“i honestly just forget everything—maybe because im human. maybe because im small. maybe because im learning. but maybe i don’t need to know why. i think if i were really in control, i’d mess it all up. i wouldn’t have made it here.. i would have over thought my way out of my hopes + dreams + might be in my pajamas somewhere in philadelphia wishing i could be who i am now.”


Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age is on display through January 4, 2016 at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and it looks AMAZING. If you are anywhere near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the rest of this year, it’s your startorial duty to go see this exhibition.

Hilary-Morgan Watt alerted me to its existence just after it opened (and took the in-person pics above). I think this calls for a Startorialist road trip ASAP. 

From the museum’s website:

Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age brings together scientific fact and pop culture in a showcase of wearable and decorative arts related to outer space, space travel, the space age, and the powerful influence these topics have had on human civilization.

Beginning with jewelry and artifacts memorializing the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1835, Out of this World! travels forward through time to explore nearly 200 objects from landmark moments in space-related history. Pieces in the exhibition include ephemera, jewelry, and objets d’art inspired by events that captured our imagination, such as the 1865 publication of Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, the 1957 Sputnik launch that kicked off the space race of the Cold War, and milestone NASA missions.

- Summer

ETA: The museum asked us to remove the last three photos for security reasons (eep!). If you reblogged this post, please remove the last three photos (CC: the-actual-universe). -E