The Crown Prince of Kitsch

Cullen Meyer is only 27 and has been collecting/hoarding the wildest 1950s “The Dead 50s” kitsch since he was 15. He lives in a (limited sq. footage) New York apartment and wishes he had a 1950s house. The stuff you see here is not all of it. Cullen’s got at least 50 more moss lamps (lighting is his favorite) and tons of other period pieces in storage! Part of his job is going to every major flea market and antique show in the country and eventually wants to get into set design for movies. (Photos: Paul Quitoriano)



twinkle twinkle little star… how i wonder what you are.

Results from Pan F. I could shoot this more often.

Canon AE1 Ilford Pan 50

I keep thinking about how Bellamy must be so certain Clarke will come back because she left thinking he could handle things on his own but surely if she knows he needs her, she’ll return. Because there has never been a time when Clarke didn’t come through for him. And he’s been gritting his teeth and putting one foot in front of the other, acting like he’s okay because his people need to believe that, not letting himself really feel because that’s a rabbit hole he doesn’t know he’ll ever be able to climb out of, and it’s exhausting. But now he is actually looking for Clarke, and he’s got to be counting down until he sees her and gets to bring her home and be a team with her again, and you can bet the sense of anticipation and relief he feels at that idea is the strongest thing he’s felt since she walked away three months ago.

And I’m sure she has a good reason but she’s not going home with him and it’s going to break his heart. And mine. 

What the Dead Know

by Laura Lippman

Genre: Thriller
Rating: 4/5
Released: 13 March 2007
Pages: 384
Buy it now!

Baltimore, 1975.The Bethany sisters, Sunny and Heather, went to a mall right before Easter and were never seen again. Now, two decades later, a woman involved in a horrific car crash is claiming to be one of the sisters, but she refuses to give any further information about the disappearance. Detectives are called out of retirement. Family members are summoned. Despite the woman’s knowledge of the Bethany family, no one is buying her story. In a case with so few leads to begin with, the 20 year gap in the investigation is creating road blocks everywhere the investigators turn. Will the case ever be solved?

This is a classic thriller with plenty of reasons to keep turning the pages. The author, Laura Lippman, is apparently pretty well-known in the genre, but this is the first of her work that I’ve read. Lippman tells the story of the Bethany family through the eyes of its family members as well as different people involved in the case, switching perspectives and time periods every few pages, keeping the story fresh and developing the characters more deeply. While reading this book in paperback form, I was also listening to an audiobook that was quite similar, and I found myself enjoying this read so much more in comparison. 

The pacing, characters, and mystery were all definitely good reasons to read this text, even though the ending was a bit predictable. If you’re a thriller lover, this book is a safe bet. 

desolate-days asked:

I'm so angry that people whitewash so much because their actual skin tone is SO much more attractive than the whole 'I've actually been dead for 50 years' look

Not to even mention how ridiculously rude and harmful it can be, it just reinforces the terrible prejudice that tan skin can’t be as beautiful as pale skin and makes the idols themselves self conscious about their skin?!?!

Yes to all this!