Did you know that there is a Kneading Conference? I would love to attend this.
Did you know that Vatican City has a football/soccer team?
28 lovely quotes about libraries.
The newest museum under the Smithsonian Institution is the still-under-construction National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum has a wonderful tumblr featuring 5 You Should Know, entries that feature 5 Americans of African descent from various walks of life that we all should know about.
Find out what your job would be at Downton Abbey.
Very adorable bowling set.
Did you know that the Forbes Library, a public library, in Northampton, Massachusetts, is the only library in the United States that is charged with preserving a presidents papers. And the president is question-Calvin Coolidge. All of the other Presidential Libraries are under the jurisdiction of the National Archives.
Visit the charming digitized journal of Laura Jernegan, a girl on a whaling ship via the Martha's Vineyard Museum.
Places Wire is a site that offers a plethora of material on architecture, planning urban parks and various other topics. It is a curated feed of news and commentary planning and urbanism.
A slideshow of the best children's bookstores.
I would dearly love to have this Figue 15 candles. I must say the company's website leaves a lot to be desired, but I've heard that their candles are devine. Of course at $70.oo they should be. I was given an expensive candle as a gift a few years ago, and you can really tell the difference. So many of the cheaper candles always gave me a headache with their cloying sweetness or their lack of scent at all even though they were labeled as scented. Here is a better image of the Figue 15 candle.
That's all for this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
(I've had a lifelong dream of riding in sleigh, but the opportunity hasn't presented itself. There's just something about it-all of that magical snow, the horse, covered up with a nice blanket with my sweetie (or Boris Kodjoe-just kidding-of course my sweetie of 23 years) and possibly a mug of hot cocoa-Ahhhh!!!)
"Say that we are a puff of warm breath in a very cold universe. By this kind of reckoning we are either immeasurably insignificant or we are incalculably precious and interesting." ~ from the fabulous Marilyn Robinson's When I Was a Child I Read Books (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux\Macmillan).