Thursday, February 24, 2011

The door is open… link love

I — like many of you, I imagine — spend a large portion of each day online. I'm constantly consuming new images and info and links and stories and recipes and tweets and advice. There are some days when I skim through it all and nothing really catches or sparks or holds. It has more to do with my mood than the actual content I'm finding. And then there are days like today, when everything seems remarkable and inspiring and fresh and new. So, while the feeling is still fresh,  I thought I would share some things that caught my eye this week… I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Society of Killustrators: Illustrators contribute to posted assignments

Missed Connections illustrations by Sophie Blackall

The portfolio of illustrator Olaf Hajek

Fabric design contest from Spoonflower

Video of enchanting seaside kinetic sculpture 

Books that rocked your world at 16 but fall flat today

And this same feeling is extending beyond the online realm with the book I just started this morning. I'm not one to call a book "laugh-out-loud" funny. I mean, who says that with a straight face? Well, I am actually laughing out loud, so I don't really have a straight face, so what the heck, I'll say it: This book is laugh-out-loud funny. I mean it. I found the book — The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers — on a recommended "eco-winter reads" list posted on Design*Sponge by Ashley English of Small Measures. I immediately requested as many as I could from our library (hello, interwebs!) and was most excited to read The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. But I'm not the only one and the book has a long list of hold requests on it before mine. In the meantime, The Bucolic Plague came in and I started it in the wee hours of the morning. I kept chuckling in bed like a fool. I had to force myself to put it down and get to work. At which point I started to catch up with my Google Reader… and so goes the cycle!

I'll be back tomorrow with a tasty recipe to start off your weekend right!

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