Category Archives: Books

Learn How to Draw Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants With These Books via My Modern Met [Shared]

Learn How to Draw Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants With These Books At times when you don’t know what to draw, nature is often the best muse. However, if you’re not familiar with how to draw trees or flowers, plants … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, Education, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Learn How to Draw Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants With These Books via My Modern Met [Shared]

Wander Through An Enchanting Tunnel Of Plants To Find This New Bookstore In L.A. – Secret Los Angeles [Shared]

Wander Through An Enchanting Tunnel Of Plants To Find This New Bookstore In L.A. – Secret Los Angeles Not to be confused with its sister store The Last Bookstore, Lost Books is the latest literary oasis to open in the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, California, LA, Los Angeles, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wander Through An Enchanting Tunnel Of Plants To Find This New Bookstore In L.A. – Secret Los Angeles [Shared]

What I’m Reading: Mythos by Stephen Fry

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library Like many people, I have been a … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, Fun, History, UK/Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What I’m Reading: Mythos by Stephen Fry

What I’m Reading: Dead Men Don’t Ski by Patricia Moyes: Henry Tibbet #1

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library This entire series from the 1960s was … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, Mystery, What I'm Reading... | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What I’m Reading: Dead Men Don’t Ski by Patricia Moyes: Henry Tibbet #1

What I’m Reading: The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be available from your local … Continue reading

Posted in Books, History, United States, What I'm Reading... | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What I’m Reading: The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

William Blake’s 102 Illustrations of The Divine Comedy Collected in a Beautiful Book from Taschen | Open Culture [Shared]

I am making my way through The Inferno section of Divine Comedy at the moment and it was a bit serendipitous that I happened across this article. Sometimes that’s the way things work. You start looking in One Direction and … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, History, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on William Blake’s 102 Illustrations of The Divine Comedy Collected in a Beautiful Book from Taschen | Open Culture [Shared]

Two Stanzas From The Divine Comedy: Inferno

THE DIVINE COMEDY: INFERNO In the world this man was filled with arrogance,and nothing good about him decks his memory;for this, his shade is filled with fury here. Many in life esteem themselves great menwho then will wallow here like … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, History, Italy-Sicily, Quotes | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Two Stanzas From The Divine Comedy: Inferno

NEW DESIGN: Vintage “Queen Bee” Drawing from Public and private life of animals (1877) [Shopping & Gifts]

NEW DESIGN: Vintage “Queen Bee” Drawing from Public and private life of animals (1877) [Shopping & Gifts] Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/547 Also available on throw blankets, pillows, tops, tees, iPhone cases and much more! *Redbubble has discounts when purchasing multiple items … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, Garden, History, Home, Products, Redbubble | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NEW DESIGN: Vintage “Queen Bee” Drawing from Public and private life of animals (1877) [Shopping & Gifts]

Supermarket-Turned-Library Has Aisles and Freezers Stocked With Books [Shared]

What a great way to use unused space while building out a renovation. It is creative ideas like this that make life just a little b it nicer every day. — Douglas Supermarket-Turned-Library Has Aisles and Freezers Stocked With Books … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, Civics, News, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Supermarket-Turned-Library Has Aisles and Freezers Stocked With Books [Shared]

Historical Cooking Books – 115 in a series – Mrs. Seely’s Cook Book (1902)

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 115 in a series – Mrs. Seely’s Cook Book (1902)  Available in PDF, Text, JPG … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Books, Cooking, Food, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Historical Cooking Books – 115 in a series – Mrs. Seely’s Cook Book (1902)

Historical Cooking Books – 114 in a series – The gardener and the cook (1913) by Lucy H. Yates

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 114 in a series – The gardener and the cook (1913) by Lucy H. YatesAvailable … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Books, Cooking, Food, Garden, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Historical Cooking Books – 114 in a series – The gardener and the cook (1913) by Lucy H. Yates

NEW DESIGN: Vintage “The Duel” Drawing from Public and private life of animals (1877) Products from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [Shopping & Gifts]

NEW DESIGN: Vintage “The Duel” Drawing from Public and private life of animals (1877) Products from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [Shopping & Gifts] Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/516 Also available on throw blankets, pillows, tops, tees, iPhone cases and much … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, History, Home, Redbubble, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NEW DESIGN: Vintage “The Duel” Drawing from Public and private life of animals (1877) Products from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [Shopping & Gifts]

Historical Cooking Books – 113 in a series – The art of pastry making, according to the French and English methods… (1893)

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 113 in a series – The art of pastry making, according to the French and … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Books, Food, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Historical Cooking Books – 113 in a series – The art of pastry making, according to the French and English methods… (1893)

It’s Magic! Ye Olde Hocus Pocus via the Library of Congress Blog [Shared]

It’s Magic! Ye Olde Hocus Pocus Read this entire book via Project Gutenberg Looking for a few good party tricks?  Perhaps pulling a card from your sleeve, or a smooth shell game, or even a captivating decapitation? Harry Houdini had … Continue reading

Posted in Art-Architecture, Books, History, Shared Items | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on It’s Magic! Ye Olde Hocus Pocus via the Library of Congress Blog [Shared]

Historical Cooking Books – 112 in a series – The art of sweetmaking: (bonbons, chocolates, fondants, marzipan, etc., etc.) (1901) by Beatrice Manders

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments! Historical Cooking Books – 112 in a series – The art of sweetmaking: (bonbons, chocolates, fondants, marzipan, etc., etc.) … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cooking, Education, Food, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Historical Cooking Books – 112 in a series – The art of sweetmaking: (bonbons, chocolates, fondants, marzipan, etc., etc.) (1901) by Beatrice Manders