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Hunga Munga

Most noticeable/recognized in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Let’s go into the history and use of the Hunga Munga.

You call that a knife? Now this is a knife.

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Berber Musket From Northern Morocco: Silver and Ivory

A lovely Berber Musket from Northern Africa, Morocco. The dark wooden stock decorated exquisitely with inlaid silver, and red lac, overlaid with scrolling silverwork, and inlaid panels of engraved camelbone or ivory, and studded with silver.

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Executioner's Sword: Ngombe and Doko

Once a formidable symbol of power, the executioner’s sword has thankfully been transformed into a ceremonial dance sword since the Belgians outlawed its use in 1900.

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Berber Dagger: Morocco

Ornamental daggers in Morocco intermingled with Moorish, Arabic and Berber cultures. This Berber dagger is from the central anti Atlas mountain region, south of the high Atlas Mountain range.

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Ways of Seeing New York’s Future

In a magnificent essay for The Guardian, Jason Farago – accompanied by the photography of Vivienne Gucwa (of NY Through the Lens) – offers a richly insightful, sobering review of what’s been built in Lower Manhattan since 9/11. 129 more words


Oz Music

I was thrilled to find a record store in Tuscaloosa. I can waste a lot of time perusing used vinyl, so I made a trip to Oz Music as soon as possible. 224 more words


Artist: (Fanny Nushka Moreaux)

Following up on yesterday’s post, here’s an option that I could definitely go for! French painter, Fanny Nushka Moreaux, and her beautiful, faceless portraits give the timelessness of a portrait without the creepiness of a stranger’s face hanging over you. 72 more words

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