“Light of the Moon, Embers of the Evening” by Talon Jewelry

The Brooklyn jeweler draws upon secrets and symbolism of a foregone age

We first took note of Talon‘s mystical jewelry by way of their vintage vial amulettes back in 2010. Their newest line, called “Light of the Moon, Embers of the Evening,” once again invokes the ancient and the magical, making use of the Tudor rose, opal-studded skulls and love’s earliest means of secret transferral—engraved script. Cryptic love messages and imagery were once inscribed in baubles, trinkets …

Conventional Wisdom: 37th Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention

The third installment of Arthur Drooker's photo series on convention attendees

Photographer Arthur Drooker has already taken us on eccentric adventures within the World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships and the annual assembling of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. Drooker’s been swinging by a hand-picked selection of the convention industry’s oddest, while compiling images for his new book-in-progress Conventional Wisdom. The next stop is the Cincinnati Airport Marriott Hotel for the 37th Vent Haven Convention, which …

Little Boo Boo Bakery Marshmallows

Curiously flavored gourmet treats for all-season snacking

Started in a New York kitchen during the fall of 2012, Little Boo Boo Bakery whips up delightful, hand-cut gourmet marshmallows. All six fat-free flavors contain no preservatives, and are made in small batches using high quality corn syrup. All of these attributes are worth mentioning because they contribute to one of Little Boo Boo’s defining goals: The independence of the marshmallow. Cofounder Hannah Scarritt-Selman …