Annika. 21. New Englander. Art history, photography, painting, theatre, words, rampant liberalism. Sherlockian. Whovian.
A small obsession with gothic cathedrals.

The Paradise Season 1

the paradise opening credits; part one

Shelby knows I’m moving back to Boston soon (cat, give me my hand back!) (at Yarmouth, Maine)

How beautiful would it be to find someone who’s in love with your mind.
— 出典:(via suspend)

(Source: moeyhashy)




Inspired by a friend

This should seriously become a children’s book

I really love this because it shows that no matter what gender you identify as, you can still dress however you want and feel confident.


Medieval Hair Care

  • So that hair might grow wherever you wish. Take barley bread with the crust, and grind it with salt and bear fat. But first burn the barley bread. With this mixture anoint the place and the hair will grow.
  • Cook down dregs of white wine with honey to the consistency of a cerotum and anoint the hair, if you wish it to be golden
  • If the woman wishes to have long and black hair, take a green lizard and, having removed its head and tail , cook it in common oil. Anoint the head with this oil. It makes the hair long and black.
  • If, needed, you wish to have hair soft and smooth and fine, wash it often with hot water in which there is powder of natron [Native hydrous sodium carbonate] and vetch.
  • Take some dried roses, clove, nutmeg, watercress and galangal. Let all these, powdered, be mixed with rose water. With this water let her sprinkle her hair and comb it with a comb dipped in this same water so that [her hair] will smell better. And let her make furrows in her hair and sprinkle on the above-mentioned powder, and it will smell marvelously.

("De Ornatu Mulierum /On Women’s Cosmetics." in The Trotula : A Medieval Compendium of Women’s Medicine (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2001))

image: Lorenzo Costa, Portrait of a Woman


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cooperhewitt's Object of the Day: Chinoiserie Wallpaper, c. 1770-80. 

This 18th c. English wallpaper was designed in the style of Jean Pillement, french illustrator and royal painter to Marie Antoinette. 

The repeating pattern of flowers and foliage show Asian motifs w/ a Western spin. More about how Pillement gained inspiration for this design without actually setting foot in Asia.

Lupin turned away from the archway as he spoke. It sounded as though every word was causing him pain.

(Source: ginevrapottr)


this is the happiest I’ve been in a long time

(Source: BuzzFeed)





true love is having a crush on him even after he got a haircut

the female mind is a very strange place.

No one’s denying it

hahahahh yes


Northern Wisconsin cabin. TEA2 Architect. Builder John Kraemer & Sons.