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$10 Homemade Play Kitchen
Certainly wins for best use of duct tape. I wish we had room for a play kitchen, but we don't right now. Maybe when the attic is closer to a real play space....

Love Manor
Halloween Inspiration

What should a 4 year old know
Sometimes Google knows the answer to the question you didn't know you were asking.

This Peanut Looks Like a Duck
(a site about things that look like ducks)

Boston 1775
"History, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the American Revolution in Massachusetts."
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There, I Fixed It
"Epic Kludges + Adventures in Home Ownership"

Easily 975 different kinds of awesome.

Also, makes me feel better about my inept home improvement skills.
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What Not To Wear (Superhero Edition)
"[a blog] Devoted to examining the costumes of superheroes, why they wear them, and how to wear them better. Call me the Fashion Sentinel!"

Retro Promo Archives

GRIN: Great Images in NASA

Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves (a blog)

Buffy vs. Edward: Twilight Remixed
"In this remixed narrative, Edward Cullen from the Twilight Series meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer at Sunnydale High. It's an example of transformative storytelling serving as a visual critique of Edward's character and generally creepy behavior. Seen through Buffy's eyes some of the more patriarchal gender roles and sexist Hollywood tropes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed in hilarious ways."
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Ten Child Prodigies
"He spoke his first words at four months. At the age of six months, he said to his pediatrician "I have a left ear infection" and learned to read at the age of ten months."

One Article Per Day
A blog. Does what it says on the tin.

Urban Cartography
"visualizing geodata, economic trends & much more"

Powers of Persuasion
US Poster art from WWII

Smitten Kitchen
A food blog
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What the Secretary Saw
From Vanity Fair; told in the first person voice of Bernie Madoff's secretary

Cardboard cat chaise from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

One Pretty Thing
"Daily inspiration for the handmade life"

Atlas Obscura
"Wondrous, curious, and bizarre locations around the world"

Masabumi Hosono: The Man Condemned for Surviving The Titanic
via Neatorama, which has been double plus good lately.
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Alice and Kev
"This is Kev and his daughter Alice. They’re living on a couple of park benches, surviving on free meals from work and school, and the occasional bucket of ice cream stolen from a neighbour’s fridge." Alice and Kev are characters in the Sims 3. This is their ongoing story.

Perhaps you've seen this before: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company

Shopping link of the day: Baby Things from Twisted Tee. I very much like the Sleepy-head Pillow Cases and thought some folks here might have interest in the National-gallery inspired 'Nappy covers'.

Graffiti from Pompeii (sorry, text only)

The Book Seer
Not as helpful as I expected, frankly.

The Hope Chest
"Bad news from the past"

One for Liam: The History Teacher's Attic
Using high and low tech in the social studies classroom

Satan in the Groin
"exhibitionist carvings on mediæval churches"
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A clump from a recent Metafilter post:
The Luttrell Psalter
...with fancy, fancy flash interface and superzoom magnifier
...the website of the Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge
Got Medieval
...a funny blog - a "tonic for the slipshod use of medieval European history in the media and pop culture"

One more from Mefi:
Warner Brothers "Break Downs" and "Blow Ups" 1936-1947
...Pre-war blooper reels from Warner Brothers

A group from
Modern Medieval Map Myths
Northvegr: Texts for Northern European Studies
The Carpet Index: The Oriental Carpet in Early Renaissance Paintings
Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art by John Vinycomb [1909]
The Kings of Africa (photo portraits)
All American Space Fleet
... a set of trading cards from the 1950's. For me, the best part is the "tips" at the bottom of each card.

70's Danish interior design as seen in Porn Films
... probably Not Safe For Work, but no graphic sex shots. Cropped frames showing the furniture.

Judge a Book
Book covers and modern design

Wood Type Museum
"This Web Museum is established for the purpose of educating the general public, and the next generation, on the beauties of wood types and engraved blocks. Our mission is to gather, save, preserve, and interpret wood types and information about them.

As the demand for broadsides increased during first years of the nineteenth century, the need for the process of producing large letters cheaply arose. Wood was a logical material choice because of its ready availability, lightness, and proven printing qualities. In 1827, Darius Wells of New York City first found the means to mass produce wood letters. In March of 1828, first wood type catalogue was published by Wells. Throughout the wood type manufacturing history, many manufactories were in business. Among those, Wm. H. Page & Co., Vanderburgh, Wells & Co. and Hamilton Mfg. Co. was the most noted ones."

15 Sexist Vintage Ads

Vintage Sewing Info
... free online access to public domain sewing books from the 1800's - 1950's

The Vintage Sailor
... a blog about yardsaling for profit.

The Idle Parent
... this is actually a website promoting a book, but I like the manifesto on the front page. Tied to this recent NY Times article about the return of more relaxed parenting styles.

Ok, I think I'm done.
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"My name is Sam. I ride a 1931 101 Indian Scout motorcycle on the side of a 90 degrees (straight up & down) wooden barrel board wall."
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English Village for Sale
"An historic, 2,003-acre estate in England has been placed on the market. The estate, which includes an entire village near Andover in the county of Hampshire is priced at £23-25 million ($33-36 million)."

"The ring-fenced farming and sporting estate, in ancient landscape between Andover and Newbury in the North Wessex Downs, comprises 1,542 acres of arable and grassland, 425 acres of woodland a world-renowned high bird pheasant and partridge shoot, and the entire village of Linkenholt. If you have a thing for quaint English villages, this should be of interest because you don’t get more quintessentially English than this. The village includes a cricket-ground, a blacksmith, a village shop and 21 cottages and houses of various shapes and sizes, many of which are listed buildings."

That price actually seems very ... reasonable to me.
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Sage Parenting came to my attention via ParentHacks this morning. "Green frugal parenting" written by the mother of triplets. In a recent post she says that she's going to stop blogging to spend more time with her family -- we'll see, I've seen that before -- but the content there is great.

Tudormania from the NY Times: Tudor-fashion influence in Fall collections. Good grief.

Progressive Dinner Party is a food and cooking blog. Oh my.
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Pseudodoxia Epidemica:
Very many received
And commonly presumed
By Thomas Brown Knight, M. D.
Based on The Sixth and Last Edition of 1672
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Here's a little catch-up Gazette for you.

The Cardboard Kitchen
Cardboard food art

Great Depression Cooking with Clara
Clara Cannucciari was born in 1915. Her Great-grandson has been making short films of Clara cooking recipes that Clara's mother used during the Great Depression and posting them to YouTube. This is great stuff. "Welcome to my kitchen. I'm Clara, I'm 93 years old, and today we are making meals from the depression."

All About Armor
With some fairly wonky extant helms

The Serious Need for Play
Scientific American

No Fear: Growing up in a Risk Averse Society
Free e-book. Good stuff.

The Institute of Draped Clothes
"We are an institute for the research, study, preservation and promotion of draped clothing such as saris, belted plaids, Roman togas, sarongs, and other unstitched costumes found all over the world and History." Really, you want the web library

Sari Safari

The relationship between cinema and comics

McCulture: An Essay

Avid Book Reader
A blog

50 of the World's Best Food Blogs
... according to the Times of London

World of Warcraft Papercraft

That seems to bring this list full circle, so I'll leave you 'till next time.
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Top 278 Star Wars Lines Improved By Replacing A Word With "Pants"

Chef Messy
Crafts for Kids

Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

F*** My Life
A user submitted blog about ... well, about everyday things in life that suck
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Photographs from Ellis Island (on Flickr, from the NY Public Library collection)

I'm going to try something a little different today and post this now, then edit this post if I run across other stuff over the course of the day. We'll see how it works.
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Daily Routines
"How writers, artists, and other interesting people organize their days."

A List of Common Misconceptions

1001 rules for my unborn son

Monster Munch
A blog about ... design? Stuff? Just click it....

The End
A set of images of film end title cards (on Flickr)

Its like Jane Austin, on Facebook. Sorta.
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