1. The Perfect Winter’s Picnic
2. Keith Haring painting Grace Jones
Grace Jones was 36 in 1984 when she, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, and pop artist Keith Haring all converged in Mapplethorpe’s studio in New York City. The reason for the epic get-together was to shoot photos of Jones covered in body paint done by Haring in his distinctive style. The session lasted a marathon eighteen hours during which Jones was photographed by Mapplethorpe adorned by Haring’s body paint, a towering headdress and an ornate “skirt.”
Haring would get to paint the Jamaican goddess more than once, including when Grace performed live at the Paradise Garage before the much-loved gay-club closed its doors. Perhaps most memorably Haring would use Jones’ body as his canvas when she landed the role of Katrina the Queen of The Vampires in the 1986 film “Vamp”.
Found on Dangerous Minds.
3. A Six-Decade Tour of Barbie’s Dreamhouses
4. French fetish shoes, circa 1900
Found on Musée de la Chaussure.
5. This wonderful rug company
Contemporary Nova Scotian Hand Hooked/Punched Mats, Made with Hand Dyed Wool Yarns. Slow Made, One Lady Operation.
6. Inside a 108-Year-Old English Manor That Hosted Alexander McQueen Filled With Antique Objects
7. Portrait of a Horse’s Ass
Henry Raeburn: Portrait of George Harley Drummond (ca. 1808–9); “It is curious…that the animal’s hindquarters should be so prominently displayed” says the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Found on Corvus Fugit.
8. The Spooky Quest to Build a Google Maps for Graveyards
Atlantic Geomatics is creating a map of the UK’s cemeteries to help people track down their ancestors’ final resting place. The company has now taken on the task of mapping every churchyard and municipal burial ground in England—a total of more than 18,000—to create a Google Street View of graveyards in which descendants, genealogists, and conservationists can click on a map and see who was buried there and when.
9. The Roman Roads and Bridges You Can Still Travel Today
Found via Open Culture.
10. Groceteria, a history of Supermarkets
11. LA’s Oldest Japanese Restaurant
12. Pizza Flix
Full films from the 30s, 40s and 50s all for free; a passion project created by two film industry professionals who control one of the largest, privately-held broadcast-quality film & TV libraries of its kind.
13. A guy took an old episode of Blind Date and superimposed himself into the show
Found on Good Stuff.