Saturday, July 5, 2008

Seashores Icosahedron

Spent last night constructing a Regular Icosahedron from a beat-up copy of A Golden Guide: Seashores. There are some lovely bivalve diagrams.
The instructions were in Unit Polyhedron Origami by Tomoko Fuse.
I have a falling apart Essential Fantastic Four Volume One
that is just screaming to be turned into a 90 unit Truncated Icosahedron.

Pigs in Blankets

Got this recipe from the 1957 Betty Crocker's Cook Book for Boys and Girls. If I had seen this image as a child I might have never eaten Pigs in Blankets again. Too bad there's no Chicken a la King recipe. I would love to see the drawing for that.

I wonder if tofu dogs fall into the weiner or the frankfurter family?

Pigs in Blankets + Potato Salad = Yum.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Yay! The Godzilla print I purchased from monster gallery arrived safely from Singapore!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Edible Wild Plant: Mecha-Meck

Wild Potato Vine, or Mecha-Meck, or Man-of-the-Earth

This root weighed 15 pounds. It grows along roadsides and in open waste lands from Connecticut west to southern Ontario, Michigan, and Kansas, and south to Florida and Texas. Member of the morning-glory family and very close relative of the Sweet Potato.

From a lovely book by Oliver Perry Medsger, Edible Wild Plants (1939).
This one
looks a bit like a dog--reminds me of a pet a Jack Kirby monster might have.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

great find

Found these great old printers blocks when out searching for a twelve. A perfect fit for the cover. Why was the punctuation never used?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Considering binding techniques for 12/12. Think I'll keep it simple and stick with the 3 hole ledger variety. Better keep it to a small print run unless I can train my cat to punch holes while I'm at work.

My favorite bookbinding book is Japanese Bookbinding: Instuctions from a Master Craftsman by Kojiro Ikegami (1986). I really should buy my own copy.
Thank you, library--for unlimited renewals!