amortentiafashion:

bathsabbath:

sutured-infection:

Silver skull vinaigrette, Europe, 1701-1900


Like pomanders, vinaigrettes could be used as a vessel to hold strong smelling substances to be sniffed should the user be passing through a particularly smelly area. At a time when miasma theories of disease – the idea that disease was carried by foul air – were dominant, carrying a vinaigrette was considered a protective measure. Vapours from a vinegar-soaked sponge in the bottom were inhaled through the small holes in the top of the ‘acorn’. If a person felt faint they could also sniff their vinaigrette and the sharp vinegar smell might shock their body into action. The other side of the vinaigrette shows a face and could act as a memento mori – a reminder of death. The skull was probably hung from a piece of cord or necklace and carried at all times.



I need to learn how to make these. Like, as soon as possible.

Walburga Black was determined to put on a strong front at all times, so she always carried an inhalable Revival Potion in a little skull-shaped vessel beneath her robes.

amortentiafashion:

bathsabbath:

sutured-infection:

Silver skull vinaigrette, Europe, 1701-1900

Like pomanders, vinaigrettes could be used as a vessel to hold strong smelling substances to be sniffed should the user be passing through a particularly smelly area. At a time when miasma theories of disease – the idea that disease was carried by foul air – were dominant, carrying a vinaigrette was considered a protective measure. Vapours from a vinegar-soaked sponge in the bottom were inhaled through the small holes in the top of the ‘acorn’. If a person felt faint they could also sniff their vinaigrette and the sharp vinegar smell might shock their body into action. The other side of the vinaigrette shows a face and could act as a memento mori – a reminder of death. The skull was probably hung from a piece of cord or necklace and carried at all times.

I need to learn how to make these. Like, as soon as possible.

Walburga Black was determined to put on a strong front at all times, so she always carried an inhalable Revival Potion in a little skull-shaped vessel beneath her robes.

blazeberg:

Me on Sunday

blazeberg:

Me on Sunday

osamah:

i like girls who look like they kill people for a living

image

blackgirlsarefromthefuture:

loquence:

dynamic narratives//multi-media//amber williams-king

Through the layering of digital prints, printed cloth and paint, this work in progress seeks to capture and explore the intricacies of identity in a Caribbean context. The use of collage is a means of acknowledging and examining the complexity of being.

The top image is on my inspiration board. I LOVE it.


Versailles by Zylenia on Flickr.

Versailles by Zylenia on Flickr.

"If you aren’t amazed most of the time you aren’t paying attention."
Michael Lipsey (via apoetreflects)