trek set... The 500-square-foot apartment features voice-activated lighting, LED lighting, running lights, air-conditioning—but no bed... A few years ago Mr Alleyne suffered from sciatica and was advised by his GP to sleep on the floor. 'It cured the sciatica and gave me the opportunity to convert the bed area into the Transporter area,' he says. 'Bed space is overrated...' His wife—who owns the flat—put it up for sale, but it fell through.
posted by grouse
on May 8, 2009 -
"At Ceiling Scenes
, we believe the ceiling has a fundamental right to take part in the ambiance
of any interior space
." -- From their catalog (.pdf).
Personally, I think tin ceilings
are much more nifty, but I can see how these photographic tiles could really brighten up a dull office or classroom
. Too bad they're so cagey about actually telling you how much they cost...
posted by Gator
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Where does Number 1 go?
Interior designer/nerd gives his apartment the "Away Team Eye" once over and manages to make something pretty darn interesting. Sure it makes a great conversation piece, but could you live there? More photos
make the "future perfect" world of Star Trek look a little too busy for actual living.
posted by raygun21
on May 6, 2004 -