An explosion of links! I’ve been seeing & reading so many good things lately I just had to include them all, from beaded hamburgers, 500 year old bras, & cardboard bicycles to functional Lego looms. I hope you enjoy.
- Here’s a handy dandy guide for gardeners. It tells you what to plant each month depending on what US region you live in.
- The first bras existed in the 15th c! That we know of. A complete lack of bras before the early 1900’s had convinced fashion historians that they just didn’t exist prior to that. Recently, several 500+ year old bras were found in an Austrian castle that blows that assumption away. Having gone to art school, I’ve heard the whole ‘no idea is new’ argument a few times more than I’d care to. But this kind of supports that. I wonder what other daily inventions we use that have longer histories than we think. Here’s another article about the find, but this one ends with a contemporaneous poem, ie thoughts about breasts haven’t evolved much.
- Great pictures of Edwardian street fashion. Need I say more?
- A fully functional bicycle made out of cardboard.
- An article showing some advancements in knitting, including knitted shoes by Nike & software that maps & realistically models knitting patterns.
- A short history on muslin fabric.
- A fantastic little video on tips for sewing jackets. I’ve been wanting to take part in patternreview.com’s August jacket sewing contest. My goal was to finish two jackets. Maybe not attainable now I’m moving, but this video is making me want to try. And now I’ve found out about Peggy Sagers I must look up more of her tips.
- A whimsical beaded hamburger. I would not have had the patience for this, but it’s very impressive. I especially like how different beads were used for different parts of the burger.
- Another slice of fantastic, although this one can probably be called magnificent too. A great satire on healthy eating. If you’re interested in food politics or health or dieting it’s a must read.
- It makes sense, but my mind is a little blown. Antarctica used to be a rainforest.
- Here’s a trick for growing sweeter tomatoes.
- A very cute & modern free dress pattern. It reminds me of a self-drafted dress I made years ago.
- A scary infographic on what multitasking does to our brains.
- An interesting survey on what people perceive wealth distribution to be & what their ideal distribution would be. All participants- irregardless of gender & political affiliation- wanted the wealth distribution to be about the same.
- See which Olympic athlete body type you have. I am most like a diver or a weightlifter.
- A loom made out of Legos. And it weaves by itself. I want one.
Sometimes browsing the Internet can be like getting sucked down a rabbit hole.