Category: Read

In the Bookshed: Two on Permaculture

Permaculture is the harmonious integration of the landscape, people and appropriate technologies, providing food, shelter, energy and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.”  Bill Mollison I first heard the term permaculture about thirteen years ago, out of the mouth of my…

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Bookshed: Dressmaking for Real Women

Lorna Knight’s Dressmaking for Real Women: How to Adapt Your Store-bought Patterns to Flatter the Curves You Want to Keep and Drape the Ones You Don’t is a book that I wish was on my shelf when I started sewing garments a couple of…

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In the Bookshed: The Layered Garden

I haven’t done a Bookshed Review for ages – mostly owing to the fact that when I’m reading and writing for school, I don’t have room for much else. But since its term paper time, and I’m procrastinating – not to mention dreaming that…

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Bookshed: The Innocence of Objects

Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence, published in 2008, is the story of the star-crossed love affair (is there any other kind in literature?) of Kemal and Füsun. The story, which takes place over thirty years, ends not with a fairytale – but with a Museum…

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A little moan about school.

Just finished my application for a special course next semester as part of the “President’s Dream” Colloquium which is available to the public as a lecture series, but can also be turned into a grad course. This is a new project of the university…

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