The best part of this marvelous guide is the "draw the rest of the owl" moment halfway in where you must perform an act of origami with a single hand that must simultaneously hold a corner down—and then are told you must next do two corners simultaneously. That said, I'm going to practice it until I get it, because I hate tape. Frankly, I don't know why we've created a world so dependent in so many ways on thin, easily split sticky tape that desperately wants to coil in on itself.
Still looking for gifts for art book-loving friends or family? Just in time for holiday gift giving (or wish-listing) here a few reviews the best art books I discovered this year. From the Land of the Totem Poles "From The Land of The Totem Poles" by Aldona Jonaitis [Amazon] is a wonderful read that is… READ THE REST
I compulsively buy precision screwdriver sets and sit there for hours arranging them neatly. I don't even have a self-built PC or barely-accessible Mac anymore. No need for a T8, nor a Δ2.3. I just like arranging my precision screwdrivers and staring bleakly into space while I contemplate the imminent collapse of the American republic… READ THE REST
We received a gift for our young son and have elected not to deploy it. But it might be your cup of tea! Behold the Foyee Potty Training Urinal [Amazon], designed to resemble a large frog, its mouth gaping to receive the golden liquor, its eyes thirsty for young piss. The 12" x 8" x… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Nearly a year after the industry-recognized TIOBE Index anointed Python as the world's no. 1 most used programming language, it appears that Python use has only continued to expand its already impressive grip. "It is… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. When you're out camping or hiking, you may sometimes run into emergencies where a standard battery-operated flashlight just won't cut it, let alone your smartphone's flashlight. In these cases, you'll be glad you were carrying a… READ THE REST
A sharp, reliable knife is one of those tools most folks don't think about carrying around, but there are countless everyday situations where a blade might be useful. You can use it to slice through hard-to-open packages, start fires, clear brush while hiking, cut food during camping trips, and much more. Still, a utility knife can be… READ THE REST