Honor Roll

Honor Roll

You guys are almost as split as I am in regards to the trim color decision for the rainbow room! Green is winning out by popular vote (though it’s closer on Instagram), but I’m still thinking pink. Possibly a slightly darker/dustier version than what’s in the mockup so it doesn’t go too pastel, but pink. There’s so much going on in there and the trim is kind of the least important part. I’m editing photos today from a Christmas shoot, and then I’m hoping to get to work on painting and wallpapering over the weekend. A decision has to be made!

Honor Roll


Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death - attic shoe detail

Frances Glessner Lee, working on her ‘Nutshell Series of Unexplained Deaths’

Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death - attic

Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death - dark bathroom

IMAGES: Frances Glessner Lee, the Glessner House museum. All other images via the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Collection of the Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, courtesy of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD

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    Bette Blue
    November 3, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    No no and no. No matter how “macabre” it is NOT adorable to show this. It is a very disturbing image and I have to say it might give ideas to children. It just hit me all kinds of wrong when I pulled it up on your site.

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      Jess
      November 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Agree, totally trashy and what is the point of glamorizing something like this?

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      Naomi
      November 6, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Did you read the article? Or do you subscribe to the “I read the headline and now I’m an expert in foreign policy/Constitutional law/forensics” method of gleaning information?

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      Making it Lovely
      November 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

      I’m sorry to offend (and I do also wonder if you read the article). I stand by my admiration of them for the artistry and craft involved in making them, and the fact that they are tools still in use (70+ years later) for police training! They do not depict actual events and are not solvable in the traditional sense. They are to be studied to train one’s eye in looking for clues in the details.

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        boston reader
        November 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm

        I’m actually coming here to write a thank you for that link. I thought the detail in Lee’s work was stunning. I love your round up links on Friday. Don’t ever change. Bring the bugs! Bring the miniatures! Bring the macabre! I love it all!

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    Vanessa Bailey
    November 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    You know, the story about the mattress company, Casper, is kind of breathtaking. Thanks for sharing that.

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      Katie | FashionFrugality.com
      November 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Agree! I never thought mattress blogging or mattresses in general could be so interesting. What a read!

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    Dela Ampofo
    November 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Lovely story. An inspiring one. Thanks for sharing.

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    alissa
    November 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I remember listening to a podcast episode about the forensic dioramas on Stuff You Missed in History Class. Thought it was very interesting!

    https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/frances-glessner-lee-and-tiny-forensics.htm

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