next door

Originally posted on tangerine drawings:
Five years as a pastry chef and I never learned how to poach an egg properly. It never came up. I liked crispy-fried eggs for my breakfast, when I wasn’t eating croissants at work. And then I landed in a new place, a mixture of happenstance and good friends, and…

Vintage Cover Art: The Goblin

Originally posted on O' Canada:
Prior to the great stock market crash at the end of the decade and the ensuing economic chaos, the prevalent mood of the 1920s in many places was upbeat and carefree. Magazine covers from the era typify this, including these fabulous illustrations from Canada’s Goblin, a monthly humor magazine.  Launched…

#1: Le Fourmilier manikup

Originally posted on De bec et de plumes:
J’ai trouvé le moyen de vous parler d’oiseaux que je n’ai encore jamais vu ! Le concept n’est pourtant pas très compliqué, mais cela faisait bien longtemps que j’avais perdu la motivation de prendre mes stylos. Je vais essayer de tenir cette nouvelle rubrique à jour, en y…

Making Hatpins. 🎨

Originally posted on Tokeloshe:
I made a few hatpins, which I want to use in my scrapbooks. “Hatpins reached a peak of popularity between the 1890’s and 1920’s, as music hall actresses like Lillian Russell and Lillian Langtry fueled the popularity of large elaborate hats without bonnet strings. Having originated in the 1850’s to secure…