Reusable cup cozy keychain
It rolls up when it’s not in use, do your part in reducing waste!
–Thanks Nicole Bednarz!
From Etsy, one of my favorite sources for handmade goodies.
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
It’s a young adult book, but don’t let that deter you—it’s on par with other young adult books like The Giver. It’s a very interesting fictional story about a young german girl during WWII who falls in love with books and begins to steal them. Part of what makes this book so interesting however, is it’s narrated by Death, giving it an unusual perspective and a surprisingly characterization of Death himself.
– Thanks Christine Bielke!
Beautiful filmmaking; great acting (esp. the kids!). Feel good movie. Now with 10 Oscar Nominations.
Video above from Bonnaroo, 2008
Not new, but digging them right now…
–Thanks Nicole Bednarz!
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My Spanish is not so good anymore, but oh how I love these boletos (bus tickets) from Argentina and other visual goodies found here, at the Primer Museo Virtual del Transporte Argentino. Which I believe means, “The First Virtual Museum of Argentine Tranportation”!
– First seen on Oh Joy! a fantastic blog by Joy Deangdeelert Cho.
Filed under: Book
Confederacy of Dunces
“Astonishing, extravagant, lunatic, satiric, and peculiar, but it is above all genuine, skillful, and unsentimentally comic” (Booklist)
– Thanks Sean Bednarz!
Flight of the Conchords I LOVE IT!!! It’s comedy meets musical. (You’ll need HBO).
– Thanks Nicole Bednarz!
Discovered Laura Marling‘s “Alas I Cannot Swim” from a magazine list and got hooked on her raw, folksy voice.
My favorite song, by far, is The Captain and the Hourglass. The others will grow on you, too.
[Still working on embedding audio into posts:
If it doesnt work below, the link above will take you to a page where you can preview the song.]
Happy Inauguration Day.
From Sanna Annukka‘s portfolio bio:
I’m an illustrator and printmaker with a love for nature and folklore. I’m half finnish and half english. I spent many summers throughout my childhood in Paltaniemi, a village in Finland, swimming and fishing in Oulujarvi and exploring the forests. I also travelled to Lapland, camping by artic rivers enjoying the midnight sun. The forests, lakes and wildlife of where I grew up heavily inspire my work. Lapland is one of my favourite places on earth and also Chamonix (in France) where I go snowboarding most years.
Another major influence is Finland’s national epic known as The Kalevala, a collection of folklore songs which i find quite magical. My new range of prints coming out this year will depict ten different scenes from the Kalevala.
– Thanks Susie Ellsworth!