Findings–Jan. 22, 2016

TGIF. We were short staffed this week in the library due to illnesses, and I felt like I was being pulled in a hundred directions. But, it’s finally over, and I’m home and we’ve got no plans for tomorrow, which means I can spend the day reading and stitching. Woo hoo!

Here are a few things that captured my attention this week:

I’m on Instagram! And I’m completely addicted. I love, love, love seeing everyone’s photos. If you’re a fellow Instagramer, follow me.

Keri Smith is coming out with a new book. Yay! I have all of her books, and I love her deceptively simple illustration style.

I wasted a lot of time a couple days ago exploring the world’s largest train set via Google Street View. It’s insane and wonderful.

Mollie Makes has 16 collections “to inspire your next trip to the thrift shop.” The article reminded me of a review I read recently for the book Collected: Living with the Things You Love. I don’t really collect stuff myself, but I love seeing other people’s collections.

This 1993 New Yorker article about magician Ricky Jay led me down a rabbit hole of looking stuff up and searching for YouTube videos of Jay performing. It’s a long article, but I was mesmerized.

Video of the Week

“Le Petit Chef” by Skullmapping. A tiny chef interacts with a real dining table in this animated short. The animation is projected onto the table to create an awesome illusion.

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