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The are multitudes of entertaining usb hubs for whatever strikes your fancy. Come to think of it, I personally have never seen a Death Star version. Anyway, I saw this today and it made me smile and add it to my wishlist.

Aphrodite USB Hub

Now if they’d only bring back Hubzilla, this time as a USB hub.

Rad Tea Party

I want to have a Tea Party using Eileen Braun‘s delightfully whimsical tea pots.

Eileen Braun

From Eileen’s homepage:

My ceramics work is based on wheel thrown and then altered forms which take a playful biomorphic turn to animate themselves. Many have developed a haughty attitude and yet beckon you to touch them.

But wait, she makes more than just teapots! Fantastical bowls, vases, jars, salt & pepper shakes, etc. Too many to link to so please just go have a look.

Originally witnessed at The Mud Bucket.

In the tune of ‘Rubber Ducky’.

Saucer pendant, you’re the one
You make bath time lots of fun
Saucer pendant, I’m awfully fond of you
Bo-bo-bo-de-oh…

We made more progress in our bedroom yesterday by hanging our beloved $8.00 Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamps. Here is a snapshot of what I call ‘boob lamps’ before we started painting.

I call these 'boob lamps'.

But before we could get that accomplished, we needed to clean off some serious ick. They’ve gotten progressively dustier over the last several years {and being stored for 7 months now} and even had bird poop on one of them! A bird got into the house – it flew in through the torn porch screen and through the open door – just before we moved last year and must have been in our bedroom for quite a while before we found it perched atop one of the lamps. Poor thing was terrified.

Bath time!
{ I have no idea why the pendant looks so small while Michael is holding it. Maybe it’s because he has giant bear paws! }

This was totally by the seat of our pants. We have no idea if there is a recommended process for cleaning the funky, skink-like plastic material (you know we could have actually tried Googling it), but Michael suggested a little Oxy Clean. I’m happy to say that they are greatly improved.

Saucer Lamps

Installed! Lowe’s didn’t have any flat white ceiling caps so we had to go with the decorative ones.

Bonus! Michael found the ground attached to a live wire when he pulled off the second boob lamp. As you can see, it had been slowly sparking. This is the second electrical snafu we’ve found in the house. One of the outlets in my studio sparked and caught on fire in late August.

Wire Cap

We’re a little concerned about this.

Happy Monday!

So many friends are blanketed in a winter wonderland this morning. I looked out the window and there’s NO SNOW. In Charleston, can you believe it? I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. We finally addressed the paint situation in our bedroom yesterday and will finish up other odds’n’ends in there today. I’m a tad embarrassed we let it go so long. Pictures soon!

I found these blankets yesterday via Pinterest and had to share them.

Mario Blanket
Super Mario
{ Photos by Flickr user The Yarn Geek. }

Keep warm!

Bon Weekend – A bouquet fit for a giant.

I had another post written up but decided to go with this burst of color for today. Vintage brooch bouquets have become increasingly popular with brides these days. I just happened to be searching through the favorite photos of various photographers on Flickr last night and I stumbled upon photos of the Flower Tree in Place Antonin Poncet. It is the work of Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa, and was installed during the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyon, in 2003. The sculpture is made of stainless steel and painter with a polyester resin, measures 6 meters with a total of 85 flowers of polyester resin. There is another tree in Shanghai. It was his in concept, but it was not built or designed by him.

From what I can gather, it then traveled for a couple of years before taking permanent residence back in Lyon.

The Flower Tree by Choi Jeong-Hwa

The Flower Tree by Choi Jeong-Hwa
{ Both photos taken by Flickr user Simon Downham. Click on images to view larger. }

Oh, and I was very excited to finally got to see photos of my friend Suzanne’s DIY brooch bouquet yesterday.

Connect the dots.

When I first looked at the larger image below, I thought it was a new take on pointillism. In a way, it is. Ohio artist Christian Faur creates these pictures using crayons. He starts by scanning a photograph and then pixelates the image. The crayons are then placed in a grid before they’re placed into a wooden frame. Personally, I think they’re very well done!


{ All images by Cater News Agency }

Continue reading about Christian’s work at the Daily Mail. >>

I wish I had a clever title for this.

As well some clever copy. However, I believe this stands on it’s own!


{ From 826DC – The Museum of Unnatural History by Oliver Munday. }

Happy New Year!

We just got back from having breakfast at our friends Lilla and Foster’s house and we’re resting up before heading over to our cousins house this afternoon. We’ve had a serving of Hoppin’ John and collards with more to go!

Party hat
{ Photo by Aliceblueblazes on Flickr. Click image to enlarge. }

Here’s to wishing you and yours a healthy, happy and prosperous new year!

Bon Weekend – Happy New Years Eve!

Time to close the first decade of the new century. I mentioned in a post a couple weeks back that it has been both a heartwarming and heartbreaking year, but I believe we’re firmly planted in the right direction. I’m looking forward to the future!


{ Reblogged via Tumblr. }

I’m just about to soak the black-eyed peas for Hoppin’ John tomorrow, and I hope you have a wonderful, fun and safe new years celebration!

My brain…

…in the backstretch of the year.


{ Ballroom, Lee Plaza Hotel, from ‘The Ruins of Detroit’ series by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre. Click on the image to view larger version. }

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