Bonnie Burton (previously) is a favorite around these parts, thanks both to her keen eye for awesomeness, and her next book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy (Oct 18), looks like a big ole ball of perfect. — Read the rest
Our friend Bonnie Burton Burton has a terrific new book out called Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change. In it, Bonnie explains the "mean girl" syndrome, and why even nice girls sometimes can be mean to other girls. — Read the rest
Episode #10 of the Boing Boing Boing podcast is out! Our guest for this edition is Bonnie Burton of Lucasfilm and grrl.com fame, author of the just-released book You Can Draw Star Wars (Amazon link) . In today's podcast, we probe the universe (and Bonnie's brain), asking…
This week's Guestbar Blogger is the splendiferous Bonnie Burton, publisher of grrl.com. I'm looking forward to the whimsical items she's sure to post. I met Bonnie about seven or eight years ago in Boulder, Colorado, when she was a VJ for a public television station there. — Read the rest
Over the weekend my friend Bonnie Burton (a writer who was a recent guest on my Cool Tools podcast) asked on Twitter, "What is your favorite book that you're currently reading? I'm always curious what folks like to read!"
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What is your favorite book that you're currently reading?
Na-nu, na-nu fellow trekkies! The Kenneth Cobonpue Star Wars Collection features Dark Side-themed chairs and end-tables, a wookie "rocking stool" (hot tip: ask for a sample before you get the whole stool!), and the standout, a powder-coated metal light-saber-battle lamp in two sizes.
Is there anything Adam Savage can't build?
His new Discovery TV show attempts to answer the riddle.
Ladies and gentlemen, the twisted imaginations of Wil Wheaton and Bonnie Burton.
"We find that LEGO investments outperform large stocks, bonds, gold and other alternative investments, yielding the average return of at least 11% (8% in real terms) in the sample period 1987-2015," write the authors of a study titled LEGO – The Toy of Smart Investors. — Read the rest
In the five years since I first wrote about "Autonomous sensory meridian response" (ASMR) a folk-neurological condition that describes the pleasant shivers some people experience when hearing certain soft noises, ASMR has gone mainstream — my ten year old daughter describes the texture of the slime she makes as "really ASMR."
Robbie Barrat is generating warped, surreal paintings using artificial intelligence and the results are really something.
Usually the machine just paints people as blobs of flesh with tendrils and limbs randomly growing out – I think it's really surreal. I wonder if that's how machines see us…
Here's Bonnie Burton in CNET:
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The results are surreal.
I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. — Read the rest
The Stormtrooper Decanter is on back-order, but you can pre-order one from the next batch for £22 — it's based on Andrew Ainsworth's original movie helmet moulds from 1976, and will provide endless opportunities to point to lowball glasses and say things like "aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper drink?" — Read the rest
Today sees the publication of Bonnie Burton's (previously) long-awaited new book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy.
John Williams' original score for the first Star Wars movie has been reissued as two picture-discs: the Death Star, Vader, Tie Fighters and Chewie and Han; it's $35 to pre-order for shipping on Sept 30. (via Bonnie Burton)
L.A.'s infamous Chateau Marmont was the brainchild of famed attorney Fred Horowitz, who built it after returning from a vacation in Europe, where he'd been photographing the gothic castles and chateaus along the Loire Valley River in France. In 1929, The Chateau Marmont opened its doors to the Hollywood elite, billed as "Los Angeles's newest, finest and most exclusive apartment house superbly situated…" (Google the rest.) — Read the rest