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watching: Test (2014)

current bedroom inspiration, pushed my shit around today and am totally going for this look. real excited about it.


reading Winter’s Light by John Preston and really longing for New England with this oncoming autumn

My partner and I just got back from celebrating our four years together by glamping around pescadero and having vegan milkshakes in Santa Cruz and doing a lot of snuggling. I really like this picture of us at Saturn Cafe.



new work and healed work with rose

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Elliot Owen at the Bay Area Reporter interviewed myself, my co-editors (Terra Mikalson and Jessica Glennon-Zukoff), and Magnoliah Black about my book, podcast, and the upcoming launch party! Click here to read the piece.

The Bay Area Reporter Online | From online to print: Book showcases queer podcasts ›

http://www.style.com/culture/art/2014/peggy-noland-seth-bogart-moca-step-repeat ›

Trans Time | exposition d'artistes trans / transgender art show ›

this looks amazing!



Torah Crown

Exceptional for its size and precious material, this Torah crown is a rare survival of 18th-century Italian silver and a testimony to the artistic virtuosity of goldsmithing in Venice. In synagogues the scroll of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, is often decorated with a set of vestments and silver ornaments including a crown or finials, and a shield. The crown augments the Torah’s status as an object associated with royalty and speaks to the centrality of the Torah in Jewish life. The motifs depicted include ritual references such as priestly garments, a miniature temple, a menorah, and the Tablets of the Law, the latter engraved in Hebrew with the Ten Commandments. Such rich embellishment is indicative of the wealth and influential status of the Jewish congregation in the Venetian city state. The maker, Andrea Zambelli, is known to have made a wide range of ritual Judaica as well as religious silver for the local churches. A later inscription in Hebrew documents that this “crown of glory, and diadem of beauty” [Isaiah 28:5], was given by the philanthropist and president of the Jewish community in Padua, Gabriel Trieste, to his congregation in the mid-19th century. (The MET)


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