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New! Walnut Locust Keepsake Chest - 09.15.18

This chest is made with a combo of found locust and black walnut.

The top is black walnut bookended together.

The bottom is inlay featuring locust as well. 8 more words

Wood Inlay

"The Noble Art and Mystery of Printing": John Brampton's Book Label and Print Shop Keepsake

While rummaging around the Grolier Club Library’s Spencer Van B. Nichols Bookplate Collection, I noticed a rather imposing book label. Printed for John Brampton on 29 December 1745, the label is surrounded by a running quote relating to the invention of printing: “The Noble Art and Mystery of Printing was first invented and practiced by John Faust, in the city of Mentz, in High Germany, about the Year of our Lord 1451, and brought into England by William Caxton, a Mercer and Citizen of London, who by the Encouragement of the Great, and particularly of the Abbot of Westminster, first set up a Printing Press in that Abby, and began the printing of Books there about the Year of our Lord 1471.” 1,092 more words

'Tis the Season for Well-Crafted Horror!

‘Tis the Season for Well-Crafted Horror!

This was my first foray into the world of audio books at Audible, and I was not disappointed. I have a feeling that “Keepsakes: A Triptych of Terrifying Tales” will be a great touchstone for the books I listen to next. 113 more words

About Textures

Documenting is such a big part of traveling – it’s part of the planning and creation of an itinerary, it happens when you take pictures or send your mum a relevant WhatsApp message or buy souvernirs, send postcards, and of course, for many, it comes in the form of keeping a journal or collecting pamflets and sweet wrappers. 1,060 more words


Chicken Out

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.

~Abraham Maslow


Ice Cream Forever

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.

~Jim Fiebig



Universal Studios in Singapore is a wonderland for adventure lovers, shutterbugs and collectors alike. I am sure there are better theme parks across the globe, but I am sadly stifled with limited knowledge of the beauty of the commercial, touristy world. 43 more words