by alyssapelish

The folks at Queen Mob’s Tea House asked me to write about … my bed. So I took a moment to explain what I call “the triclinium.”

I first encountered a description of the triclinium at an exhibition of the ruins of Pompeii. A bed in Roman times, the wall text informed me, was also used as a triclinium for eating, reading, writing, and even for receiving guests. It was one of the most important pieces of furniture in the household.


And now a picture of my bed is on the internets.