It seems like yesterday that spring semester was wrapping up and I had the whole summer in front of me. But today, faculty are back on campus, and everyone is prepping like mad for fall semester to start. This week I’ve posted jobs for student workers and volunteers, got a flatbed-scanning station set up for students who visit the collection, and purchased some beautiful early 20th-century garments for the collection with remaining capital funds before we switch to the new fiscal budget. Not to mention that the weather already feels like fall.
I’ve got a bunch of links for you this week, so let’s dive in:
My curiousity has been peaked by Smithsonian’s piece on American girls who married British nobility near the end of the 19th century. I need to know more.
Digging this interview with Massimiliano Gioni, art critic and head curator of the 2013 Venice Biennale. He talks fashion, art, and style.
So much design packed into a stapler. Kind of want one now.
A little behind-the-scenes video of a Joffrey Ballet promotional shoot. I want to make time to see the ballet this year.
My friend Trisha shared this great link to nine abandoned castles and mansions. They are astonishing in their discarded state. I can only imagine what they were like in their heyday.
I’ll leave you with a strange but entirely thought-provoking conversation about the current fashion industry.