O'Reilly is an editor at MAKE: Magazine,
which has a hopping blog of its own makezine.com),
and she is constantly coming across new and wonderful websites.She
loves Google so much she tries
to search her books, her purse and her room before she remembers
that it's not yet possible. Here are a few of her favorite links
BoingBoing for greenies, this blog has a constant stream of
great articles, websites and products that give you hope that we
just might manage to make the world a better place.
A great craft blog with a mixture of posts about crafters, artists,
exhibits and how-tos. If you like crafting at all (and you probably
wouldn't be looking at Sparrowpost if you didn't), this is stuff
you want to know.
A great collaborative site that lets users post instructions for
just about anything. It has an incredibly easy user interface (uploading
your own instructions is a snap) and it's amazing to see the bizarre,
cool, and even useful projects that people post. (Full disclosure:
my boyfriend started the site, but I promise I wouldn't subject
to you it if it weren't good.)
the fun you can have if you're a word nerd. This website has a compendium
of lost words, links to dictionaries, articles about words, and
all manner of other word-related trivia.
Exactly what it sounds like: a timeline showing when various foods
were introduced. Each food is linked to a history of the food and
wonderful quotes from various time periods. The OED of edibles.
Great blog about the intersection of art and technology (and
design and architecture and fashion and politics and life). Posts,
links and interviews about all of the aforementioned, and then some.
Plus, unlike most other blogs that collect information, this one
is run by just one girl! And she's Belgian and hot!
An amazing blog run by an artist who asked people to send anonymous
postcards (handmade or otherwise) with a secret they had never told
anyone before. The postcards are then posted on the blog and they
are funny and strange and beautiful. It's also been turned into
Run by Katherine Berenson, who's an expert on antique French
textiles, this site just charms my socks off. She only updates periodically,
but she finds amazing textile treasures and documents each piece
with comments and photos. And, if you're so inclined, you can buy
an 19th century schoolgirl sampler or pair of 18th century damask
breeches for less than the price of an ipod.
love this Mr. Jalopy, and I'm not afraid to say it. This blog is
mostly about vintage cars and old DIY tech, and is often over my
head, but it's still a treat. There was a rad recent post about
the top five sleeper cars of all time (the ones ya didn't appreciate
at the time) and another one about hippie caravans. Tasty.
www.finkbuilt.com Also mostly
about cars and DIY, but with a slightly different sensibility (you'll
see what I mean). Great step-by-step instructions for repeating
his experiments (everything from bottle rockets to restoring vintage
car seats to faking marble counters).
is AMAZING! It's a bunch of links to scans of drawings of different
styles of ancient Greek dress by J. Moyr Smith. Utterly charming.