1. Backstage at the Folies-Bergères
Found on Pinterest.
2. Marital Duels
In medieval Germany, married couples could legally settle their disputes by fighting a Marital Duel. To even the field, the man had to fight from inside a hole with one arm tied behind his back. The woman was free to move and was armed with a sack filled with rocks.
Usually, competing husband and wife were required to wear a tight-fitting body suit with a hood (perhaps a ritual or burial outfit), as it was depicted in the 15th century fighting manual written by Hans Talhoffer.
3. First aid kit including ether, cocaine, morphine, and caffeine, French, c. 1900-1910
Found on Artefact P0rn.
4. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” was shot in a department store
We’ve spent a lot of time looking for the “real” Grand Budapest Hotel, or at least, the inspiration behind it, that perhaps we didn’t think to find out where it was actually filmed. The Görlitz Department Store in Saxony Germany is one of the best preserved department stores from the beginning of the twentieth century in Art Nouveau style. Today it lies empty – the city and a citizens’ action group tried to revitalize the department store which in 2012 housed only a beauty shop. The reopening was planned for 2016, then for the fall of 2017, until it became clear that a sizeable restoration and renovation would be necessary first. In 2017, the Eastern German town of Görlitz named best filming location in Europe. Anderson used several locations across the city as his film’s setting including the Jugendstilhaus, Stadthalle and Freisebad, as well as the department store. The entire cast and crew stayed in neighboring Hotel Börse during the several months of shooting.
Found on Wikipedia.
5. The work of a Ukranian Grandmother and Outsider Artist
Polina Rayko lived in a traumatic home environment, so took to painting the walls of her home as an escape, filling them with cats, angels, flowers.
Found on Introducing New Worlds.
6. Why Working-Class New Yorkers Drop Their “Rs”
“An urban legend claims that the French got their guttural R because the King, Louis the XIV, couldn’t pronounce a strong R.”
” If Shakespeare time-traveled to 2019, the modern North American accent could sound more British to him than the contemporary British at least in terms of the r sound: In the 17th century, England had yet to lose it.”
“If you look very carefully at almost any language, you’ll find linguistic features that become socially meaningful to people,” says Cutler. “This is the way we distinguish one another. In terms of r itself, there’s no particular reason—except that there’s a lot of variation in r.”
“… r is tricky for the tongue because we have to twist in a fancy way. It’s like a complicated dance move that could take weeks to learn—like moonwalking.”
Read the full article found on Nautilus.
7. Typewriter Era Emojis, 1948
Found on Modern Mechanix
8. English Biscuit Bags
Oddly satisfying. By Yoshi.
9. This Artist who Collects Rocks, Paints Eyes On Them and returns them to Nature
The artist’s website is here: jenniferallnutt.com. Found via Bored Panda.
10. Suse Dannenburg’s ‘Jezebel’ sweater, 1947
American designer Susan Dannenberg, who created a series of so called ‘Suse” sweaters in the the forties, became famous also due to this Life magazine feature photographed by Nina Leen. Decades later, Marco Zanini’s sent a very similar design down the FW 2014/15 haute couture runway for Schiaparelli.
Found on Into the Fashion.
11. This Greenhouse in Paris for Sale
Found on Espaces Atypique.
12. Versailles sells the Official Garden Furniture of the Sun King
Jardins du Roi Soleil sells the artisanal furniture from the Chateau de Versailles.