Lovers & Rags

The Impractical, Do Not Touch, Shelves

Posted in Amusing, Art, Books / Words / Articles, For the House by Michelle on January 9, 2010

Interesting,…… piece of art.

Do Not Touch (counterbalanced shelves)
5 pine planks (each 6 feet), 5 metal brackets, tools and materials from the gallery utility closet or found on the gallery grounds. Each of the five shelves that comprise this work is balanced on a single bracket. All maintain their level balance by the precise placement of the objects they bear.

(Via Eatock)

The Man Who Was Thursday

Posted in Books / Words / Articles by Michelle on September 10, 2009

I’m currently reading this book on the Stanza app. Not done yet but I’d like to comment on how cool the cover art is.

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The Jewel of Seven Stars

Posted in Books / Words / Articles by Michelle on September 3, 2009

Very good book, I give it 7 stars.

I’m on a big Stanza kick right now. Stanza is an amazing reading App for the iPhone through which you can download A LOT of classic books. Why pay for them if they’re made available for free?

I think I had, at one point, read 5 different George Macdonald novels, back to back. Love him! (I’ll probably review him and his books). But, I needed a slight change, so downloaded a book by Bram Stoker with a cool name, “The Jewel of Seven Stars.” I thought it would have vampires in it, but I was completely wrong, thank goodness. I needed a break from vampires as well–Twilight! True Blood!

First Edition Cover Art

First Edition Cover Art

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Anthem by Ayn Rand

Posted in Books / Words / Articles, Reviews by Michelle on August 29, 2009

I’ve just finished reading “Anthem” by Ayn Rand. It is a novella that was published in 1938 in England, but was unable to find a publisher in America until 1946. 

Anthem Cover Art

Anthem Cover Art

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