I just read (hat tip to Ypulse for the link!) that a teen boy from our very own Ohio has invented “manly” scented candles. Now, I’m not a dude myself, but I do turn up my nose at a flowery candle, so this caught my interest. Do you think you’d prefer a scented candle if it smelled like Pizza or Grandpa’s Pipe?
Did you guys see the write-up on our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party in The Columbus Dispatch? Mickie was quoted, and pics were taken! Woo hoo! Thanks to all who came and enjoyed this unique party. If you missed it, fear not — coming right up are Duct Tape Diversions and Make Your Own Pet Rock!
Have you guys heard about this?! Google recently launched Art Project, which lets you see artwork at museums worldwide, in incredible close-up detail. You can even “create and share your own collection of masterpieces”! And — this is my favorite part — 17 pieces have been photographed in a 7 billion pixel (or gigapixel) version. 7 billion pixels!!! In real museums you can’t get that close to a famous old painting, in case you sneeze or breath on it. But this way, you can pore over every brush stroke.
This Visitor’s Guide video will show you the ropes:
Are you a Naruto fan? Alert librarian Mickie spotted this cool Naruto desktop customization set — so every time you’re on the computer, you can show off your fandom
And of course, check out the library’s Naruto selection while you’re at it!
^ This fall one is perfect for October!
This weekend is the Westerville Music and Arts Festival! I’ve gone every year since I’ve worked in Westerville, and it’s always a great time: good music, amazing artwork, and plenty of chances to sit in the sun with a lemonade and (my personal favorite) funnel cake. And did you know that some of our local artists have artwork you can check out from the library?! It’s true!
Anyone planning on going? Maybe I’ll see you there!
Jacket Whys is a blog about Children’s and YA book covers, written by a librarian who is a former graphic designer. Take a look! What do you think about some of the patterns this blogger sees in book cover design?
Fantasy = circles?
After a looooong break (sorry about that!), the Friday Minute Mysteries are back!
A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, “Thank you,” and walks out.
What happened? Leave a comment with your theory!
(If you happen to be old enough to remember the last mystery I posted (yeah, it was a while back), the answer is: The room is the ballroom of a sunken ocean liner. The rays are manta rays. The man ran out of air while scuba diving in the shipwreck. al guessed it! Go, al!)
Check it out — with the World’s Smallest Postal Service, you write a short letter (up to 6 sentences), and it will be transcribed onto tiny stationary and put into a teeny, tiny envelope! It costs a little more than a stamp, but still, imagine getting one in the mail!
Duck brand Duct Tape has a “Stuck at Prom” scholarship contest, and %2008′s just began! Check out the past entries and the rules, then let your creativity loose!
For me, the most amazing part is a) all the colors (neon green?!), and b) making a guy’s suit out of tape!!
If you haven’t seen Jennifer Maestre’s pencil art, take a look! It’s definitely NOT “drawing with pencils”! These are the kind of sculptures I want to touch and avoid at the same time.
What do you think? Have you seen any other cool art made from something ordinary (maybe gummi bears)?
“I am completely over the moon that Max’s story will be told in manga editions,” said Patterson. “I can’t imagine a more visual tale than this one. Truly, this is Max taken to the max.”
Thanks to Jordan for the heads-up!
This video will blow your mind. It’s one of those see-it-to-believe it kind of things. Artist/engineer Theo Jansen makes his “sand beasts” out of plastic pipe and things he finds on the beach. They move on their own using wind power: science fiction in real life. This ain’t your father’s tinker toys!Loading...
Cheapchicweddings.com runs a yearly contest — making a wedding dress out of only toilet paper, glue, and tape.
If I did that, the bride would look like a mummy, but take a look at some of the beautiful entries!
I’m sure they cost less than a “real” wedding dress…but I hope it doesn’t rain! Thanks to Marisa for the link. Hmm…should we have a creative fashion contest at the library??