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Got something old? The Society of Antiquaries might be interested

So, here’s another little known place to visit in the centre of London – the Society of Antiquaries. You may have walked past it any number of times without realising as it’s located in Burlington House, just across the courtyard from the Royal Academy. 364 more words



“the wage earners must always live as the wage payers bid them”

– William Morris, Useful Work v’s Useless Toil

For a very long time now I’ve been plotting and formulating plans for securing my own independence from wage slavery.  459 more words


This London's a wonderful sight....

Still on a PRB fix at the moment.  There is one painting above everything else that the original members created that I just can’t get enough of – an unfinished portrait of… 33 more words


Literary art: contamination or transgression?

The original members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and those that followed them, were avid readers. They read novels, especially Gothic, but it was poetry which really inspired them. 650 more words


What William Morris Didn't Factor In

William Morris was a 19th Century English textile designer, artist, writer, socialist, and Marxist. I imagine him as a calmer, more serene Bernie Sanders.

Among other memorable quotes, Morris said, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Same goes for cars, work offices, garages. 210 more words


Archives at Whitelands College

The archive at Whitelands College is like a bunker. To access, you pass through two heavy doors, one just inside the other. The floor is covered with metal sheets. 572 more words

Day 213 - The Wlliam Morris - Meaning Behind Pattern Prompt

William Morris thought that patterns should be something considered and handled with care.

A pattern is either right or wrong…it is no stronger than its weakest point.” 194 more words