Cool Stuff

May 5, 2009 @ 6:15 am | Filed under:

Scott sent me this link to 50 Strange Buildings of the World. Some of them will really mess with your head. I’ve been in one of them! But how did I not know about the Kansas City Public Library? Awesome.

The backyard art bag has been an even bigger hit than I expected. It has become the Paint Anywhere, Anytime bag. Rilla seems to mightily enjoy the independence it affords her: at any given moment she might be seen busily setting up her little workspace on the kitchen table or living room floor: painting board, a sippy cup of water, a piece of paper commandeered from the printer, and her paint set from the art bag. I think I’ll make it even easier and stock paper and painting boards in a kitchen drawer so it’s all right there together. I love to see her painting so much! And when she leads, Wonderboy usually follows.

Umami. Did you know about this? The “fifth taste”? Jane knew it existed—she read about it in a Muse article, of course. I read about it in a fascinating article by Rowan Jacobsen, author of Fruitless Fall, the book on bee colony collapse I mentioned last week—about which more later. Much, much more. Wow.

I think I had a bunch more links and tidbits I was going to share, but it’s my turn on the Wii Fit. Gotta go wake up my sleeping Mii. It’s been a while.

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  1. Charlotte (Matilda) says:

    I don’t know if the hole house should count. It was an old house in Houston scheduled for tear down that some art students altered. It was left standing for about 6 months but is gone now. The rest were really cool!

  2. Elizabeth H. says:

    Funny, I read about umami in the Daily Telegraph a few weeks ago. Apparently it’s in breastmilk too.

  3. Anna says:

    Oh! I’ve been by the Air Force Chapel and the Sculptured House. I’m adding the KC Library and Chapel in the Rock to my list of “must-see.” Only because they’re easily visited. There are others I’d love to see… when I become a world traveler.

  4. Eileen Smithdeal says:

    Thanks for leading us to the “village Of Joy” site(with the weird houses). My kids and I are having so much fun looking at all the neat stuff over there. Check out the 3-D sidewalk art. So Neat!!!!