The Midnight Planétarium watch was a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch is made of 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets orbiting the sun in real time (Uranus and Neptune were left out because you probably won’t live long enough to see either one complete a full orbit).
I. Need. This.
This is unbelievably gorgeous and yet still…creepy.
[Anonymous] Three Girls, 1850s
Half-plate daguerreotype, extensively hand-colored, in a gilt-edged lacquered mat with mother-of-pearl inlay, in a half-case
this speaks to me