Tag Archives: Design

Learning to Take Turns

May 17, 2016

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“Kids!!! Big Ben! Parliament!” You know where this is from right?? I am a big fan of the traffic roundabout. I like driving through them. I appreciate they way they make traffic flow better. Plus, Chevy Chase… But still, I think there’s room for improvement, and I can get behind this suggestion from Gary Lauder […]

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Physics Phun

May 10, 2016

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“It just happened that the public happened to appreciate the satirical quality of these crazy things.” Rube Goldberg I have a thing for Rube Goldberg machines. I love people who have so much time on their hands and such an abundance of patience that they figure out how to entertain the rest of us with […]

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100 Happy Days, Take 2

April 4, 2016

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We are heading off to spring break today, so this coming week will be re-posts from earlier musings. I hope you enjoy them even if you’ve seen them before. That said, what IS coming back is the 100 Happy Days adventure on Instagram (please follow along!). It was so much fun last year I decided […]

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Learn something new

March 29, 2016

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Today’s edition of “random learning” features a mesmerizing video about how to make a bronze cast. “A what?” you say. I can think of no practical reason why any of us need to know this technique, but I think it’s fascinating. Actually, what I really wonder is, who thinks of these things? How much time […]

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Being Everything You Imagined

March 22, 2016

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There are a few TED talks I watch repeatedly for inspiration. Many of them you have undoubtedly seen, Brene Brown (1 & 2), Amy Cuddy, Bobby McFerrin. As great as those talks are, the one by Shea Hembry may be my favorite. This guy is an artist from Arkansas and, aside from telling great stories […]

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Sticking with your projects

March 9, 2016

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People are amazing. I don’t know what gets into them to create radical new things, but I find the lengths to which individuals travel to express themselves awe-inspiring. Take the Swedes behind the Wintergatan project and what it took to make this musical machine. I spent FAR too much time trolling through the Wintergatan website […]

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Dreaming Big

February 9, 2016

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β€œSome people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.” George Carlin I’m a sucker for stop-motion films as a both a story and art form. Woody, a short from […]

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Lego Inspiration

January 25, 2016

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Hey Everyone! I’m Josh and I’m eleven years old. My mom has let me write her blog today, so I wanted to tell you about something I love, Legos. I love Legos because it lets me express my imagination. I love that Lego keeps coming up with greater and smarter Lego sets. Whether it’s one […]

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Anatomy of a Christmas Card 2015

December 21, 2015

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One of my favorite things about Christmas is cards. Call me old school, but I can’t wait to get to the mailbox and see the treasures our mail lady delivers. Sure, I see most friends on social media, but there’s something so happy and optimistic about the photo cards and letters which arrive. It makes […]

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Scarf Ninja

November 19, 2015

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Because it’s officially scarf season… Because a little fashion inspiration is always a good thing… But, also because I had no internet connection yesterday, please enjoy this oh-so-practical repost! ~~~~~~~~~~~ I love scarves.Β  I have lots of them and I mostly wear them the same four-five ways. Until now. Now I’ve seen the Scarf Ninja […]

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