1. My dad loves to give strange and clever gifts. For my 21st birthday he really outdid himself. As an architecture enthusiast my dad thoughtfully gifted me a 3 foot tall marionette of an [elderly] Frank Lloyd Wright, complete with a coat draped on his shoulders and a cane.
I was stunned, as you can imagine. In college “Frank,”  as he came to be called,became the centerpiece of a game where my friends and I would try to scare each other, hiding him in closets, bags, and hanging in odd places.
The artist who made Frank makes marionettes of famous Wisconsinites.  Do you know who else is a famous Wisconsinite? Liberace (above).  If you’re wondering how to tell that special someone, “I love you” or “I’m watching you in your sleep,” here you go.
- Molly

Today we revisit the interview with the director of Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh. He talks about the man who practically invented bling: Liberace.
via The Wisconsin Historical Society

    My dad loves to give strange and clever gifts. For my 21st birthday he really outdid himself. As an architecture enthusiast my dad thoughtfully gifted me a 3 foot tall marionette of an [elderly] Frank Lloyd Wright, complete with a coat draped on his shoulders and a cane.

    I was stunned, as you can imagine. In college “Frank,”  as he came to be called,became the centerpiece of a game where my friends and I would try to scare each other, hiding him in closets, bags, and hanging in odd places.

    The artist who made Frank makes marionettes of famous Wisconsinites.  Do you know who else is a famous Wisconsinite? Liberace (above).  If you’re wondering how to tell that special someone, “I love you” or “I’m watching you in your sleep,” here you go.

    - Molly

    Today we revisit the interview with the director of Behind the CandelabraSteven Soderbergh. He talks about the man who practically invented bling: Liberace.


    via The Wisconsin Historical Society

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    Glowing Skateboard Filmed With Drones

    Directed by Jan Minol, FIREFLY was created using a glowing skateboard and cameras mounted on remote control helicopters. - Continue reading at HUH Magazine.

    According to Farhad Manjoo over at Slate, there’s no thing like 'Drones for the Holidays'. He has rounded up the best in flying toys for the guy in your life who loves drones. And we’ve all got at least one of them.

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  1. From producer AnnMarie Baldonado, a gift idea for the cross-stitching Wes Anderson fan in your life. Says AnnMarie:







You would still have to have a lot of time to get this done by the holidays. Or maybe you can beg the British Etsy seller to do it for you?







The Fresh Air interview with Wes Anderson. View in High-Res

    From producer AnnMarie Baldonado, a gift idea for the cross-stitching Wes Anderson fan in your life. Says AnnMarie:

    You would still have to have a lot of time to get this done by the holidays. Or maybe you can beg the British Etsy seller to do it for you?

    The Fresh Air interview with Wes Anderson.

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Lao Tzu, Plato, Freud, Jung, and other famous philosophers, artists and scientists as finger puppets from Philosophers Guild.
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    Holy gift idea!

    Lao Tzu, Plato, Freud, Jung, and other famous philosophers, artists and scientists as finger puppets from Philosophers Guild.

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