- New releases: Fiction Vixen (romance) and Dear Author (romance)
- Book and publishing news from Dear Author.
- Learn more about the New York Public Library’s lions.
- A very nice post from Smart Bitches about Alan Rickman. Words from JK Rowling and Rickman’s Harry Potter co-stars.
- “Neil Gaiman gives David Bowie a proper origin story in The Return of the Thin White Duke“.
- “Self-discovery through rock mythology – David Bowie, the patron saint of personal truth“.
- Anatomy flipbook from the 1600s.
- Tolkien mittens.
- 40 “g” words.
- Star Wars and Winnie the Pooh mashup.
- Resolution for those of us who’ve fallen down the fanfiction hole…
- Books and a cuppa.
- Extremely abridged classics.
Think, Make, Learn, Do
- “David Bowie made the world a safer place for the alien in us all“.
- A gay couple on an NHL Kiss-Cam!
- “How politics massaged the science in the new [US] dietary guidelines“.
- The appendix might not be vestigial.
- Power outages caused by squirrels.
- You’re not imagining things – a study has found that Canadians are actually more polite.
- Learn more about the LA natural gas leak.
- “America was hot, fiery, and full of climate denial in 2015“.
- 57 Disney facts.
- 8 smoothie recipes.
- 9 hearty vegetable soups.
- Vegan creamy curried cauliflower soup.
- 15 baked potato recipes.
- 20 cabbage recipes.
- 30-minute sweet Thai chili peanut chicken and grilled pineapple stir-fry. (via The Kitchn)
- Mexican skillet lasagna.
- Gift tags we should really put on things we make for other people.
- How to add pinstriping to your finished knitting.
- Knitted earbud pouch. (via Knitteapolis)
- David Bowie inspired crochet patterns. (via knittyBlog)
- Knitting linkity from kmkat.
- Some very wise words from John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. (Maybe I posted these last week [I’m too lazy to go look], but they’re worth rereading, darn it.)
- David Bowie as The Little Prince. More David Bowie as The Little Prince. And another!
- Lots of folkish covers of David Bowie songs.
- Google Street View of the world’s largest model railway.
- Photos from US National Parks.
- Murmuration-inspired kinetic sculpture.
- Classic Batman LEGO set.
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- Professional sewage diver.
- “Mother makes knitted version of her son for cuddling“.
- Inflight cuddle chair.
- Lions and babies! Black cat pillow! Sea otter and baby! Baby ocelot! Cheetah and babies! Tiger and baby!
Carve Stamp Play: Designing and Creating Custom Stamps by Julie Fei Balzer. If you’ve never carved your own stamps, this is a good resource to get you started.
Card to Canvas: Mixed-Media Techniques for Paper Crafts by Colleen Schaan. Skimmed. Too much brand name dropping for me.
“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos and Mayhem