Ian Hugo’s engravings for the original 1944 edition of Anais Nin’s Under a Glass Bell, which Nin typeset and printed on a hand-press. DIY pre-Xerox.
Originally scanned/posted at Brain Pickings.
“I only write when I want to. I’m an amateur and insist on staying that way. A professional has a personal commitment to writing. Or a commitment to someone else to write. As for me… I insist on not being a professional. To keep my freedom.”
Full face swimming mask, designed to protect the wearers face from the harmful effects of the sun, 1920s (via Retronaut)
Gastropod Shell Formed by mineral replacement
#4 - Museum of Death
The Museum of Death is a self guided tour, lasting approximately 45 minutes to an hour, but those who can stomach it may stay as long as they’d like. At $15 a ticket (with free parking), you can enjoy an entire section dedicated to Charles Manson, the severed head of serial killer Henri Landru, original crime scene photos from the Black Dahlia murder and much much more. This place is a serious trip. There’s nothing else like it. Go.
Address: 6031 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA