Friday, August 04, 2006

Friday Round Up

I'm BACK!!!!

Well, Archie McPhee has done it again. Look at this cool action figure.

Michael Wolf is an amazing photographer and he has come up with an ingenious project. One Hundred Slices of Life is photographs of a public housing estate in Hong Kong that has 100 rooms that are 100 square feet. Mr. Wolf has photographed each room and its occupant. I found some of this a bit heart-breaking, but it's such an eye-opener. I have always had a problem with folks and their conspicuous consumption, their McMansions, Hummers, etc. Seeing how these people are living is very humbling indeed.

Are you a pet lover? If you are you might want to set your radio dial to Dog-Cat Radio.

There are people that recycle and there are people who use recyclables to create beautiful items. Holly Anne Mitchell is one of these people. Look at her beautiful and unique jewelry. I will never look at barcodes the same again.

I was thrilled (and a bit apprehensive) to learn that my favorite childhood book The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge is being made into a movie.

Sunshine Farm and Gardens is having a name that hellebore contest. Just fill out the very convenient form, create a name for that particular hellebore and if your name is chosen they will send you a free 4 inch pot of that plant. Fun.

I have always been interested and yes, fascinated by groups of people who choose to live differently than the majority. Shakers, Hutterites, communers, etc., have always held a lot of interest for me. Learning about the Amish and Mennonites has always been a huge interest of mine. I was surprised and charmed to find this tutorial on the internet.

Does your little girl fancy herself the next Janis Joplin? Does she even know who Janis Joplin was? Anywho-if she does want to be a rock and roller you might want to send her to Rock & Roll Camp. Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in particular.

Have a great, hopefully cooler weekend.

"O for a lodge in a garden of cucumbers! O for an iceberg or two at control! O for a vale that at midday the dew cumbers! O for a pleasure trip up to the pole!" Rossiter Johnson
Source: Ninety-Nine in the Shade


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The Laundress said...

Welcome back Ms. Libby,

Wow, you did it again, great links. I am so glad to have found you. Your links are WAY better than Marilaine Block's -- for me. Too funny, how I almost always connect with yours.

eg Lunch Lady action figure -- I had a very avant garde artiste high school pal who ended up becoming a lunch room lady at our former high school, when we were in our mid-twenties. She was so mournfully proud, told me she wore the hair net, the gloves, the apron, the whole ensemble. Spent her evenings watching porn alone. Then married the world's nicest person and became a musician. Haven't seen her since.

The stunning jewelry created from empty Equal packets and bits of the Wall Street Journal blew me away. I want one of those comic strip bracelets rather badly!

Also longing to be in a simpler and less consumer lifestyle (so maybe better repress my longing for the bracelet?). Shepherd's Hill link was fun too.

Well, anyhow, thanks for another great post!

Yours truly, b.