- New releases: Fiction Vixen (romance) and Tor.com (fantasy)
- Book and publishing news from Dear Author.
- I never really thought about why paper books have varying numbers of blank pages at the beginning and/or end, but it makes sense.
- Eight books that broke records.
- Nine things about 100 Years of Solitude.
- Cover snark from Smart Bitches.
- …I got nothin’.
Do, Think, Learn, Make
- “Expiration dates on your food mean nothing“.
- Apparently coloring books were also a thing back in the 1960s, but their purpose was a bit different…. (Thanks, Jeanne!)
- Neil deGrasse Tyson versus a rapper claiming the world is flat…
- Three weeks of rocket launch preparation covered in three minutes.
- 40,000 years of London’s history in three minutes.
- “Practice mindfulness by savoring chocolate“.
- Remember any of these fast food slogans?
- Mattel will be releasing dolls with more realistic curves than Barbie’s.
- LEGO will be releasing a minifig in a wheelchair.
- Anyone want to bet that Michael Moore’s next film will be about the municipal water fiasco in Flint?
- “What if you built a siphon from the oceans on Europa to Earth?“
- Some pictures from last weekend’s blizzard on the East Coast.
- 40 quirky “p” words.
- Creamy braised cauliflower with sun-dried tomatoes.
- Slow-cooker vegetarian split pea soup with grilled cheese croutons.
- Fennel rice pudding.
- 16 chili recipes.
- 15 citrus recipes.
- Chocolate chip cookie layer cake with cookie dough filling and salted caramel icing. (via dreamlabyrinth)
- French silk pie. (via orannia)
- Parsnip cake with cream cheese frosting.
- Chocolate beet cupcakes with sour cream ganache frosting.
- Turkey meatloaf with pecan crust.
- Orange chicken.
- Beef and mushroom stuffed acorn squash.
- Savory rosemary scones.
- Chocolate cake doughnuts.
- Vanilla cake.
- Knit a rainbow accordion blanket. (via Knitteapolis)
- Well, it isn’t untrue…
- Bodleian Library has released a free coloring book.
- So has IKEA.
- One person’s collection of supplies for journaling. (via journaling-junkie)
- Make your own hand-sewn journal.
- Mr. Rogers on making art.
- Knitting linkity from kmkat.
- This is what my neighborhood looks like in the early evening these days – crows!
- Interactive X-Files map.
- Visit Japan via video.
- LEGO Concorde.
- Loch Ness monster tea strainer.
- Non-street Google Street View locations.
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- xkcd infographic about possible undiscovered planets in our solar system. (Hover cursor/long-press for additional text.)
- Amazing “facts” about coffee! (via wilwheaton)
- Why would you proudly display a cake wreck in your bakery’s window?
- Your dragon name. Hopefully you have better luck than I did – mine’s Islkkap.
- “Fool-proof mood killers: Songs for your neighbors who won’t stop banging“.
- “The Late Show Accent-Off: Minnesota Edition“.
Creative Foundations: 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox by Vicki Boutin. Too many exclamation points, too cutesy, and too much time spent pushing a certain line of products.
Art of Layers: Simple Techniques, Inventive Scrapbook Pages, Imaginative Papercrafts by Ronda Palazzari. I think I just need to stay away from books with “scrapbook” in the title.
Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media by LK Ludwig. Interesting overview of different ways in which artists work together and exchange work, such as swapping art and working together on a work or works. Although this was published in 2009, it felt more dated than that – probably because most of the collaboration and swapping was coordinated via Yahoo groups.