Monday, November 14, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Joe Frazier-I'm not a boxing fan, but Joe Frazier was more than just a boxer.

R.I.P. Dwight Arrington (Heavy D) Myers-I have had an old girl crush on Heavy D for years.
So sad to hear about his passing.

If you love architecture visit Archiplanet. It's one of those sites where you visit to look at one thing and one thing leads to another and another.......

Do nothing for 2 minutes-I double-dog dare you!!!!

Some books that sparked an interest: Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children) by Melissa Sweet, The Conductor (Chronicle Books)by Laetitia Devernay, a gorgeous wordless books for folks of all ages and From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association (Princeton Architectural Press)by Kris Harzinski.

Just in case you have never heard of the Hand Drawn Map Association.

The "best of" lists are starting to appear-the 10 best illustrated books of 2011.

20 yummy fall pastas.

There's downsizing and then there's downsizing-the Tiny House Blog.

The UK Web Archive is a wonderful treasure trove based in the British Library. I can't wait to spend some time (probably too much time) exploring.

I came across the term "stampede strings" in a book I was reading. I had an idea of what they were, but I wanted to be sure. I guess we non-cowgirl/cowboy types would call them a chin strap on a hat.

I am incredibly humbled and awed by people's creativity and artistry. Aimee Baldwin the Vegan Taxidermist is amazing.

I love these Eames house numbers.

Don't get me wrong. I am very loyal to a Mason Jar We canned when I was growing up and I can still close my eyes and be transported to my childhood kitchen and the way it smelled when we were canning bushels of tomatoes from the garden. Of listening for that "ping" sound of the Mason Jar lids to know that all was well. With that being said I have developed a huge kitchen crush on these Weck Jars.

Mummy Mike-the ultimate rubber band holder.

That's all for this week. Have a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." ~Native American Saying

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