Sorry about the sour mood from yesterday. I'm not quite over it, but I realize I'm not supposed to get so personal on this here l'il blog of mine, so let's forget I ever mentioned it, shall we?
I drowned my sorrows with a scooter ride to get a cappucino of epic proportions (and more than one of my French caramels) at a local cafe. I like to go there in the afternoon and sit outside with a book. My favorite genre is historical fiction--specifically 17th or 18th century London. Some books in that category that I enjoyed reading were The Thief Taker, Year of Wonders, Fingersmith, Slammerkin and The Dress Lodger. I just picked up Clare Clark's The Nature of Monsters and it's got me all wrapped up in the oddities of old-time apothecaries.
The premise of the book (briefly) is that a young girl gets pregnant by man of greater station than she, so she is sent away to live with the Apothecary and have her "predicament" eradicated. However, the Apothecary has other intentions for her and her unborn baby and he begins a strange regimen of examinations and experiments on her. It's a creepy story, and more than a little disturbing, but somehow still really fascinating to me.
Here are a few design ideas to bring a fresh and modern take to an apothecary-inspired studio space.
1. Image credited to Elle Decor
2. Apothecary scale, unknown
3. Russell Johnson vintage telephone
4. The Nest Store vintage library cabinet
5. Photo found on Cote de Texas blog
6. Apothecary stool, Urban Remains Chicago
7. Russell Johnson apothecary bottles