Special Christmas edition…
Two things I like – hearts and paper – meet in an ornament. I haven’t tried making them yet, let me know if you do!
David Bowie and Bing Crosby. Yes, that’s right.
Who says industrial automation isn’t festive?
Food is a big part of our stories and who we are, perhaps especially at holiday. One man’s musings on fruitcake.
SPUGS! Who’s in for a revival?
How different age groups celebrate Christmas, from the Oatmeal. Evernog?! (No, I didn’t.)
That Christmas smell. SCIENCE!
There’s a Sitting Bull quote on Mt. Tam!
(h/t Helen Hiebert) for the head’s up on a new book by bookbinder and writer Margaret E. Davis. “As many of you know, paper was invented in China — so, too, moveable type, woodblock printing, and bookbinding itself. Margaret won a grant to study bookbinding where books began, and now has a manual-memoir coming out that teaches four of the oldest bindings on paper. With dozens of illustrations and images of techniques, tools, and artifacts, China under the Covers weaves history, how-to expertise, and a journalist’s eye for detail into a compelling narrative that embraces both cultural continuity and contemporary change.”