Terry Border Brings Old Books to Life with Wire
Artist Terry Border gives new life to old books in his latest series titled Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs. The artist, who is no stranger to breathing new life into inanimate objects, utilizes his handcrafted technique of bending wires to serve as limbs and combines it with a great sense of humor. Each whimsical creation in the ongoing project is a sculptural work that stands on its own, reflecting its respective text.
The Midnight Planetarium watch from Van Cleef & Arpel’s Poetic Astronomy series tells time via a shooting star that rotates along the outmost area of the face, as well as, on a much bigger scale, movement of the planets.
Featuring an amazing 396 moving parts, the Midnight Planétarium displays an accurate representation of six planets and their rotations around the sun, from Mercury’s swift 88-day trip, to Earth’s 365 day circle, to Saturn, which takes 29 years. While it doesn’t quite top the list of the most expensive watches on the market, the standard version of the watch comes in pink gold and goes for $245,000. [Purchase]
Reine’s life of tea:
This is old, but mrluhan shipped me tea at the beginning of the academic year. I used the whole packet within a day. The flavor was nice and bitter! i really enjoyed it. Thank you for holding me over my darling!
Geographical and astronomical illustrations from the mid-1800s by John Philipps Emslie via The Wellcome Collection)