Category Archives: who knew

Calgary’s Plus 15

Downtown Calgary has a pedestrian skywalk system linking buildings, allowing one to traverse the city center er, centre, without setting foot outside. The name refers to the height above ground, approximately 15 feet, which… feet?! aren’t they on the metic … Continue reading

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IONTW – March 25, 2018

and speaking of birds… Iggy Pop has a cockatoo. and it has an Instagram! who knew? the internets knows! the power of social media to identify Unidentified. how have I never heard of The Pop-Up Lady?! Her website could keep … Continue reading

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Mt. Sutro

Between two houses on Stanyan Street in San Francisco we took a set of stairs and suddenly found ourselves in a forest! We followed a trail that wound around beneath a canopy of eucalyptus, eventually popping out in a meadow … Continue reading

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IONTW – February 25, 2018

Artist Iman Joy El Shami-Mader is on a mission to illustrate all the world’s mythical beasts! Who knew paper could do that? Origami tessellations and kusudamas! Then a round-up of paper folding books by Helen Hiebert. New letterpress booklet of … Continue reading

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Wind Harp

Tucked into – well, to the extent a 94 foot tall metal sculpture can be tucked into – a light industrial neighborhood now mostly hosting Genentech facilities, the sculpture formerly known as the Cabot Cabot Forbes Tower rises from a … Continue reading

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IONTW – November 5, 2017

Open Studios continue today at The Studio Santa Rosa (11 am – 5 pm) and 33Arts (noon – 5 pm), 3840 Finley Ave, Santa Rosa – the old Santa Rosa Naval Air Station (who knew?!) Clothing imitates art – made, … Continue reading

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IONTW – September 3, 2017

OK, I’m a little late to the party on it being the two-hundredth anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth (July 12, 1817), but here’s a neat photo of Thoreau’s journal covers, and a lovely book from St. Brigid Press: A … Continue reading

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ephemera

According to Merriam-Webster, ephemera are things that are important or useful for only a short time : items that were not meant to have lasting value. And yet, there are Ephemera Societies! What?! In fact, the Ephemera Society of America … Continue reading

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Silvana

The House of Silvanas was about to close but the lady still let us in – everything had been taken out of the cases already – there were little signs saying what would have been there, but I said I’d never … Continue reading

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IONTW – December 25, 2016

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 … Continue reading

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