Welcome to the whimsical world of furniture designer Judson Beaumont (born in Saskatchewan, Canada 1960). He studies art at Capilano College and completing studies at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1985. In the same year founded Straight Line Designs Inc, creating one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and commissions.
My rule is: if you can draw and design it, you can build it. I love it when someone tells me that, ‘You cannot build that’ or ‘No one would want that’. These words only encourage me more.
With a passion for “something different”, Judson is always searching for new ways to make people question the objects around them. Check out some of his coolest creations over the years. Photos: Courtesy of Straight Line Designs.
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Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The photographs were considered a keepsake to remember the dead. Child mortality was high during the Victorian era. For many children even a common sickness could be fatal. When a child or other family member died, families would often have a photograph taken before burial. Many times it was the first and last photograph they would ever possess of their loved one. Many postmortem photographs were close-ups of the face or shots of the full body. The deceased were usually depicted to appear as if they were in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more life-like. Children were often shown on a couch or in a crib, often posed with a favorite toy. It was not uncommon to photograph very young children with a family member, most frequently the mother. Adults were more commonly posed in chairs or even propped up on something.