Internet Menu: Snail Slime and Lipstick Robots

Photo Cred: Unsplash
Photo Cred: Unsplash

Happy March, everybody! First and foremost: if you’re looking for a new book to fill your idle hours, please please please read The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. I made the mistake of reading it in a public place (I got all sniffly), AND I made the mistake of thinking I could open it up, read a couple chapters, and then actually do productive things with my day. Here’s an excerpt.

Okay. On to links!

If you’ve always secretly wondered if you’re cutting your asparagus/carrots/mushrooms/soup correctly, you’ll love Stylecaster’s “How to Cut Vegetables and Fruit The Right Way.”

Tiny child named Brielle teaches a geography class. Watch this one if your heart’s in need of a warmin’.

This girl turned her back brace into a steampunk masterpiece, and WOW what a great idea!

What’s that? You wanted an ENTIRE VINE CHANNEL filled with baby goats? It’s your lucky day.

On a more serious note: if you live in New York City, and you’re interested in keeping the city affordable, check out this group: the Real Estate Investment Cooperative.

We are working together to secure permanently affordable space for civic, cultural, and cooperative use in NYC. We are incubating a NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (NYC REIC) that leverages the political power and patient investments of members to stabilize neighborhoods and build an inclusive, resilient city.

A real, actual beauty headline: Cover Your Face in Snail Slime.

Another saccharine-sweet video of little kids–this time, talking about their crushes.

This artist works with fans and ultra-light fabric to create gorgeous, ephemeral installations. Click here for his portfolio, or just take a look at this really pretty video of one of his pieces.

What would the earth be like if it was shaped like a donut?

A lipstick robot.

And lest you think there aren’t enough food-related links, here’s the inventor of the lipstick robot with a chopping machine.

Finally, some posts of mine you might have missed: a beautiful french lemon cake and a fascinating interview with Sarah Lohman of “Four Pounds Flour.”

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