Hello. This blog is a gimish of things that I've discovered online. It's my personal 'scrapbook' of various things that pique my interest- or that I find amusing- that I wish to collect in one place for future browsing, and to share items of interest with my partner, family, and a few close friends who are not "tumblrs" themselves, but nevertheless visit my blog on a regular basis.
I'm a gay male "of a certain age," and was in school for a large portion of my life (including seven years of postgraduate work.) Though currently living in the Midwest for job reasons, I have traveled and lived in many places in the U.S. over the years. I have been partnered for 21 years, and my interests include piano, literature, travel, music, theater, art, and much else, as you no doubt can gather from the blog.
If I've unwittingly posted something here that is not to be shared with others, accept my apology, and please let me know the URL for deletion.
Thank you, and enjoy!
origami piece that I never finished. I was planning on making a bouquet of kusudama flowers :)
instructions on how to make them (its really easy!)= http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-kusudama-flower.html
A tour of the Barbie Dreamhouse in Berlin, Germany:
The life-sized Dreamhouse offers visitors the chance to try on Barbie’s clothes in her walk-in closet an enjoy a tour of the living room and kitchen.
Did we find any parties? Not exactly: the house is a bit quieter than the usual stereotype.
Photos: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
CycleHangers by Oliver Staiano
Reused BMX bicycle parts
What’s bicycle hangers doing in this closet when I told you: no bicycle hangers EVER!!!
A PICTURE WALK THROUGH PHILADELPHIA’S MAGIC GARDENS
There’s nothing quite like Isaiah Zagar’s (award-winning mosaic mural artist) mosaic playground… last night I popped over to the Magic Gardens for Garden Sips - a great night out to support PMA’s annual Street Festival ART/GAGE: Celebrate Philly Creativity.
As the sun started going down, and the Garden lit up, I took the opportunity to take some great shots. Enjoy… And if you’re in Philly, make sure you stop by and experience the Gardens for yourself. Maybe even treat yourself to a Mosaic Mural Workshop with Isaiah himself.
Philadelphia Magic Gardens / 1020 South Street / Philadelphia, PA
Louis-Emile Durandelle (1839 -1917) Le Nouvel Opera de Paris, Sculpture Ornementale circa 1866 Albumen print from wet plate negative