Sunday, March 27, 2011

of Mourning & Haberdasheries

You don't have to be in mourning and you might want to save your hair art for post-apocalyptic endeavors, so why not take a bit of morbid history and wear it, hmmmm?

Ascot, Cravat, Tie Tacs

Buttons my friend, you will find indiscriminately labeled as haberdashery on Etsy, maybe eBay, but my Dear Ladies and Gentleman, you shall find my buttons fit for a gentleman in such longful attire. My Tie Tacks are elegant, dark, and properly labeled for Haberdashery affairs.

Victorian mourning buttons my friends, set in "time". For all you gents out there. ;) Now available at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Farmington, MI, with Ties that Bynde Corsetry, and as always on Etsy & with me at show.

You can thank the dashing Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria who tugged on her heart strings until her own death in 1901. When strict mourning etiquette and attire became the norm in those days, so came the means to keep it all wrapped up. Black Glass buttons were extremely fashionable and handsomely decorated.

Also Join me May 7th as Off the Beaten Path presents :Gear Up Bizarre Bazaar: in lieu of The World Steam Expo Memorial day weekend 2011.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Due to the fact that I am in a position to slash prices, I am going to pass some savings onto my customers & potential customers as well! I don't like sitting on my stuff, and I need to move some items, so hopefully some of you dear readers will take this opportunity to grab it all up!!! More vintage stuff to list coming soon ;)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Graphoscope : A Traveling Photo Dispensary : Support Detroit Photographer & Artist Lex Machina

One of the most important thing in today's day and age is to support independent artists in their endeavors, especially those that practically make a living off of what they do. With the lack or art in schools & funding being cut for the arts world wide, it is up to folks like you and I to support unique individuals and their work. Lex is doing a kickstarter for her project Graphoscope. Her work has an antique quality to it that hearkens back to the days of Tintypes & Daguerreotypes. Please visit the link below to read about this truly one of a kind project and help support her work, and, she is making cabinet cards :D !!!

Lex Machina

" Graphoscope is a project that I've been working on for about 3 years now. I've been doing similar portraiture for various small projects in that time and now I'd like to take this work much farther.

This project specifically will use research and experience perfecting digital methodologies for recreating the look of individual photos from my antique collection in recording the patrons of counter-culture events, like conventions, for posterity. It will also generate prints, stereoviews, mounted cabinet cards, and other modern relics, available to the patronage and supporters, and finally, in 2012 a photo book of the most interesting photos from the project will be released. " ~Lex Machina