Dosso Dossi

Aeneas and Achates on the Libyan Coast

Italy (c. 1520)

In a set of paintings made for Duke Alfonso d’Este of Ferrara, Dosso illustrated Virgil’s Aeneid. The scenes were installed friezelike on the walls of Alfonso’s private study, the camerino d’alabastro, where Bellini’s Feast of the Gods also hung.
This painting is from that set and is usually thought to illustrate the moment when the luckless Trojans rebuild their wrecked ships after storms, unleashed at the bidding of the goddess Juno, drove them to the coast of Africa. Walking along the beach with Carthage in the distance, Aeneas tells his friend Achates, “Sorrow is implicit in the affairs of men… .” (The painting, however, has been cut down and perhaps no longer includes the figure of Aeneas. The two conversants at the right seem too old for the young Aeneas and Achates.) Dosso imparted a sense of immediacy to the ancient literary subject by clothing the Trojans in the latest Italian fashions and by giving them ships of the kind that were then exploring the New World.-The National Gallery of Art


Ruffwear sent us their Load Up Harness to try out. As you can see from the photos, it’s a dog harness that securely attaches to a seat belt strap. It’s designed to keep your dog safe and comfortable during car rides.

It took me more than 20 minutes to adjust the harness to fit Trinket’s body. Corgi bodies are so oddly shaped with their barrel chests and I’m just terrible at adjusting straps. Good thing is that you only have to do this once! Now it takes less than 30 seconds to get it on Trinket and attached to the seat belt. Trinket wears an XS. Here’s a video on how to fit and install the harness.

Click here to read information on safety testing. If you’re interested, try comparing results with the  CPS Certified Sleepypod Clickit Sport.


Modern Spectrum - Black Bedroom

This may be the last thing I upload for a while since I’m heading across the country for Spring Break, but I wanted to make sure I got this shared before I left.

This lot utilizes “bb.moveobjects” please activate that cheat before placing this lot to ensure that all items appear.

To install:

Place all the files (besides images) into your Documents>Electronic Arts>The Sims 4>Tray Folder. This item should show up in your library when you next open it. Be sure to check the “include custom content” box under the “Advanced” tab in your library.


CC used:

Black Rose Hallway by me | Diesel Living by brial-immortelle | Assorted Pillows and Assorted Prints by puresims | Danbo by onebillionpixels | Pallet Living and Honeycomb Windows by kiwisims4 | Stockholm Bed, Pillow, and Blankets Recolors by saudade-sims4 | Artsy Dining by aroundthesims | Zes Horizontal Dresser by cool-panther | Poster Pack by @manadarinarock | Flowers by Ladesire | Notebook by plasticbox | Black Set by Kyta1702 | Kinlet Living and Plants, Plants, Plants by Mustke | Shabby Kitchen by TheNumbersWoman | Pot Ceiling Lamps by DOT | Hi-Tech and Sea Foam by SIMcredible | Bathroom Drop and SlideTK Bedroom by Pilar | Tulton Bedroom and Livingroom Munich by BuffSumm | Dining Eboni by ShinoKCR

Compy is fixed, buuuut

I have to reinstall everything, so this is going to take a while.

People who are waiting on their commissions and Patreon patrons, thank you for your patience.  I will get that shit done ASAP once everything is installed.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had an update break like this, so I’m very anxious to get back on the train.

In the meantime, you can go ahead and keep filling my already stuffed inbox with requests if you’d like, so I have some stuff to pick through once I’m ready to go again.

In search of the perfect winter breakfast? Rique Uresti, one of our favorite SoulCycle instructors, has got you covered in today’s installment of our seasonal recipe series. His dish includes both pear and caramelized onions, which are currently featured on our winter menu.

Who’s Rique?

Rique is a master SoulCycle instructor and is a competitor on Chopped! When Rique isn’t inspiring riders and whipping them into shape at SoulCycle (he teaches 18 classes a week), you can find him sitting outside for brunch at Barbutto, walking his dog along the West Side Highway, or planning his next travel adventure across the globe - Singapore is next!

ON VIEW @ SculptureCenter

In Practice: Under Foundations

Featuring newly commissioned works by Rosa Aiello, Mary Walling Blackburn, Nanna Debois Buhl, Catherine Czacki, Ben Hagari, Sol Hashemi, Madeline Hollander and Alexandra Lerman, Janelle Iglesias, Ryan Johnson, and Xu Wang.

Installation view, In Practice: Under Foundations, SculptureCenter, 2015. Top: Nanna Debois Buhl, Botanizing on the Asphalt II, 2015; Bottom: Alexandra Lerman, Illegal Motion: Floor Plan, 2015. Photo: Jason Mandella

Today I installed our new washing machine (it works fine!), a guy replaced the water pipe in our kitchen wall (so now it’s just ugly and not impending disaster anymore!), and did a bit of decluttering with my mom (she’s a bit of a hoarder so trust me this is an achievement). I also drew some sketchies! And now I’m going to watch HTTYD with my mom. And maybe draw some more sketchies later.

i had a dream i was a politician and i was outbid for installing disability access to a building. i went to the opening ceremony of the installation. it was at the side of the building, a wall devoid of doors. the rival politician had installed a red ribbon that stretched from the ground to a hole higher up the wall. the ribbon was tethered by springs at each end. the politician activated an engine that caused the ribbon to vibrate horribly and the ceremony began and the people start climbing the ribbon. the politician’s girlfriend, also a politician, crawled naked across the sidewalk wearing a ballgag. i walked over to complain about getting outbid and she removed her ballgag. the saliva that had collected in her mouth came out with it, dripping down her lips.