Friday, July 29, 2011

Round Up

I just have a few items this week folk.

Fine Cell Work is a UK charity that teaches embroidery to prisoners. Some of these works are incredible.

Diggin' this bicycle basket and Dalton Ghetti's sculptures.

Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 this year.

The Encyclopedia Britannica has a blog.

I heard about these $39.99 eyeglasses. I may have even blogged about them before and my own personal eye situation-prescribed glasses around the age of 8 or 9, word many different types all giving me headaches, had various contacts-wore 1 for awhile-for the past 13-15 years have worn nothing, but have distance glasses for driving.

Now I am thinking of purchasing glasses for reading (the doctor says I don't need bifocals-yet). My eyes are so watery of late and I think it's mostly from eye strain-not allergies. A co-worker had a great-looking pair of eyeglasses from the $39.99 folks. They are stylish and they look great on her face. I think I am going to have to set up an appointment and get a new prescription. My understanding is you also need your pupillary distance if you are going to purchase your glasses from the $39.99 folks.

New favorite word-pogonip: frozen fog. I think Frozen Fog should be some kind of cocktail.

These Oreo cameos are astounding-I love when people use their incredible talents for good.

Love these Crumpled City Maps.

Look at the honey from Ballard Bee Company.

Do you have a Mutt, a Heinz 57, a dog whose pedigree is a mystery only known to her/his mother and father? Register your pooch with the Mutt Census.

WOW-Jane Eyre has been in continuous print since 1847. Look at all of the various incarnations of Jane.

Luna Bazaar has such nice items. And there paper lanterns are to die for.

Have a happy weekend.

I love the stark beauty of this photograph.

"The question is not what you look at, but what you see." Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Round Up

I just have a few items this week. I am suffering from heat-induced ennui.

Anthropologie Bookbinder Heels.

There's something about a walled city. I would love to visit all of them, but thus far, I have only been to Quebec City many years ago. I think that is some place A. and I will have to go. I think it's fun to go somewhere with your sweetie that one of you has visited previously.

The charming blog, 500 Pieces of Advice for my Baby Daughter, has been published as a very charming book. Full of loads of thoughtful and sometimes humorous advice for everyone.

Hmmm....Books about journalistic scandals.

Creativity abounds at Kickstarter.

It's easy-Get Swabbed-SAVE A LIFE.

Yes, you can mail a frisbee. I decorated a pink frisbee in the most girly way possible, with loads of stickers, and sent it to my niece. I don't know who got more of a kick out of it-her or me. Also, here.

Printable tatoo paper. I hope I can control myself. Also, Tattly-designer temporary tats.

Top ten books written by a librarian.

What could be more romantic, floating around on a barge bringing books to folks.

The African American Civil War Museum has a new home-1925 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

I confess. I have always had a penchant for globes. And some of the beauties at the Omniterrum are incredible.

I have become addicted to Aerial America on the Smithsonian Channel HD. I become totally mesmerized by the gorgeous cinematography and the beauty of this country. So far I've seen Maine (3 times), Oregon (twice) and Vermont.

Another addiction of the cloth variety-Tekla dishtowels from Ikea.

That's all for this week. Have a good weekend. And if you are fortunate to live in a cool setting-I'M SO JEALOUS. 72 DAYS UNTIL OCTOBER.

"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure, you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes." William Gibson

Friday, July 08, 2011

Round Up

The 2011 Library Blog Award winners have been announced.

Fun-Literary Karaoke.

Wonderful story behind Bead for Life.

If you read this blog then you have read my laments about my talent for making awful pie crust. I go through periods when I end up reading a lot about pies and great pie makers. I stumbled upon a woman who lives in the American Gothic house and has the Pitchfork Pie Stand. Another great story. Here's her blog.

Charles Darwin's personal library is now public via the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

The National Book Festival is now 2 days, September 24 and 25, 2011.

I love the name of this company-Mole Hollow Candles.

A New York Times candle that, you guessed it, smells like newsprint-Hmm........

Paddywax Library Diffusers-I like this name too.

I was looking for lint filter for my clothes dryer and I found it at Repair Clinic.

Maggie Weldon coped with her troubled family life by becoming an expert crocheter. Now she is using her gorgeous crochet patterns and adapted them for pottery-Lace Pottery.


The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is celebrating its centennial.

Google-A-Day-see if you can answer the daily query.

Behind the Scenes-Looking Fabulous in Fur-IMHO the only creatures who should ever wear fur.

2 Books that have sparked an interest: The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and a Half a Million Bees Help Feed America (HarperCollins) by Hannah Nordhaus and Better than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Walloping Fresh Superlatives (Viva Editions) by Arthur Plotnik.

Literary homes.

Hope the rumors are true-Adios to the Oxford comma.

Great news-The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been saved from enormous budget cuts.

That's all for this week folks. Have a nice weekend.

"Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet." Bob Marley