The evidence of the real-life inspiration for Dracula’s English home, Carfax.
One man’s failure was another man’s fortune.
Who doesn’t want to work somewhere with the ‘wow factor’?!
A little round-up of stories about archiving, eating, and getting high on ‘bibliosmia’*
How an accessible, scientifically based design became a cult figure and survived German reunification.
Louvain Rees explains what her job is all about and shares some of her favourite discoveries.
Extraordinary needlework in – and on – nature.
Folk magic and superstition were alive and well among Australia’s English colonisers.
How time can render the everyday extraordinary. (Historians of the future will thank you.)
An exploration of anomalous Victorian-era architecture.
An almost certainly incomplete list of the things we saw (mainly online) this year that we liked.
These are two of my favourite things; here’s a couple of stories about them.