"If we as a society cannot stomach the splatter from an execution carried out by a firing squad, then we shouldn’t be carrying out executions at all."

zerostatereflex:

saVer-animaciones

Objects ground out of existence.

madonnaliberaprofessionista:

peashooter85:

Executed Today, July 28th, 1794,

One of the famous main players of the French Revolution and member of the Committee of Public Safety, Maximilian Robespierre’s downfall was quick and unexpected.  On the morning of July 27th he was one of the most powerful men in France.  By afternoon he was in chains and condemned to death.  He was executed by guillotine on July 28th, 1794.

Sic transit gloria mundi.

bookpatrol:

For Members Only: Library debuts in London

The latest foray in London’s busy members only club scene is Library, a book-centered destination with all the usual amenities plus a whole lot more.

It also offers a  boutique hotel on the premises and ”The Kitchen” which will feature rotating menus influenced by the latest cookbooks and will even have the author/chef  occasionally come in and cook. Then there is “Room Seven” with its floor to ceiling bookshelves which will showcase a collection of reading material chosen by select current authors. 

Forbes recently spoke with Ronald Ndoro, the man behind the concept who says one of the main draws of Library will be “the impressive roster of events lined up for members including book readings, live music and literary seminars. Art consultants Tani Burns and Andrew Hancock will curate a revolving series of exhibitions and 19 Greek Street, the design agency who oversaw the interiors of the club, will host dinners for the design community.”

And on what makes the Library different he says, “Obviously the fact that we double as a boutique hotel helps us to stand out. And of course our extensive collection of books. Members can come to read, to work, for a massage, for the gym, for a meal or to sleep!”