Davenport’s, Ice Pail with cover, 1810. Pearlware. Longport, England.
The custom of making frozen cream desserts spread from Italy to France, and then to Britain, during the second half of the 17th century. Ice was obtained locally, or imported from the Baltic countries, and stored in deep brick-lined ice houses.
By the mid-18th century, ice cream was a major part of the dessert, and the ice pail used to serve it was often the largest and most imposing single item in the dessert service. Source: V&A
Eugene Bullard, the first African American combat pilot. Born in Georgia, Bullard left for Europe in his teens (he later claimed to have seen his father narrowly escape lynching). He worked as a boxer in Paris, then joined the French Army during World War I. Bullard was severely wounded at Verdun, and after he recovered he joined the French Air Service. Once the United States joined the war, Americans fighting for France were mostly absorbed into the American forces, but because the Army Air Corps was whites only, Bullard remained in the French army. After the war, Bullard remained in France until the German invasion in the Second World War, when he and his daughters fled Paris. Bullard took part in the defense of Orleans but was wounded and escaped over the border into Spain, and from there to New York.
In 1949, Bullard was attending a concert in Harlem that was organized by entertainer and activist Paul Robeson to benefit the Civil Rights Congress. In what was later known as the Peekskill Riots, performers and attendees of the concert, Bullard among them, were savagely beaten by a mob that included members of the local and state police. Bullard’s beating was captured on film, but none of his attackers were ever prosecuted.
Bullard died in 1961 of stomach cancer in relative anonymity, and was buried with full military honors in the French War Veteran’s section of Flushing Cemetery. He had been a recipient of 15 decorations from the government of France, including being made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest award.
Tourmaline - Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
my favorite tidbit about rome is that in the mid-1800s one of the popes didnt like the statues in rome having dicks so he ordered them knocked off. fast forward to the last decade or so and art historians in conjunction with the vatican are trying to erm. restore. the statues. but the dicks were just. kept in a box. so art historians are going around rome, with a box of dicks, trying to match them up to their owner.
Jewel toned circuit board earrings all in sterling silver bezels and sterling hooks. the top set has spiral cut amethysts.
Tribal earrings, laser cut acrylic inspired by asian culture and tattoo design.
I have an enormous crush on this antique snake ring. What do you think of it? It’s silver and gold with diamonds and cabochon ruby eyes. (Via Doyle New York.)
So much yes. I’d be interested to hear how expensive they are to make, and how on earth we can get some made in places like New England & Canada where seasonal temperatures vary greatly.
If you’re curious about the mechanism at work here:
“Terraces had to be designed with foldable balustrades that tilt up or down as the pods are being rotated, to accommodate the changeable facade.”
Actually this would be awesome for NC too since fall and spring it can be 90° by day and drop to 50° some nights.
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Johanna Thorvaldsdóttir’s Icelandic goat farm (Háafell) is facing foreclosure in September, resulting in the entire goat flock being butchered - unless enough funds are raised to save it!
There are less than 820 Icelandic goats in the entire world - they are an endangered species. Almost half of them will be lost if this farm is not saved. I visited Háafell 2 years ago and every goat I draw is rooted in this place. Any little bit helps :)
Some pretty cool perks (that tote bag, adorable!) but more than that there is a good cause behind all this. How many videos of screaming goats have I lost my shit over? Time to give a little back I think.
Y’all KNOW how we feel about goats ‘round these parts.
Iceland + goats? Yes, take some of my very limited funds. 10 days left to raise $20K, they’ve already raised $70K, can you help?
Victorian pendant in neo-Egyptian style with protective esoteric abracadabra text; on the reverse, ‘De vos mains grossières, Parmi des poussières, Écrivez, sorcières : Abracadabra’/’Witches with your raugh hands, write in the dust : Abracadabra”, from Victor Hugo’s ‘Odes et ballades 14; the pendant also includes a double-headed bird and winged scarabs, ancient Egyptian symbols of Re and rebirth. (adin.be)
Matching Damascus wedding rings: forged from a single piece of steel, then cut into individual rings for finishing.