light, words, and lovely things

"'Dear old world,' she murmured. 'You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.'"


The Analogue Reader: Get Your Rare Books from a Vending Machine for Just $2!

Are you a bibliophile so ardent about your love for books that your eyes light up and your heart skips a beat upon hearing the words “rare books?” Well, there’s an interesting retro-designed vending machine in a Toronto bookstore that allows you to get your rare book fix without the exorbitant price! Find out more in this installment of The Analogue Reader!

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Violinist Jascha Heifetz playing in Mili’s darkened studio as light attached to his bow traces the bow movement.

Photo by Gjon Mili, 1952 - LIFE archive

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Eugène Atget, Staircases in Paris, c.1900.

[Hotel Lavaliere, Hotel d’Ecquevilly, rue de l’Abbe Gregoire, Hotel Henry, Hotel le Charron, Hotel d’Ecquevilly, Hotel le Charron, Hotel du President]

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The woman who made your Wifi working.
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress. Max Reinhardt called her the “most beautiful woman in Europe” due to her “strikingly dark exotic looks”.
Mathematically talented, Lamarr came up with an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.


Gilman Hall, Tudor and Stuart Room, The Johns Hopkins University, c. 1920.

i’ve been in this room
it’s still rather similar.
velvet blazer  (by Diana DeMarino)
I’m happy but I’d hardly call this dancing as such (by Ashleigh F.)


Jose Romussi is a Chilean artist who creates these stunning mixed media collages using vintage photographs and thread.

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Lillian Gish (1920s)
Lillian Gish by Kenneth Alexander (1921)