the courtyard of a renovated palazzo, now “The Number 6” in Turin, Italy; Designed by building, Images Courtesy of Piero Ottaviano
Reblog if your cramps have ever
- made you vomit
- lasted between 2-3 days
- stopped you from being able to walk or run
- made you cry
It’s not considered a viable excuse on any occasion, and I would like to know why.
Herman Miller Pretzel Chair
In this ANTIQUES ROADSHOW web appraisal, John Sollo appraises a wonderful Herman Miller Pretzel Chair.
We already know that reading is awesome, but today we learned that cats enjoy reading too. In Pennsylvania the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a wonderful program called Book Buddies that invites children in grades 1-8 to visit the shelter and read to their cats.
Kids participating in the program get to improve their reading skills and hang out with cute cats while providing much-desired company for the cats at the shelter awaiting adoption. The ARL says that the “cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.”
And then we get to enjoy these incredibly sweet photos.
Click here to learn more about the Book Buddies program and view more photos.
Cuttlefish are awesome but, as much as we’d like to have a little cuttlefish friend, it’s probably not a good idea to try to keep one as a pet. Thankfully we just discovered this shiny alternative that could happily live in our pockets.
Designed by Bathsheba Sculpture, this beautiful cuttlefish is made of solid steel and functions as a bottle opener. They’re also available in bronze and plastic (but without the bottle opener functionality). Click here to order.
This is the happiest picture I’ve ever seen
Googie Architecture | SAMBO’S Restaurant Chain
These photos look like they were taken just yesterday. Well, not really. They’re actually 40-50 years old (Kodak Vericolor Type L film with a 4 x 5 view camera and 90 mm wide angle lens)! Photographer Tim Putz was a personal friend of the Battistone family, the original owners of the Sambo’s Restaurant enterprise. They commissioned him from 1964 to 1970 to photograph the first 25 Sambo’s restaurants in the growing chain.
At one time there were 1200 locations across America. Today, only one Sambo’s Restaurant remains — the very first one that still stands at its original location on the beach in Santa Barbara. - Via: 1 | 2
Because library porn