Edge Reps: Ditte Isager
I love that feeling you get when you don’t remember that you’re reading. When you’re so captured by a book that you forget you’re reading the words. All you see is the descriptions and conversations that being to play out like a movie in your head. You don’t even think about it. Then before you know it, you’ve read 100 pages without realizing it. That’s probably the best feeling in the world.
The Pipe of the Voyageurs is a pipe designed for wilderness exploration. The inspiration for the design comes from the Voyageurs, who were those engaged in hauling furs in the Canadian wild during the fur trade era.
Learn more about the Voyageurs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyageurs
From the article Through the Lens of History: French: The working language in the West, by Jean Delisle
"The voyageurs paddled 15 to 18 hours a day while remaining in good spirits. Every four or five kilometres, they took a break to relax and smoke a pipe. The distance covered between stops ended up being called a pipe. Incidentally, voyageurs always had a pipe with them and are generally depicted with one.”
In the style of the pipes most often painted into the mouths of the Voyageurs, this design is mean’t to be small, durable, and lightweight, perfect for fitting into a hiking pack or inside pocket.
The bowl is made from African blackwood, which shares the same durability and moisture resistant qualities of the bamboo stem. The custom pouch is made from reclaimed leather.
This prototype will be refined into a piece that will soon be up for sale, stay tuned for updates.
Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages who were given the task of tending to people infected with the plague. In most cases, they were either second rate or under-trained physicians, incapable of maintaining their own practice. Many were not doctors at all, but people of various other employments paid by towns to cater to the sick.
Plague doctors were employed in various methods whenever plague set in. The earliest documentation of these individuals being hired go as far back as the mid 500s AD. The plague doctor image that we as a general public are familiar with was not seen until the 1600s. It was then that the “traditional” plague doctor costume was created. The costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air. The masks had a long cone shaped structure at the nose, to be filled with scents that would protect the doctor from the bad air.
Because of the nature of their work, plague doctors often became victims of the plague themselves, or were quarantined for the protection of the public.
This shall forever be known as my favourite post.
My mum used to get this train everyday to school and back, Corfe Castle peaking through. Such a beautiful journey.
Boat House Interior
Jacques Yves Cousteau smoking a pipe.
- the Huntsman