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Sheep’s heart, stuck with nails and pins
via Orion the Coffeemaker (kcw)
criminalwisdom: Witch Crafts
“Sheep’s heart, stuck with nails and pins. Said to have been used to break a spell cast by a witch over a farmer’s cattle.”
~ Miracles & Charms
(Source: Nerdcore)

January 23rd, 2012
nails 
january 2012 by asfaltics
Man shoots nail into brain without noticing
BBC News, 20 January 2012
A suburban Chicago man accidentally shot a 3.25in (8.25cm) nail into his skull but is recovering after doctors successfully removed it from the centre of his brain. // Dante Autullo, 34, was in his workshop when a nail gun recoiled near his head. // But he had no idea the nail had entered his brain until the next day, when he began feeling nauseous. // Doctors told Mr Autullo that the nail came within millimetres of the area used for motor function. // His fiancee, Gail Glaenzer, told the Associated Press on Friday that he was in good spirits after the two-hour surgery to remove the nail at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois....
nails 
january 2012 by asfaltics
"…as if the illustration didn't countersink the nail."
Stephen J. Gertz, "A Notorious Book Condemned by the United States Congress," Booktryst, 30 August 2011 ¶ "A look at the imprint's endpapers tells quite a tale. It's the story of 'sophisticate,' here a code-word for 'adult content,' as if the illustration didn't countersink the nail. 'Arco Sophisticates' set sophistication back a century but made up for it with some of the wildest, most lurid pulp fiction in hardcover you'll ever come across."
nails  nice.expression 
september 2011 by asfaltics
All-American, Floor to Roof? Not So Simple
Kirk Johnson, NY Times, 5 September 2011 ¶ "Anders Lewendal wants to use only American-made components in the house he is building in Bozeman, Mont." ¶ hard to achieve, 100%. but complements nascent trend in Japan to source domestic (Japanese) lumber, for housing (engineered wood).
nails  hardware  construction  buy.local 
september 2011 by asfaltics
…and then I heard a loud bang and when I turned back he was gone!
off the mark, by Mark Parisi, evidently 1987-01-01. two nails talking with each other; disk on board next to them (nailhead, all that's visible) ¶ have seen another version of this on a t-shirt ad, via googe image search.
nails  mark.parisi 
july 2011 by asfaltics
Victor J. Banis review of Neil Plakcy, The Outhouse Gang (2010)
"Here… he tells you much about the marriage of the hardware store owner by saying little: 'During the day he wore a canvas apron over his plaid shirt and jeans. Stray nails, twist-ties, plastic bags, washers and odd pieces of paper always ended up in the pockets of his apron. He’d take it off at the end of the day, puzzled by how much he had accumulated. It was like that with his marriage, too.'"
hardware.lit  nails 
june 2011 by asfaltics
Gavin Turk's "giant rusty nail in the centre of the City of London"
"'…pins the bottom of the building down to the pavement,' he says, and makes a jokey contrast with the hi-tech Jean Nouvel architecture it is hammered into. // What will he feel if his nail simply becomes a local landmark and people meet there, without knowing who made it? 'I'd be quite happy with that.'" ¶ Jonathan Jones, Guardian, 1 May 2011
hardware.art  nails  gavin.turk 
may 2011 by asfaltics
nail house
Chinese term for homes of stubbornites who refuse to sell/make way for development. These are nails that can't be hammered down.
nails 
april 2011 by asfaltics
"'I don't want to sell nails,' he sobbed."
"One hundred thirty-nine years ago, my great-grandfather Bernard Vonnegut, fifteen years old, described as less physically robust than his two older brothers, probably asthmatic, started crying while doing inventory at the family hardware store. When his parents asked what was wrong, he said he didn't know but he thought he wanted to be an artist. ¶ 'I don't want to sell nails,' he sobbed."

"When I worked on the Harvard Medical School admissions committee, artistic achievements were referred to as "extras." The arts are not extra. ¶ If my great-grandfather Bernard Vonnegut hadn't started crying while doing inventory at Vonnegut Hardware and hadn't told his parents that he wanted to be an artist instead of selling nails and if his parents hadn't figured out how to help him make that happen, there are many buildings in and around Indianapolis that wouldn't have gotten built."

ex Mark Vonnegut, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness, Only More So: A Memoir (2010), NPR.
hardware.lit  kurt.vonnegut  mark.vonnegut  nails 
march 2011 by asfaltics
Braque's Nail
Braque's Nail
Work Type: print
Creator: Oldenburg, Claes, born 1929, American
Date: 1980
Topics: Prints
nails  claes.oldenburg 
january 2011 by asfaltics
Nail / HUAM192245
irregular: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Nationality/Culture: Unidentified culture
Credit Line: Harvard Art Museum/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University; deposited by Professor J. M. Paton
Item Identifier: Object Number: 1977.216.2123.309
nails 
january 2011 by asfaltics
北京艺术家10万枚钉子创作"钉子户"作品-这个网
"Beijing 100000 nail artists created 'nail house' works"
nails 
january 2011 by asfaltics
艺术家用10万枚钉子创作出作品《钉子户》_高清图集_新浪网
thanks to Sara Scharf ¶ "January 24, Beijing 798 Art District, the artist Zhang Zhaohui are adjusting their work, "nail house. " Zhaohui in 3 months time will be spent 100,000 nails work "nail house" made ​​of "nail house" by a male and a female graphic graphic, forming the body they are nailed to the integration Board of nails. China news agency reporter Liao Panshe"
nails 
january 2011 by asfaltics
Günther Uecker (video 2010)
"Galerie Schwarzer celebrates the 80th birthday of the German artist Günther Uecker with a special presentation at his booth at Art Cologne 2010. One of the highlights is a self-portrait of the artist, who became famous for using nails in his art." ¶ Dailymotion - Art Cologne 2010 Highlights / Part 2
güenther.uecker  nails 
january 2011 by asfaltics
Günther Uecker
Kiss the nail on the head — Synaptic Stimuli ¶ Uecker (born 1930) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BCnther_Uecker
günther.uecker  nails  via:britta 
january 2011 by asfaltics
Metropolis, by David Partridge
interesting inclusion in Heliopoli (a city of the future built in the past) ; see (lovely) comments
nails  naillies  david.partridge  heliopoli  adam.corbin.fusco 
january 2011 by asfaltics
'Naillies' sculptor David Gerry Partridge dead at 87
"I was fascinated by the irregular surfaces of deep-etched copper and zinc plates, irrespective of their purpose in printing. They became low-relief sculptures, which seemed to my ex-pilot's eyes like aerial views of topography.… Somehow a nice 2 ft. x 3 ft. piece of plywood was left over from a project. Nails were at hand and a hammer! I descended to the basement and made my first nail sculpture." ¶ CBC News, 13 December 2006
nails  david.partridge 
january 2011 by asfaltics
He never left a hammer mark in the wood.
ex Richard Marius, After the War (1992) ¶ read this, and An Affair of Honor (2001) as an indirect result of encountering hardware stores in the texts… ¶ same book: "You can feel the nails my daddy drove, run your fingers over the nail head, and you won't feel any dents in the wood. His nail heads are flush with the surface of the wood. He had a delicate stroke…" (pp126-27)
nails  richard.marius 
january 2011 by asfaltics
Sculptor David Partridge (1919-2006)
Globe and Mail, 16 December 2006 ¶ "Besides the visual, tactile and auditory sensations of the works, Mr. Urquhart was really impressed by 'the virtuosity of his hammering.' By that, he meant Mr. Partridge's workmanship in getting the nails in straight and figuring out how deep to hammer them." ¶ and this : "'He is curiously not well known,' said artist Ron Bloore, who had known Mr. Partridge as an artist and a friend since the late 1950s. 'That guy had a real collection of weird wild nails.' The works, especially the later ones, sometimes got to be quasi-religious or spiritual, he said, because they explored 'a visionary experience'.… His favourite toy as a child was a hammer, which he used to drag around with him and hit things — although not always from a creative impulse. One of his grandfathers was a roofer, and the other was an undertaker,"
nails  david.partridge 
january 2011 by asfaltics
David Partridge, 87: Sculptor
"Later, living in England in the early 1960s, he created about 400 naillies. 'Back then I was forever lifting 60-pound boxes of nails up and down stairs to my studio,' he told the Star in 2003." ¶ Tamara Cherry, (Toronto) Star, December 18, 2006
nails  nailies  david.partridge 
january 2011 by asfaltics
David Partridge's Metropolis (sculptural mural, 1974)
"…located along the east wall inside the main doors of City Hall [Toronto]. Toronto artist David Partridge regards his sculpture as a symbolic interpretation of a great metropolis, but not of any city in particular. Metropolis was created from more than 100,000 common nails. The mural is made up of nine panels each weighing at least 180 kilograms. The centre core is a circle of massed copper nails which indicate the heart of the city. In concentric circles, the central panel grows like treed ravines that enclose the city’s heart. The widened circles are bisected by grids that reflect the suburban regions and beyond."
nails  david.partridge 
january 2011 by asfaltics
Jared Watler, 4, practices pounding a nail at the new science center
accompanies this story : Scott Glover, "Nonprofit aims to engage children with science / Iridescent, a science and discovery center near downtown Los Angeles, is staffed by volunteers, mostly USC engineering students." LA Times, 17 October 2010
nails  science.edu 
october 2010 by asfaltics
the introduction of the cut nails began to cut me off from earning a living by my hammer
"A short time before my second marriage, which took place within the twelve months after the death of my sanctified Rebecca, the introduction of the cut nails began to cut me off from earning a living by my hammer, and the business of my hardware store being of itself insufficient for the maintenance of a family, I bethought me of invading the borders of the grocery line…" ¶ John Galt, Lawrie Todd, or, The Settlers in the Woods (revised, corrected &c., &c., London, 1849)
hardware  john_galt  nails  hardware.lit 
may 2010 by asfaltics
…fragile charcoal nails…
Maeve Rendle, Unframe. at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. "However only the intended position of each letter on the wall is visible, marked by two nails upon which the frame would hang. Hanging the frames is made deliberately impossible by using fragile charcoal nails "
nails  maeve.rendle 
may 2010 by asfaltics
…the clumsy process then adopted for dividing the rods of iron in the manufacture of nails.
on Richard Foley, Nail-Maker and peer, ex Samuel Smiles: Self-help: with illustrations of character and conduct (Boston, 1866) ¶ much on reading, and also this: "Robert Nicoll wrote to a friend, after reading the Recollections of Coleridge, 'What a mighty intellect was lost in that man for want of a little energy—a little determination.'" (p293)
conduct.of.life  IR  SamuelSmiles  nails 
may 2010 by asfaltics
"…one of them, after resisting all other temptations, 'was at length ensnared by the charms of a basket of nails.'"
ex Samuel Smiles : Industrial biography: iron-workers and tool-makers (Boston, 1864), in chapter "Iron and Civilization," referring to an account by Captain Cook…
tools  conduct.of.life  SamuelSmiles  IR  nails 
may 2010 by asfaltics
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Hilton Calcite Mine, Cement block
nice image, courtesy darthjenni, who loves Southern California's desert outback
nails  deserts  anza.borrego 
april 2010 by asfaltics
Designation des différents clous utilisés dans la cordonnerie a Paris.
pp 402-403, R.A. Reiss, Manuel de Police Scientifique (Technique), vol 1 (1911) ¶ forensic images of nails (horseshoe nails)
nails 
february 2010 by asfaltics
cut nails
from "builders hardware" chapter, International Library of Technology (Scranton, 1909)
nails  hardware 
february 2010 by asfaltics
wire nails
from "builders hardware" chapter, International Library of Technology (Scranton, 1909)
hardware  nails 
february 2010 by asfaltics
"Man dies after eating nails"
"Cab driver wanted to put some iron in his diet..." Weekly World News, 27 March 1990
hardware  nails  wwn 
january 2010 by asfaltics
Man Ray, Cadeau (1921)
iron and nails : a flat-iron to whose plate are welded/affixed a row of nails.
nails 
october 2009 by asfaltics
nails in love
category : metal nails in art – Wikimedia Commons
nails 
october 2009 by asfaltics
Jennifer Maestre, (nail) sculpture
"…I was constrained a bit with the nails, because I couldn’t get all the turns and twists I wanted. I loved the textures and the contrast between the industrial qualities of the nails and the organic forms of the sculptures, but I wanted more complex forms."
form  nails  via:victoreremita 
october 2009 by asfaltics
Maya Lin : pin river
a view of the Hudson (not the Columbia?), courtesy vergenceranges photostream ¶ naturally, http://www.mayalin.com/ is a beautiful presentation
maya.lin  nails  water 
october 2009 by asfaltics
"the winding of the thread or yarn amongst the nails has doubtless its especial meaning"
this being a continuation of a discussion on the preceding page of "an ordinary Neapolitan green lemon, into which twenty-four clout-headed nails and half a dozen wire nails are stuck, the nails being secured by a string twisted round their head…", in Frederick Thomas Elworthy, The Evil Eye : An account of this ancient & widespread superstition (London 1895)
nails 
september 2009 by asfaltics
Fig. 25. – Dating nail used on French Eastern Railway.
ex Hermann von Schrenk, "Decay of Timber and Methods of Preventing It," U.S.D.A. Bureau of Plant Industry—Bulletin No. 14. (1902) ¶ see also tabular format record slip, preceding page, and tables and drawn and photographic exhibits throughout.
hardware  nails  tables  visualization 
september 2009 by asfaltics
marking nail, square tie marking nail
in advertisement American Steel & Wire Co., Maker of Nails, Spikes, Tacks, in The Iron Age 83:9 (March 4, 1909) : p116 ¶ comment : the advertisements – page after page – of beautifully engineered tools, machinery, &c., say much about the country's underlying might.
nails  hardware 
september 2009 by asfaltics
a human hardware store
foreign bodies in the stomach, listed pp 368-69 in Robert Coleman Kemp, Diseases of the Stomach, Intestines, and Pancreas (Third Edition, revised, 1917)
hardware  nails  assemblage 
september 2009 by asfaltics
Experiments on the Adhesion of Iron Spikes of various forms, when driven into different species of Timber
by Walter R. Johnson, in The American Journal of Science and Arts 32 (July 1837) : 34-45 ¶ includes four analytical tables
nails  tables  information_design 
september 2009 by asfaltics
use and specifications for dating nails
ex Manual of the American Railway Engineering Association (1911) edition ¶ "The nail shall be made of iron and steel, galvanized with a coating of zinc… with head 5/8-in. in diameter, having tamped therein two figures designating the year; the figures to be 3/8-in. in length and depressed into the head 1/16-in…"
nails 
september 2009 by asfaltics
dating and marking nails
ex William P. Vogel, Jr. "Think You Know Nails? It takes 1,200 kinds for the many uses of nails; here's how they are made." in Popular Science (December 1967) : 138ff
nails 
september 2009 by asfaltics
A nail, to hang his thoughts on.
ex The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert : A Selection. Translated by Paul Auster (1983, 2005). Joubert (1754-1824) scribbled and aphorised much, published nothing.
nails  joseph_joubert 
september 2009 by asfaltics
"That's just the clapboard…
The nails are in my head…" ex Samantha Hunt, The Invention of Everything Else (2008) p242
nails  samantha.hunt  tesla 
september 2009 by asfaltics

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