Tag: postaday2012

Book factoid

One more reason E-Books will never be as good as hard copy books: “Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored… Continue Reading “Book factoid”

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Makin’ music.

I started learning how to play the violin when I was just two and a half years old, my mother being a music teacher and all, not a minute of potential was going to pass me by. Consequently, the feel of a fiddle under… Continue Reading “Makin’ music.”

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Meaning and death.

The Death of Ivan Ilych seems like the right book to start the new year off discussing – filled as it is with meaning of life questions – the main character discovering (almost) too late that the good things in life are not measured… Continue Reading “Meaning and death.”

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Design Notebook: Picnic Quilt

Some time ago I picked up a yard-and-a-half of vintagey plastic tablecloth material (you know the kind – vinyl on one side, batting-ish cloth on the backside). I had no idea what exactly I wanted to do with it, so it’s been hanging around… Continue Reading “Design Notebook: Picnic Quilt”

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Making in 2011.

Because 2011 was such an oddly productive year creatively – I wanted to gather all the things I’ve made in one place just to look at them all and admire my industry (not my handiwork, that’s a little lacking – but man I’ve been… Continue Reading “Making in 2011.”

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