Grotesque, fascinating, macabre, haunting. These adjectives describe the fascination of mankind regarding the natural mysteries of our planet. If you are interested in cabinets of wonder, you cannot afford to miss this blog post about The Last Tuesday Society and The upcoming Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities.
What is the The Last Tuesday Society?
The Last Tuesday Society was founded in 1873 at Harvard by William James & brought to London as a ‘pataphysical’ organisation in autumn 2006 by The Chancellor Viktor Wynd & The Provost David Piper. The society is dedicated to subverting life, the universe and everything bored of the life and world it sees around it seeks to create a new world filled with beauty, wonder and the imagination. The Society presents a veritable feast of experiences and productions.
Who is Viktor Wynd?
As his official website states, ‘Viktor Wynd is a multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of installation and relational aesthetics, often creating and manipulating vast and elaborate subversive social situations involving casts of up to 200 performers and many thousands of participants’.
Last month we chose a song of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, the band of Sam Rosenthal, founder of Projekt Records. This month we bring you a song of Mirabilis, another of the groups linked to this label.
The word ‘mirabilis’ is Latin for wonderful, miraculous, or unusual. No wonder why this is the chosen name for the neo-classical/ethereal project of Dru Allen (This Ascension, Mercury’s Antennae) and Summer Bowman (the Machine in the Garden), as they have spent thirteen years creating beautiful, vocal-centered original compositions alongside reinterpreted pieces ranging from medieval to pop music.
As foreseen, a preview of our new collection of fine jewelry was presented at Madrid Joya 2014. Inspired by the cult movie directed by Fritz Lang, the Metropolis Collection combines sterling silver, anodized titanium and gemstones (mainly brilliant-cut diamonds) and is receiving excellent reviews. We are pleased to share with you some of the best moments of Madrid Joya 2014.
The French fashion designer Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, better known as ‘Coco’ Chanel, needs no presentation. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century and her influence extended beyond couture clothing. We share with you a perfect quote for Singular people:
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
The challenge of building a community: The Singulars
It seems like only yesterday, but more than three years have gone by since we published this blog post entitled: ‘Sharing, sharing, sharing!’. As you know, the Decimononic team focuses on the development of Singular Jewelry for Singular People, but our jewels are means to an end: reminding you that you are unique and that this is something well worth fighting.
A mission of empowerment, as we said in the blog post ‘Turn a Decimononic jewel into your totem!’…
We make jewelry for those who know that they are authentic and irreplaceable. We make jewelry for those ready to vindicate themselves and willing to feel unique. Transforming them into pure ‘social objects’, we want our jewels to become ‘awakeners’. We want them to remind you that you are special.
And you are not alone. There is a community of kindred spirits, aware of the pressing need to reclaim the singularity of every individual and with a converging aesthetic sensitivity. Decimononic wants to become a comprehensive aesthetic approach built around our 5 Commandments of Singularity, and we make our best to build and spread this universe through numerous channels.
Undoubtedly social media play an important role in this process and we are thrilled by your involvement and support. Proof of this is the reach of our activity at Pinterest, with 19 boards, 2,500+ pins and 1,001+ followers at present (aren’t you following us yet?).
We just want to thank your support and invite you to join us. Our quest for Singularity needs you!