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I’m on vacation this week, but as we are too poor to actually travel anywhere I will just post random stuff in between sleeping and reading.

This is pretty cool…and an unusual art process. Bozo would have been proud, bless his big red nose!

“Bending Balloons into Giant Flowers”

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No, I haven’t seen the new Batman movie…but I did find something very cool I want to build:

The Book Cave  :  Read about it in the New York Times here. I wonder if I can convince our library to put one in the children’s room?

Although I imagine it would need to be up a bit higher, as I can’t seem to get down and up as well as I used to when I was younger. Still, this reminds me of the cool bunk bed house my Dad made for me when I was in the first grade. He took a big piece of plywood and bolted it onto a standard bunk bed frame. It had a big circle cutout to provide access into the lower bunk bed and steps cut into one side so you could climb onto the top bunk. I loved that thing!

Here’s a way to combine the two:

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  Click on the photos above and there’s a link to more pictures of the step-by-step building process. It has a bed inside and a little closet, too. Wheeee!

And, for everything bookshelf related…and I do mean everything…check out this blog. I like the twisted grandfather clock bookcase here and the oddly compelling yet insane idea of creating a bookstore shelved just by color here.

Finally, I think we can all see the irony here. The crafter turns books into shelves into art. Very nice! (oh, and another here, too).

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