Random Thursday: Random Remnants of Revelry

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

And you thought we were done with the holidays . . .



Hint for next Gift-Getting Season #1

Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev,
a graphic artist and a painting teacher from the Ukraine,
make the best porcelain creatures ever.

And you KNOW I know from amazing tchotchkes.


They make spectacular rabbits (those TOES!)
lovely owls, wise turtles, playful kitties
and other whimsical, beautifully painted critters,
some no more than two inches long—
including crickets and a variety of adorable flies.


Fly15I only wish I could read their website
and afford the shipping fees . . .


Want More Christmas Cookies?

But don’t have enough  holiday cheer left to get through the prepwork and clean up?

Have a two-minute meringuehack,
with bonus Why-Didn’t-I-Think-Of-That egg separation!

It works!  It’s yummy!
Let ’em cool first!  Ow, my tongue!


Schrödinger’s Flake

This Snowflake both does and does not exist in a single sheet of paper.


If you want to give it a little nudge,
the too-cool physics magazine Symmetry
(of course there are—hush)
is offering downloadable patterns for several flaky Nobel Prize-winning physicists.

Don’t know what the half-life is for those patterns (HEY-o!) so better grab ’em now!


Hint for next Gift-Getting Season #2

Benjamin Shine Studios makes a lot of cool stuff.

Like the Rekindle—
a candle holder that saves and reforms the wax from one candle
to make another!

Benjamin Shine Rekindle

Elegant, economic, and fun to watch.

These aren’t in production, yet,
but apparently the response to the prototype has been so good,
the studio is looking for a manufacturer.

Here’s hoping for next year!


And Now, For the Rest of the Story

I know this is two or three days late,
but that’s just par for the course, really.


Have a Very Merry
It’s All Finally Over But the Tree Dismantlement,

(what do you mean, that’s just us?)