Online shop Retro/Steampunk — Private Gallery Napier

At last…. we opened the third online shop. Next to the 2 existing (photography/down-to-earth-jewellery. The new one highlights the Retro/Steampunk jewellery for which there is a growing interest amongst Tattoo Studios and Steampunk shops in South Africa and abroad. Here a few examples of what you can find there:

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The ‘Retro Line’

Private Gallery Napier

Besides the ‘Down-to-Earth’ range Yvonne de Wit also designs and created the ‘Retro Line’; re-using old plumbing material combined with other recyclable metals from diverse scrapyards. There is a growing interest in this jewellery range from tattoo and steampunk outlets within South Africa and abroad. Soon we will add an ‘Online Shop Retro‘ within this website. Have a preview:

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Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns Of Agnieszka Osipa

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 Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns of Agnieszka Osipa

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Poland based costume designer Agnieszka Osipa creates a wardrobe for another world. Another time. Her creations turn modern women into mythic royalty — protectors of ancient lands.

She graduated from the Lodz Academy of Fine Arts, with diploma in fashion design.

Agnieszka Osipa rents out her costumes and also takes commissions — if ever you were in the market for a truly breathtaking, spellbound dress or crown for an occasion demanding nothing less than ethereal perfection, this should be your first stop.

Osipa draws inspiration from painting and folklore. As a girl, she was fascinated by folklore and felt inspired by Eastern European traditions. This surreal mythology has helped form her artistic style.

Polish designer Agnieszka Osipa’s creations feel like home to me, embodying a sort of feral holiness I associate with Slavic folklore…

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Go treasure hunting at Msikaba

Africa far and wide

In the blackness of the hull, over 300 slaves cling to each other in fear as the old Portuguese cargo ship seems to climb and fall off mountains of water. Above, the passengers hide helplessly in their leaky compartment, mothers urging their terrified children not to worry, while praying their last prayer. The crew, malnourished and weak, fight the wind with their sails, still dreaming of a homecoming. But in a moment of devastating clarity, the nose of the ship points towards the lit sky, then back down and towards a mass of rocky land.

Msikaba fisherman

Eastern Cape Birdlife

A small island off Msikaba, only accessible during low tide, is the final resting place of the Sao Bento sailing ship, sunk 463 years ago in April 1554. That night, around 322 survivors clambered upon the battered shore, sinking their hands into the sand of a foreign and wild land. A few days later, they…

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One Page: An Anti-Fascist Hero You Probably Don’t Know

A good read. Thank you Patti

P.A. Moed

Most people walk by the plaque on the corner of 5th Avenue and 15th Street in New York City without noticing it.  Even if they stopped to read it, they most likely would not know that it commemorates a historical event which rocked New York City in 1943.

At 9:40 p.m. on Monday, January 11th, someone fired a bullet into the back of Carlo Tresca’s head, killing him instantly.

Carlo knew a bullet would find him soon enough.  He was a realist who knew his luck would evaporate someday.  He had escaped several assassination attempts and still he had not backed down from the fight.  His enemies were powerful and dangerous–Communists, Stalinists, and fascists from around the globe.  He even joked about his death to the distress of his friends, united by their fierce loyalty and devotion to him and the anti-fascist cause.

A Hero Nobody Remembers

Carlo Tresca with…

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