Once out of nature I shall never take
My bodily form from any natural thing,
But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make
Of hammered gold and gold enamelling
To keep a drowsy Emperor awake;
Or set upon a golden bough to sing
To lords and ladies of Byzantium
Of what is past, or passing, or to come.
--WB Yeats, "Sailing to Byzantium"
My coveted bauble of the week is this fabulous, foot-high Gladiator Raven from Anthropologie. Maybe it's not hammered gold and gold enamelling, but the patina and quirky textures in this piece should satisfy any ephemeraphile with $648 to spare.
Coolio! Hey, I got your painting back from the framer! Wait'll you see how it looks! I'm gonna post a photo both at PhysioProf and DrugMonkey. w00T!!
[grabby hands] Loff eet!
Fabulously Steam Punk. I've been getting into this sort of thing in a major way in the last year. What's not to like? :D