Saturday, July 31, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of July 25

Is it the end of July already?  Yikes!  Remember that  Diana Wynne Jones Week (hosted by Jenny of Jenny's Books) starts tomorrow so this blog will be all DWJ, all the time.  Yeah!

It's another slow week in the blogosphere so here are a couple quick links.

Need a floor decor idea?  Have you tried a Sharpie?  Artist Heike Weber is a pro with a permanent marker. (via Apartment Therapy)

The EW Blog has the first two chapters of Cornelia Funke's new book, Reckless, a dark fairy tale.

I feel totally ignorant for not knowing that there are freshwater seals.

Was it last week that I had African wildlife in Scotland?  Well, this week it's past photos transposed over the exact same locations in modern times.  It's called "computational rephotography".  Absolutely amazing.  Sergey Larenkov's WWII rephotos are grim and sometimes heartbreaking (see one below).  (via Flavorwire)

Getting into DWJ mode,


  1. I'm SO excited about DWJ week :D

  2. Oooohhhh, I'm excited for the new Funke!! And, I really need to check out DWJ. I have never read her's before.

  3. And I finally have my scheduled posts scheduled for DWJ Week, so I will not be a slacker host! :p

    I love those pictures--people are so creative.

  4. That photograph is so cool! And I'm ready and waiting to write about Fire and Hemlock. :D

  5. What fantastic photos.

    I know some of the originals, it is amazing to see them transposed into today.

    Very special, thank you for sharing

  6. Nymeth - Me too! It's given me an excuse to get to some books I've been putting off for a while and also to discover some new ones.

    Tif - I still have to go read those chapters but it sounds like a good premise. And I think you would LOVE DWJ.

    Jenny - You rock for doing this!

    Eva - I can't wait to see what you thought of Fire and Hemlock. I'm reviewing it this week too!

    Al - I thought of you as soon as I saw those photos. I knew you would appreciate them.