Saturday, May 22, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of May 16

I'm sorry to have missed last week's Starred Saturday post.  I love putting these together and revisiting all of the fun things I've seen over the week.  But we had a beautiful day last Friday with a total of fourteen kids in the front yard for Z's birthday party and needed a recovery day!  Now it is rainy and dark here again and a perfect day to sit inside with a good book or some fun internet links.

Don't miss Penguin's 75th Anniversary celebration if they're in your neighborhood!  Unfortunately, they aren't coming to Seattle.  (via Jacket Copy)

Would these learning transformers be as cool if they were our alphabet letters?  There's something inherently cooler about kanji.  (via io9)

You haven't seen it all until you've seen bread shoes.  (via Design for Mankind)

Looking for a unique coffee table book?  How about this one -- Drainspotting: Japanese Manhole Covers. (via io9)

Wired Science has collected weird cloud pictures.  I love the "wave clouds".

Z and I actually got to see a bald eagle on the Hornby Island bald eagle nest cam the other day!  Of course, we live in an area where we see them in the wild a few times a month but it's still cool to see them up close.  (via Atlas Obscura)

And I couldn't resist this video -- the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull paired with my favorite Icelandic artist, Jónsi (of Sigur Rós) --

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Looking to the skies,


  1. Love this post! I love these. I love the stuff you choose.

    Hate that volcano, though. I even wrote it a letter on my blog last month.

    Stupid volcano.

  2. Gosh you find some interesting and weird stuff!

  3. Thanks, Paige! I hope you and the volcano can settle your differences soon. ;)

    Jenners - I think I spend WAY too much time on the internet!