yasimon:

Reading Positions!

yasimon:

Reading Positions!

(Source: blacklotum)

theredshoes:

The ever-adorable Erik Kwakkel: 'Medieval dachshund made out of words. No, really. (BL Add 21160, 13th c).'
marissacollections:

Daydreaming about these gorgeous Sophia Webster resort sandals

marissacollections:

Daydreaming about these gorgeous Sophia Webster resort sandals

theartofanimation:

Saiful Haque

Pyramids at night in Cairo, Egypt 

Pyramids at night in Cairo, Egypt 

(Source: bl-ossomed)

halftheskymovement:


Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men. There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

halftheskymovement:

Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men. 

There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.
uispeccoll:

Finishing tools for decorative bookbinding and gold tooling.  The binder will heat these tools and press them into dampened leather.  

Most of these tools were brought to the University of Iowa by legendary fine bookbinder William Anthony or acquired for his work here.  They are used on campus for teaching and research, particularly for work with the Center for the Book faculty and students uicb.  
So that list you’ve been compiling of weird/awesome things you can check out from libraries?  Add binding tools.

uispeccoll:

Finishing tools for decorative bookbinding and gold tooling.  The binder will heat these tools and press them into dampened leather.  

Most of these tools were brought to the University of Iowa by legendary fine bookbinder William Anthony or acquired for his work here.  They are used on campus for teaching and research, particularly for work with the Center for the Book faculty and students uicb.  

So that list you’ve been compiling of weird/awesome things you can check out from libraries?  Add binding tools.

opus53:

René Jules LaliqueCollaret, Gold, enamel, diamonds, ca. 1900

cracked:

Nowhere on that map: dildos.
4 Things You Won’t Believe It’s Illegal to Buy in America

#4. Sex Toys Are Illegal in Alabama
Is it really true that you can’t buy sex toys in Alabama? It sure is! The law has its own Wikipedia page and everything. It’s called the Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act, and it absolutely legislates what men and women can and cannot put in their various sex spots. It was originally intended only as a measure to prevent nude dancing, meaning fuck it still, but it has since expanded to include the purchase of any and all sex toys.

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I lived in Alabama until last year (Alabama: At Least We’re Not Mississippi!) and I wanna take a moment here to reassure everyone: yes, sex toys were technically illegal. The practical upshot of this was that ‘Pleasures’ had a notecard with NOVELTY ITEMS scrawled on it thumbtacked to the shelves of space-age four-speed easy-to-clean-batteries-included vibrators, and that we’ve all had the “Isn’t that technically illegal?” conversation while driving past their billboards. So, yknow, no need to feel too bad for Alabama residents. …About their sex toy access, anyway.

cracked:

Nowhere on that map: dildos.

4 Things You Won’t Believe It’s Illegal to Buy in America

#4. Sex Toys Are Illegal in Alabama

Is it really true that you can’t buy sex toys in Alabama? It sure is! The law has its own Wikipedia page and everything. It’s called the Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act, and it absolutely legislates what men and women can and cannot put in their various sex spots. It was originally intended only as a measure to prevent nude dancing, meaning fuck it still, but it has since expanded to include the purchase of any and all sex toys.

Read More

I lived in Alabama until last year (Alabama: At Least We’re Not Mississippi!) and I wanna take a moment here to reassure everyone: yes, sex toys were technically illegal. The practical upshot of this was that ‘Pleasures’ had a notecard with NOVELTY ITEMS scrawled on it thumbtacked to the shelves of space-age four-speed easy-to-clean-batteries-included vibrators, and that we’ve all had the “Isn’t that technically illegal?” conversation while driving past their billboards. So, yknow, no need to feel too bad for Alabama residents. …About their sex toy access, anyway.