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This week on the Wide World of Web: Yeah, pretty much everyone I know (or would care to know) would love a secret passage bookshelf. I am not usually all that excited about end of the year lists, but this one: 50 Wonderful Things From the Year in Pop Culture, is indeed wonderful. This interview … Continue reading »

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5,000 Plates

My favorite part of “The Holiday Season” is sharing food with people you don’t get to see very often. Extended family, your downstairs neighbors, those people who work in the next office… During December our inhibitions are lowered enough that anyone is up for a Christmas cookie or a leftover turkey sandwich… With all those … Continue reading »

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Morning Glory

So this looks pretty awesome. It’s a lighting fixture that looks like the love child of a gramophone and a jungle vine. Designer Aviad Petel designed it specifically for a boutique hotel in Tel Aviv. It provides light for the staircase as well as the landings and is over 12 meters tall. I love how … Continue reading »

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Pulsing, Breathing Light

I keep thinking that if this were flipped the other way around it would be an awesome Christmas tree.     I could watch them open and close all day. This is the work of South Korean artist U-Ram Choe. All images from U-Ram Choe’s website  

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The Experience of Movement

My cousin had a trampoline when I was a kid, and I loved jumping for hours and hours. I could never do a full flip, but he could – and did, frequently. My family lived in a town about 4 hours away from my cousin’s family, so jumping on the tramp was a holiday activity. … Continue reading »

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Wide World of Web

This week on the Wide World of Web: for the discerning male Man of the World a fairy-tale bridge This cool company makes shoes from upcycled plastic bags The People’s Movement Antonia is blogging again! and the people rejoiced! Folded paper illustrations Movie star by day, Nazi-fighter by night Traveling to┬áPeru with four kids under … Continue reading »

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Stitching Lines

In the many hundreds (thousands??) of hours that I have spent in front of a sewing machine I have always been trying to make bits of fabric stick together. Sometimes the fabric is in a crazy configuration, sometimes it is just a hem. Most of the time, the fewer stitches, the better. Perhaps I could … Continue reading »

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Half the Air in Cleveland

So this looks like lots of fun: Work No. 965. Half the Air in a Given Space by Martin Creed at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is pretty much what it sounds like. The room is halfway filled with bright purple balloons and visitors are encouraged to walk around inside the room and “swim” … Continue reading »

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Wide World of Web

This week on the Wide World of Web: London’s Hidden Architecture A community creation BLOOM The Rose Parade’s arty cousin A Fairy swing for the little sprites in your life… And while you are in the backyard, why nap in a hammock when you could sleep in a sphere Globejotting in Burma (Myanmar) a country … Continue reading »

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Saturday Sketch

Florida Street is one of the oldest and most important streets in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It started as a footpath up from the river, was the first street to be paved (cobbled) in the city, and since 1971 is a pedestrian zone. I love this sketch by Norberto Dorantes. He managed to capture the feeling … Continue reading »

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