Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday fun link: Draw to Run

Hooray for creative bloggers! This runner/blogger/illustrator loves her Vibram Five Fingers, which only makes me want them more:

Drawn to Run
Used without permission, but with jealousy. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Posters that are Books that are Posters

Moby Dick

Do you like to read? Are your walls empty? Or worse, do you have really ugly posters up that have been moving with you since freshman year of college (it was probably a bad idea to leave the duct tape on them when you rolled them up)?  If so, then you are like me, and probably need one of these Postertext posters ($24-60 CAD).  Each poster displays an entire classic book with a silhouette of a scene from the story. They are a couple feel wide by a couple feet tall, depending on which text you display. I'm having trouble choosing between Moby Dick or Sherlock Holmes (both $32), or just waiting to see what book they will do next. Regardless, it's probably time to retire the ripped up print of Van Gogh's Siesta.


Check out their website.  And they have a witty blog that will keep you updated on what books are coming. Or  you can follow them on Twitter.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

For those of us still Analog

I do not have a smart phone.  My phone is rather stupid, actually. It turns off by accident, it can't buzz and play a ringtone at the same time, and the charger is mostly broken. But the important thing for the purpose of this post is for you to know that I don't have a smart phone, iPad, Zune, iPod touch/nano, or any other application-friendly gadget. When I listen to the radio, it actually comes from a radio. This means that when I'm driving from Kentucky to Iowa, I change the stations every hour or so once the static becomes unbearable.  If I don't have a book on CD (Harry Potter, ftw), then I usually prefer National Public Radio to keep me awake on long drives. How will I be able to find a new NPR station without losing part of the conversation?

There's a map for that.

The NPR map ($10) covers the whole country and includes both FM and AM frequencies along all major highways. You'll never drive alone again, hunting furiously for the best station during "Car Talk." No more lamenting that you missed five minutes of Michele Norris. Thanks to the folks at radio maps, you're covered, even without the help of some fancy smart phone.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday fun link: Help with presents

So even though I know what I want for my birthday (this year it was low-cut running socks) (seriously), I have four siblings' birthdays that either just happened or are quickly approaching and am stumped.  They are grown-ups with houses already decorated and kitchens already full of all the essential tools. Fortunately there is www.peoplelovepresents.com with all kinds of ideas. It's based in the UK, so prices won't compute, but most of what they've found can be purchased in the US as well. Happy hunting!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010