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  • Check out these gorgeous portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron, the Victorian-era photographer who didn’t start taking pictures until she was the 48 year-old mother of six, and about whom I knew nothing of until exactly now. (Visual News)
  • Behold, the suitcase scooter. (Laughing Squid)
  • The fold-out sofa that contained a 17th-century Venetian painting, the 11th-century Chinese bowl that went for $3, and more impossibly lucky flea market finds. (Mental Floss)
  • Will there be an Ab Fab movie? (Wifey)
  • Really amusingly bad TV show titles. (Atlantic Wire)
Posted on May 29th, 2014 7 Comments

7 Responses

  1. joannawnyc says:

    Virginia Woolf’s great-aunt!

  2. daisyj says:

    It’s British, so I understand why it didn’t make the list, but for my money the worst title for an actually pretty good show was “The Supersizers Go. . .” Which sounds like it should be some sort of Morgan Spurlock follow-up, but was actually a food writer and a comedian trying out the food and lifestyles of different periods of British history (the Eighties one was great)that had a brief run on the Cooking channel. Really funny, but impossible to recommend with that name.

  3. Shelly Dildey says:

    Phaidon issued a series of books in a small format on photographers and I have the one on Julia Margaret Cameron. I saw some of her photos in an exhibit at SFMOMA. The image of Alice Liddel (of wonderland fame) as Pomona is amazing.

  4. c.w. says:

    I’ve always been fond of Cameron’s work even though I’m not a huge fan of the Victorian insistence that what was needed to make photography fabulous were those staged overly dramatic vignettes. Even with that perimeter her photos have a fresh quality to them. (at least to me!)

  5. AmyM says:

    There’s a show coming this fall called “Selfie” that I’d feel pretty good about adding to that list.

  6. I’m loving the suitcase scooter and the farmer-inventor.