Murrine is an Italian term for patterns or pictures made in glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections (like a loaf of bread). Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Glass Half Full
Found objects transformed into stained glass panels.
Rocks in the Head
If It’s Free, It’s For Me!
Back in the 1930’s, William Lyon Phelps of Yale found the following sentence gleaming out of the pages of a freshman essay: “The girl tumbled down the stairs and lay prostitute at the bottom.” In the margin of the paper, Professor Phelps commented: “My dear sir, you must learn to distinguish between a fallen woman and one who has merely slipped.”
Funny Girl (With Markers)
Love, Loss, and Ricky Gervais
Ladies and Gentlemen, The (Other) Doors
I came upon this door on another blogger’s page when doing research for my Art Nouveau tile post last week, and it got me thinking about doors. I’ve taken a lot of pictures of doors during our travels over the years, and I’ve found some wonderful ones on the internet as well. So today’s post is just beautiful pictures of doors, attributed to, at the very least, the blogger who stole it before me.Continue reading
Etsomnia™ Volume III: Geeky Pleasures Edition
et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered in one’s sleep.
Professional Mermaids and Other Nonsense
Trey Parker and Matt Stone Want This Guy Dead
Because he thought of it first. Continue reading
Practical Magic by OK Go
Kids, gather ’round. It’s story time.
The R-Word Update: the U.S. Government Makes a Move!
A few days ago in my post The R-Word, I wrote on how I feel about the Washington Redskins’ name and logo. Today, something wonderful happened! Continue reading
Houseplant Serial Killer Chooses Next Victim
Decorative Tiles Make Me Tingly
If Batman Was a 19th Century Woman
Utility belt, circa 1830.
When is a Rock Not a Rock?
Happy Father’s Day, lovelies! In honor of all the dads out there, today’s post is about something very butch. (Well, very butch for me anyway.) Continue reading
Do-It-Yourself Houha Design
Got your attention, didn’t I?
Extra Special Friday Bonus!
What is it about cows? Continue reading
“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.” ― Naomi Wolf