restoring the cosmati mosaic in westminster abbey

The wraps have come off one of Westminster Abbey’s least known treasures, a medieval marble pavement foretelling the end of the world, while conservation experts consider how to preserve the ancient stones for the next 740 years.

Few modern visitors have ever seen it, although since 1268 kings and princes, queens and cardinals have [...]

handmade wooden drawing desk vs. badgers

One of my friends has a dad who is a wooden toymaker by trade, and he just built me a drawing desk. I just got it this past Friday in the mail and I can say, hands down, it’s the best drawing desk I’ve ever owned. Amazing craftsmanship. I had this weird dream yesterday that [...]