Category: Notes

"Insect Jewelry of the Victorian Era"

At JSTOR Daily, Amelia Soth writes about fashionable Victorians and their insect jewelry. “The wing-cases of gold-enameled weevils hung from necklaces; muslin gowns were embroidered with the iridescent green elytra of jewel beetles. Tiny golden scarabs were glued to the petals of artificial flowers. Delicate moths were perched […]

Bong Joon-ho built those places in Parasite

Well, Bong Joon-ho didn’t build them himself, but both the Kim families’ apartment and neighborhood and the Park family’s house in Parasite are elaborate sets. Bong talks about it a bit here and Architectural Digest does in depth with director Bong and production designer Lee Ha-jun about creating […]

"The Hat Pin Peril"

“On the afternoon of May 28, 1903, Leoti Blaker, a young Kansan touring New York City, boarded a Fifth Avenue stagecoach at 23rd Street and settled in for the ride. The coach was crowded, and when it jostled she noticed that the man next to her settled himself […]