Friday, June 03, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron

A few images from Amy Sedaris' apartment.

Jewelry and such made from coinage.

Where are you on the Geek Zodiac?

Books with numbers in their titles.

Pure Joy
5 museums that are devoted to food.

2 books that have sparked an interest: Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms (HarperCollins) by Carmela Ciuraru and Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading (HarperCollins) by Nina Sankovich.

I love this spider web gate. And this one, and this one, but especially this one.

I can always seem to find something interesting at Uncommon Goods. This week I am in love with these pillows.

It's the 50th anniversary of the publication of the wondrous The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Michael Chabon has writted a wonderful introduction to the anniversary edition available from the New York Review of Books. If you have never inhabited the world of Milo and Tock-well you must. It's never too late. And Random House I am scolding you for not having a proper image of this classic on your site.

The best tactile books.

A very clever website devoted to Eleanor Roosevelt-Dear Eleanor Please Tell Me More.

If you haven't read the book How the States Got Their Shape (Smithsonian Institution Press-the Press' website is down-I don't like linking to Amazon unless forced) by Mark Stein; then see the documentary/program. It's on the History Channel, which I am still boycotting because of their lack of female narrators, but I stumbled upon this documentary by accident, and I read the book so I sorta, kinda had to watch it.

And Mark Stein has also penned How the States Got Their Shape Too: The People Behind the Borderlines (Smithsonian Institution Press).

Having problems trying to pronounce names of scotch? Not anymore. (be prepared to turn up your volume to hear the pronunciations, but turn it down for the many advertisements)

Eddie and Sylvia Brown-Marylanders of the Year.

It is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) 175th birthday (I would, love to work there). Also, the New York Public Library (NYPL) turned 100 on May 23, 2011.

Paper artist Yulia Brodskaya's works are so intricate-amazing.

Ulysses meets Twitter-Bloomsday, June 16, 2011.

That's all for this week. Have a Happy Weekend.

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly." - Siddhārtha Gautama

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