My discoveries of the week (first four pictured, clockwise from top left)!
♠ These shoes are called “Guide Me Home.” They have a programmable GPS under the insoles and light up in different patterns depending on how far you are from your destination. Neat, but my favorite detail is the gorgeous maps ingrained on the soles. It looks similar to the Twin Peaks town map.
♠ As you might have known, I am very fond of Melanie’s “In a Box” series, even making a few of my own, and she created a beautiful fall one this week. I need to get on a fall care package for my brother!
♠ Found via the Letter Writers Alliance blog, Ann Shen has a beautiful series of postcards called “Bad Girls Throughout History.” Since I am still participating in 31 Postcards in 31 Days, I am thinking my postcard buddies might love to receive one of them. Or I will just enlarge them and hang em on the wall.
♠ For you crafty, sew-y types, Spoonflower’s blog is a treasure! I get way in over my head thinking I could do some of those things (I’m a long way from sewing The Beau his own shirt), but making a tea towel with handwritten recipes on them seems like a simple way to start my sewing skills ablaze.
♠ I can’t describe how fascinating this Asgarda is, so I will just quote from the site: “In the Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the ‘Asgarda’, the women seek complete autonomy from men.”
♠ Remember my post about my pedometer, and how I made a goal to walk more? Turns out, even Thomas Jefferson and Da Vinci were obsessed with step-counting! More about that in this great read about buying a fitbit and the desire of “feeding” it.
♠ And of course, Art of Manliness. This week’s article choice is a guest post on the journey into record collecting. My record collecting secret: I sometimes buy records I already own. Not every single one, but some I feel the urge to give them a home. The Cars, Pink Floyd, Otis Redding – I buy them if they’re there. Sometimes I find a newbie and am able to give them one of mine as a kind of mind-expansion sharing, but yes, I have three copies of The Cars’ self-titled.