There's always been something about Burl Ives' speaking voice and singing voice (they are basically the same) that makes me feel like someone has thrown a nice, warm blanket over me. I was curious about his name, and I found out that his full name was Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives.
Sit back, listen to some carols and enjoy the fire.
The Great Sandwich Debate-Rectangles vs. Triangles.
Sad to hear that the artist Jeanne-Claude passed away at the age of 74. Jeanne-Claude was the collaborator with her husband Christo on numerous, massive envrionmental outdoor art displays such as The Gates that was in Central Park.
Nice library blog-Musty Moments.
Oh, how I would love to work in this Bristol, England library. I think I would have to commute in a horse-drawn carriage Everything, and then some, that you wanted to know about bookmarks.
If you are in New York City you might want to visit the Morgan Library and Museum and see Charles Dickens original manuscript of A Chrismas Carol. The manuscript goes on display every holiday season. Just one page has been displayed each season. However, this year the museum agreed to let the New York Times photograph and display the entire manuscript online. A very nice holiday treat if you ask me.
I think I may have posted this before, but it is so good it is worth two mentions: 92 historical interviews you can watch on YouTube.
Owl Square Press has literary posters for the bibliophile in your life.
Extensive site on Robert Louis Stevenson.
Waldo Hunt, King of the Pop-Up book passed away. He was 88.
The New York Public Library has a new logo. What do you think?
I posted about Avery Clayton and his mother's legacy on this blog before. Now Mr. Clayton has passed away suddenly. I was pleased to see that he had found a home his mother's collection and was attempting to have it cataloged.
Very cool bookstore.
Norman Rockwell's photographic eye.
This snowy village cakelet pan is calling me.
David Bowie's charming response to the writer of his first fan letter from America.
Have a nice weekend.
"Every year, just when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa feels a tingling in this whiskers." Then he knows that the Christmas magic will soon be here." excerpted from Lauren Thompson's The Christmas Magic