Vanessa Nirode

Vanessa is a writer, cyclist, and traveler based in New York City. In her spare time she works as a tailor and pattern maker for film and television. You can follow her on instagram at https://instagram.com/nirodev/

How to Become a Weaver: A Modern Guide to an Old-Timey Trade

Patrick Kline runs Family Heirloom Weavers in Pennsylvania, where he’s been weaving cool stuff for 31 years, following in his father’s footsteps, on old, outdated equipment. The company weaves tapestries, linens, rugs, throws, and curtains. Family Heirloom Weavers is a niche market catering to people who decorate their homes in the colonial style. Patrick once …

11 Bizarre Inventions of the 19th Century You’ve Never Heard Of

The 19th Century and Victorian Age (1837-1901) was a period of great technological advancement in transportation, communication, and many other aspects of life. People were inventing things all over the place. Electric light bulbs, motion picture cameras, radios, gramophones, typewriters, roller skates – all date from the 19th century. There were, though, some inventions that …