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.
I had a lot of fun with this one—turns out when you work with, for, around, and at books approximately 17/6 (I do parent and sleep when truly necessary) and ask your friends for cool stuff to post on Thursdays, you get a lot of cool book-related stuff.
Alice on the Runway at Watership Down
No, not really. It’s in London.
My alternative title was Reason #768,987 to visit England.
(Downith and Vonnie, you’re tied for #1)
Artist Don Gray gave a garage door a library look for Lee Dembert,
a former book reviewer for the LA Times.
I knew what this was before I opened the attachment, because my friend Siobhan likes to use subject lines that are nearly as long as her e-mail messages.
So instead of “Cool art!” or “Want that!” my first thought when I saw this image was “Whoa! That’s a really clean garage!”
And my second was, “Is that track lighting? What on earth needs to be directly lit in a garage?”
His rare, first edition Chilton’s Manuals?
And does he know the damage direct lighting can do to those schematics?
For all the DIYers
Roger Light shows you how to paint a trompe l’oeil bookcase very, very quickly.
I love how the time lapse makes the books pop into 3-D like magic.
Which, in a way, I guess they did.
Little Prince Sighting
Not sure where this is, but that it exists somewhere is good enough for me.
It’s Always Literate in Portland
Even the parking garages.
If this isn’t awesome enough,
The stairwells give you something to read
while you’re looking for your car.
(first photo by Michael R. Allen)
Hey, Lyra! Wanna go to Australia?
We can put Sherry in charge of the plane tickets and Laura in charge of the map.
Or we could stay here and start a band called the Melborne Timequakes.
Let me know.
Entirely wrong and yet so remarkably realistic . . .
(Dee? Kev? Did you send me this?)