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FRIDAY | ETC. — Wallpapers from Anderbose
October 30, 2009, 8:00 am
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Need a new desktop image? These are cool.

Anderbose is a web design and interactive company located in Nashville, Tennessee

— Thanks Nicole Bednarz!

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THURSDAY | BOOK — Handmade Nation
October 29, 2009, 8:00 am
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Handmade Nation: The Rise of D.I.Y., Art, Craft, and Design
Princeton Architectural Press

By Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl

Today’s crafters are no longer interested in simply cross-stitching samplers or painting floral scrolls on china. Instead, the contemporary craft movement embraces emerging artists, crafters, and designers working in traditional and nontraditional media.



WEDNESDAY | TV — Man Vs. Food
October 28, 2009, 8:00 am
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Ok, so maybe not inspiring, but entertaining at least !

Travel Channel host Adam Richman travels around the United States sampling some of America’s best cuisine on Man vs. Food.

I’ve visited the Man v. Food locations below and haven’t been disappointed with the selections. Even if you’re not interested in the particular food challenges (think: spicy hot wings! 2lb burritos!), the local fare is very good and it’s fun to see different parts of the country. But, it’s no surprise Americans are fat and wasteful when you see some of these menus.

St. Louis: Pappy’s Smokehouse, Iron Barley, Crown Candy Kitchen
Memphis: Kooky Canuck (Formerly Big Foot Lodge)
Portland, Ore: Voodoo Donut
Austin: Juan in a Million



TUESDAY | MUSIC — John Hiatt
October 27, 2009, 8:00 am
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John Hiatt Official Website



MONDAY | Illustrator — Christian Montenegro
October 26, 2009, 8:00 am
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Christian Montenegro

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FRIDAY | ETC. — Photobooth – Photostrips
October 23, 2009, 8:00 am
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Photostrip Art

by Keetra Dean Dixon | FromKeetra.comFrom K to J

The booth is presented in semi-public spaces as a typical photobooth holding no denotation of it’s unique qualities. Users enter the booth, pose for 2 shots & exit as usual. During the developing process, the photos are “analyzed” & customized with forecasts consisting of patterns, symbols & messages.

— Thanks Nicole Bednarz!



THURSDAY | BOOK — The School of Essential Ingredients
October 22, 2009, 8:00 am
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Browsing the staff picks of Powell’s Books (the ultimate book store in Portland, Oregon) and came across this one. Looks good. Good reviews.

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

The School of Essential Ingredients follows the lives of eight students who gather in Lillian’s Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen.