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Codex of Endeavors

In my post on the four things makers should have, I mentioned that I had a sketchbook to record ideas and plan future projects:  a Codex of Endeavors.  This Codex is a more recent development because, despite what you might think, I wasn’t always this organized.  Originally when ideas hit, I...

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A Short Detour Into Modern History

At work, I try to keep my staff’s stress levels in check by having a “Word of the Day” or a “Trivia Question of the Day” posted on a white board.  The way this works is that I, or anyone on my staff, will write a word or trivia question...

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Mixing Beauty Back Into Our Lives

Art Nouveau, Deco, and late Victorian are fascinating design philosophies with their own distinct interpretation of beauty.  Art Nouveau takes its ques from nature with intricate, interwoven organic forms.  The design philosophy of the elves in the recent Lord of the Rings movies was based on Art Nouveau, and...

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Why I’ll Probably Have to Start Drinking…

Lately, antique glass bottles have caught my eye and taken a small toll on my wallet.  They are inexpensive and are often much older than people realize.  Many of the bottles now on the market are “dug” which means they have been excavated from where they were thrown away...

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