Well, I guess now the cat’s out of the bag. It’s June 1st peeps. That means it’s SUMMER. Are you enjoying it yet? You’ve got a scant 3 months to get everything in – the vacations, the swimming, the sprinklers, the popsicles, the bug bites. I’m tempted to schedule it all into a little calendar, with a different quintessential summer activity blocked out every day that Birdie’s not in summer day camp. Because I know what happens otherwise. Sept. 1st arrives and 65% of the things I thought we’d have all-the-time-in-the-world for remain untouched. Sigh, such is the plague of modern life. Too many aspirations! Even if those aspirations are as simple as getting the hammock up in the backyard, which never did happen last summer?! I’ll just pencil it in for June this year.
Round about the internet, these were my favorite links of the week:
- I’ve got to find this book. MiniEco the blog has now released a new book: Eco-Friendly Crafting with Kids! I’ve loved all of her crafts forever, and I can’t wait to see what’s inside the book. via LMNOP blog.
- Design for Mankind unearthed these gorgeous snakes, a part of a large roomful of snakes in Lionel Esteve’s art installation.
- I’m finally catching up on all the NY Design Week coverage (gee, wish I could have just been there instead!) and this minimalist take on a Croquet Set at Wanted Design is a lovely example of the playful side of the findings. via Core77
- And this over-sized wooden beaded pendant lamp? I’d love to see it hanging in a nursery. It makes me want to hit the craft stores looking for my own beads and a lamp cord. Inspiration and flattery and yada yada yada.
- Here’s a combo of retro and modern: family photographer Sarah Sloboda will include a 3D viewmaster roll of your family portraits – get out your Viewmaster! via Daily Candy.
- Um, Manhattanhenge. Yes, it exists. Twice a year, the sun finally lines up with the city streets of New York for a perfect linear sunset. Apparently people flock to this event. via Core77.