Juana Molina

Wow, I’m floored by the dulcet tones of Argentina’s Juana Molina. Abstract layers of sounds, breathy vocals, and meandering melodies. If you like the Books or Bjork, this will definitely suit.

Easy Holiday Party Gift

I adore Paperwhites for the holidays, the smell is gorgeous & so springy for winter. So I obviously like this charming, simple, and cheap gift idea from Maya*Made. Great for hostess gifts!

You’ll need these:
stones or soil
paper white bulb
tin can or glass jar from your recycling bin
rectangle of fabric the same size as your container
jute twine or ribbon
gift tag

So you can do this:

And then this:

And then finally get this:

Full directions here.

Anthropomorphic Objects

I’ve heard people talk about certain objects that have certain anthropomorphic tendencies for them, like the Pixar Lamp for example. I feel this way about about clocks, vintage oscillating fans (Mitch Hedgeburg: I have an oscillating fan at my house. It goes back and forth. It looks like the fan is saying “no.” So I like to ask it questions that a fan would say “no” to! Do you keep my hair in place? Do you keep my documents in order? Do you have 3 settings? LIAR! My fan lied to me. Now I will pull the pin up. Now you ain’t saying sh*t!). Also old radios, and oddly, shopping carts. I got this idea from Graphic Hug and then I ran a search on flickr & came up with some images. Let’s caption them, shall we?

“Fine! Be that way.
Ok, FINE, I will!”

“Door #1 or Door #2?”

“I can’t believe Johnson finally made a break for it…”

Anyone else have any more caption ideas?