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geek dad day & buckminster fuller forts

by mari

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Welcome to your weekend! How were your first 2 weeks of Summertime? Sometimes I wish my well-insulated little Minnesota house had long walls of continuous bi-fold doors that just folded out of sight. That might be the only way I could actually breathe in enough of our short-lived summer air. Oh, yeah, and I was just diagnosed with Shingles, so I’m in the mood to lounge on the soft sofa and look out onto all-things-summer while cradling my tender arm, versus sitting in the midst of the hot sunshine. Sigh. Let’s hope it clears up fast so I can get back into summer-mode!

Round about the world wide web this week:

  • Last minute gifts for dads keeping you up at night? Inhabitots has some great eco-friendly and well-designed DIY ideas to keep you on track.
  • Wow, Paper toys like this bring the whole genre to a new level, see many more detailed paper sculptures by Papero that you can build at Design Milk.
  • Daily Candy highlighted a great new subscription toy company called Little Pnuts – it’s totally geared towards toy snobs like me!
  • Love the idea of the portable food truck? I’m more in love with this super cool Art Truck, via Design Public.
  • What a cool concept – Geek Dad Day on Father’s Day! Visit Wired Magazine’s Geek Dad Day for tons of DIY project ideas, and things Dads can do with their kids – like a Buckminster Fuller inspired Blanket Fort. AWESOME.
  • This sweet post on the reality of What Does Motherhood Feel Like? totally resonated with me this week, I love this line: “…when you are a mom, your heart is always a little bit broken because your children are going to have to go through life and you love them too much for this to happen…”

Have a wonderful summer weekend everyone – drink some lemonade for me!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sam June 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

Gosh I hope you get better soon Mari, already having hang-out withdrawal from ya.
As usual though – you find the best gifts for anyone – these are great! Love the last article. Get better Mari!


2 mari June 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Sam, it’s both better and worse than my assumptions of what Shingles would feel like. I’m just hoping it settles down quickly.


3 Lynnelise June 16, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Nice Website, Mari!
Lots of cool, colorful toys, etc.
I pray you feel better soon so you can go out and enjoy the summer!


4 Miz Big June 17, 2012 at 7:56 am

Thanks so much!


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