Merlin Mann writes a chewy blog about personal productivity, lifehacks, and making your time streeeetch a little bit farther. He's just entered the world of podcasting with his excellent 43 Folders Podcast. Memorable recent episodes include "Goin' On A Media Diet," "The Myth of Multitasking," and "The To-Have-Done List." Give it a listen -- it's five minutes that'll leave you with plenty of ideas for ways to carve out more crafting-time.
if you are in NYC you might want to go to this very nice, high end, holiday craft sale at divine studio. sat. 12/3 10-5, 21 e. 4th st, suite 605 (at lafayette). with goodies from perch, thorn and when we were young. feel free to pick me something up.
F.A.T. or Friday after Thanksgiving, can only mean one thing in Boston: The Chain Reaction at M.I.T.
Arthur Ganson, artist and inventor, has staged this event at M.I.T. since 1999, so that people had something to do besides shop. Teams of families and friends build individual tabletop chain reactions which then get hooked up to a whole gym full of other chain reactions and then they're set in motion, which leads to another chain reaction...
Usually these contraptions are quite elaborate, involving spinning Barbies, rolling jars of honey, Lego ramps and falling marbles, balloons inflating to cause a weight to drop, causing a rabbit to amble down an incline...
A huge crowd watches with anticipation to see what will unfold next, and there's wild laughter and cheering when the end of one chain reaction meets the beginning of another.
If you'll be in Boston, teams can register online by Nov. 19 and the event is open (there is admission fee) to anyone who wants to watch. Friday, Nov. 25, 1-4PM at Rockwell Cage Gymnasium (M.I.T.).