Monthly Archives: March 2012

Quotation: William Pitt the Younger (1759 – 1806)

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

(As found on Phoebe’s Detention Room)

What happened

It’s fear that brought them to be bound;
Cold fear that gripped the gun.
And fear that rushed to stand on ground
That took their smiling son.

Richard Hunter: Toymaker

This man is, as they say, living the dream .

(From It’s Nice That, via the Martin Smith at the Facebook Automata / Automaton group.)

Persian miniatures

Like quilted illustration — I must get more educated about this incredible art form.

Русский: Хафт ауранг Джами. c. 1556-65 (image ru.wikipedia)

Nightwatchman’s chair

I’ve always had a soft spot for uncomfortable furniture. So I was delighted to find the image of this little stool inspired by Pieter Bruegel’s Twelve Proverbs expertly crafted by “Yorkshire Stewart” His description and Bruegel’s painting are below.

Nightwatchman's chair, Yorkshire Stewart.


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Some progress

Quotation: Philip Pullman (1946 – )

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

(Thanks to Kate G-)