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September 26, 2006

Coffee Cards

I love Peet's coffee, and I just had to order a sampler...to test out the affiliate system. I'm loving the coffee! There's a Peet's over the hill from me, so paying for shipping is wasteful. But I still want to benefit GalaxyGoo. Happily, Peet's has a Card program, so I can just buy a reloadable card and benefit GalaxyGoo with my local purchase.

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September 21, 2006

Peter Sis

treeOfLife.JPG Peter Sis's illustrations are in a class of their own--combining traditional etching with and modern techniques. His illustrated biographies of Charles Darwin and Gallileo Galiliei are detailed and mesmerizing. He captures the brilliance of these two great thinkers, and adds his own. These two books are essentials for any library, for either children or grown. I bought them for myself, but my kids love them.

September 19, 2006

Ernst Haeckel - Art Forms in Nature

haeckel_1.JPG The scientific illustrations of Ernst Haeckel are remarkable, and works of art in themselves. When I need some inspiration, I often pull down one of these books, curl up in a comfy chair, and enjoy the work of a genius.

September 06, 2006

Lava Lamps

I love my lava lamp! I can't imagine my office without it. This updated version has a metallic sheen to them, with the original hypnotic-organic-blobby movement.


Ugly Dolls!

These are the ugliest-cutest plush toy out there. Kids love 'em! You'll warm up to them, too.

Ice Bat is a particular favorite among the 7-year-olds that I know.
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