Build your own 18th-century wig at V&A website.
A buzzer for champagne in a rococo frame.
Because…. why not?
Get your very own champagne buzzer, silent or ringing, at this Etsy shop.
(Whether or not it brings you champagne with white-glove service, well..)
On September 28 and 29, Christie’s will hold a large sale of Jean-Louis Remilleux’s collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture, and objets d’art. The French TV producer is selling his collection to fund the partial restoration of his château de Digoine in southern Burgundy. The sale includes an impressive number of furniture and works of art from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Here are some of my top picks of the eighteenth century from this auction:
Today, a bit about an object that provokes in me utter fascination and total discomfort. It’s the famous dulcimer player automaton of Marie-Antoinette.
Read more about this enchanting machine here
Did you know that Louis XV was a great enthusiast for all things scientific? He took passionate interests in geography, astronomy, botany, and physics, just to name a few.. A giant, exotic animal with a thick hide and a horn was a gift fit for this king-scientist.
From Anime News Network:
The series will be released in two-in-one omnibus volumes to quicken the publishing schedule. The first volume is slated for the second quarter of 2016.
This will be the first official English release of the manga.”
In other words, the manga series that girls of many recent generations in Korea and Japan grew up with is being printed in English!