“Franz Anton Mesmer (May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called magnétisme animal (animal magnetism) and other spiritual forces often grouped together as mesmerism.”
Photo: Cassandra calls upon Higher Powers to spirit away a Friday night blemish
On this day in history: August 20, 1920: Jim Thorpe and six others met to organize a professional football league in Canton, Ohio. The meeting led to the creation of the American Professional Football Conference, the forerunner to the National Football League (NFL).
Above: Pulling a miracle ending out of the Plastic Playbook
And our own little tribute to JFK.
Title: Idol Worship of the Worshipped Idols (2009)
Mad Men Fans, did you catch this story in the LA Times? Set designer Claudette Didul gives resources for where she found everything. Similarities in this album cover and photos in the article.
Mad Men | Don Draper’s Apartment
With the return of the television show ‘Mad Men’ also comes the return of Apartment 17-B. Don Draper’s apartment is a classic retro 60s style apartment nestled on top of a high rise in New York City. Built in cabinetry, mod furniture and a sunken in living room give the apartment the aesthetic of a vintage style show room. This sleek and spacious pad has bold and vivid colors like blue kitchen cabinets and orange shag rugs and bold design patterns that add to the classic appeal of the interior.Prime space for entertaining, Draper’s apartment looks inviting enough to invite guests to come over and enjoy a dirty martini. [via TheCoolist/latimes]