Welcome Makers, Menders, and Constituents of Style.
The world has not been a dull place this week, has it?
We've been hearing a bit about the safety pin since the UK Brexit and were somewhat comforted
to see it pop up stateside.
Briefly, the safety pin is an easily acquired accessory to subtly signify yourself as a safe ally to minorities who may find themselves the target of hate crimes.
Read more about it here
& also this counterpoint:
Dear White People, Your Safety Pins Are Embarrassing.
All this talk of safety pins, has us rather curious about
the humble, yet useful notion.
Compiled this week for you dear readership, a very short treasury of safety pin history and use.
First up, A Visual History of the Safety Pin
from the folks at The Museum of Everyday Life.
Learn about it's use and development throughout time and place. From ancient Rome to 1970's punk rock, it's got quite a legacy.
Also, you should definitely see this. Read more here.
Alas and alack. We are out of time.
See you next week and in the meantime,
you know where to find us.
This here is a celebration at the intersection of