Originally posted on Rue Verte:

My stepmother recently gave me a some gorgeous pre-1930s vintage clothing pieces, including several Victorian lace undergarments and sleepwear:

I’m shooting to have them all for sale in my Etsy shop this week.  The gems of the crop, in my opinion, are the black 20s flapper dress with rhinestone facets and feather trim, the deep blue silk /olive velvet dress, and the wool embroidered Native American frock with horsehair.  I’m a sucker for ponies and birds…

Obviously they all needed at least a light cleaning from being stored in a trunk for several years.  I’ve sold turn of the century clothes before, but thought maybe there was another effective method of cleaning I was unaware of, so I set aside a few minutes to do some research.  An hour later, I was still browsing fashion-era.com’s website.

Their resources for both buyers and sellers of classic clothes are invaluable to…

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Originally posted on per Z pective:

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“Night time is really the best time to work.  All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.”

Catherine O’Hara

Truly unique, night photography is special.

It has a place in its own. It’s far different from getting at any time during the day. Whether it’s creating long exposures of the stars, collecting whatever little light remains under the moon and stars, or finding creative ways of capturing the city lights.

There’s so much that can be done at night. There’s no limitations, especially in a city. If you haven’t done much of it, or perhaps haven’t experimented with it in a while, I highly suggest you go out and play. Even if it’s just going out to a street you have passed by everyday, setting you camera to 100 ISO, f/8, with a 8…

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Originally posted on Job Market Monitor:

In the last years the idea that higher education can actually be considered a bubble took shape and is increasingly brought to debate. In more and more countries there are dozens of students graduating and instead of entering the workforce, they go straight to unemployment.

With some notable exceptions (like Computing, Medicine etc.) there are a lot of degrees that hold little value for the student after graduation, especially in developing countries (I am including here Romania, my country). In some holding a degree is a requirement merely because you “learn how to learn”, regardless of the topic of your studies. The quality of the courses is often lacking and the graduates are simply unemployable if they do not get a part-time job or volunteer in an organisation during their studies.

Unemployment of youth in some countries is getting higher than ever, with Spain topping at a whooping 54% rate.

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How One Website Fights Hunger with Gourmet Goodies

Article from Mashable – what a great start-up idea – article by Alex Fitzpatrick:

“NameLove With Food

Big Idea: It’s a subscription-based online food gourmet delivery service that sends tasty morsels directly to your door. For every box of treats it delivers, Love With Food donates an equivalent amount of money to a local food bank.

Why It’s Working: Smaller food producers often have trouble affording marketing and distribution services, and one in every five American children are going hungry. Love With Food is helping to solve both of those problems in one fell swoop.”

To read more go here:  http://mashable.com/2012/04/25/love-with-food-subscription/