December 19, 2009
Valery Gergiev conducts — with a toothpick
Put me down, for one.
bookofjoe's winter wonderland
Above and below, what Gray Cat and I see when we look out the window right now.
Below, a yardstick against the inner glass.
If you look closely at the next two pictures, taken level with the top of the snowfall, you'll see the snow is nearly 19" high.
Consider also that the patio outside is 3" lower than my living room floor, so that comes to... hold on a sec, let me get my calculator... 22" of snow on the ground so far here at bookofjoe World Headquarters®™©.
And it continues to come steadily down.
Matryoshka Measuring Cups
Six dry-measure cups nest neatly just like traditional Russian nesting dolls.
1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 cup.
"Originally produced as a limited edition for the design store Twenty Twentyone in collaboration with Fairtrade, we've managed to secure the last of the production run. An Industrial Facility shopping bag on first-name terms with designers and made from Fairtrade Certified Cotton."
BehindTheMedspeak: Archimedes creates virtual people and the body synthetic
Dr. David Eddy created Archimedes.
If you can envision it, Philippe Tournaire can make it
Above, the Red-Orange Carambole Ring, featuring one 1.29 ct red sapphire, one 0.78 ct red sapphire, two rubies totaling 0.35 ct, and diamonds totaling 0.72 ct. (€10,999.99).
Colored Diamonds Carambole Ring, with 30 diamonds totaling 2.24 ct. (€25,000).
Barbie x Christian Louboutin — 'Even the tiniest feet deserve Louboutins!'
"The first of three dolls in this collection, Barbie by Christian Louboutin comes in a sleek back catsuit and golden sandals with signature Louboutin red soles. Doll comes with four pairs of shoes, miniature shoe boxes, cloth shoe bags and a 2010 calendar diary recounting her year in Paris with godfather Christian."
But all is not lost.
They're still available (on backorder) here for the same price beginning January 7, 2010.
After that the sky's the limit on eBay.