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Friday, January 22, 2010

Hardback Leather Case for MacBook and MacBook Pro

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http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook/gallery/

Oh yes, this looks nice. Thank you for the link Craig Riggs.

Monday, January 18, 2010

‘Comme Des Enfants’ by Coeur De Pirate on QTV

Since releasing her self-titled debut album in September 2008, the Montreal-based chanteuse has become one of Quebec’s hottest acts. Her songs are consistently on the francophone Top 10 list…and she’s earned a Juno nomination…and a spot on the longlist of nominees for the Polaris Prize. Coeur De Pirate was Q’s live performer for a special show recorded in CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio. This is the first song she performed ‘Comme Des Enfants’.

It is beautiful and I love it every time I hear it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Book Sculptures

It’s been a week of books and art. Here are some of the things I’ve appreciated most:

The Design Files: Interview with Nicholas Jones
I love these stunning sculptures made of beautiful old books.

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Daily Imprint: We Heart Books
I want to hang these flash cards on the wall. L is for Ladybug.

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Another book loving artist is Cara Borer.
The photographs are as wonderful as the sculptures. 

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And everything in this Fun Forever post is amazing!
I especially like the George Russell cutouts. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favourites.

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Found Shit: Words Create Worlds
Anagram Bookshop Art Ads

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And please go look at Rachael Ashe’s altered book series on Flickr. I want to buy some for my office.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Book Review: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith is the New No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Novel. And it came from Santa.

In short, Mma Ramotswe walks to work to eschew laziness. Mma Makutsi worries about the new saleslady at her fiance’s furniture store, and the ladies look for a soccer traitor. It’s typical McCall Smith and it’s wonderfully comforting to partake in the ebb and flow of this series.