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idiom origin

Throughout the ‘20s, records progressively became louder to take advantage of the proliferation of gramophones that had no volume knob. The phrase “put a sock in it” actually references cramming a sock into the horn of a gramophone to stifle the sound on louder recordings.

batman watercolor II

^ “Le Bat” by Jennie Ottinger

splat iii

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structures

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flames of the forest, fires of the past

most inexplicable collection ever. i’ve got a couple hundred of these blasted things. in the dystopian future where dead lighters are a currency, i shall be queen.

jute

“I’m a bit foggy as to what jute is, but it’s apparently something the populace is pretty keen on…”

Leave it to Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse

^ google image search:  “jute”

burlap

^ google image search:  “burlap”

english serpent

creamer

supersize that shit so’s i can bathe in it

now in london

^ aram gallery, UK.

^ prototypes and experiments iv (21 jan – 6 march)

> http://www.flickr.com/groups/thearamgallery/

(not really)

eagle claw

^ the lars holst restraint collection

> via martin klasch

ritzy

metal tin:

wsb

callmeburroughs

poster of the day: fantastic derring-do

^ 1966

> a few more

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