1. This Piece of Music, “Michelle’s First Day at the White House” by BLKBOK – Exquisite.
[Found at my dentist’s office. Thank goodness for Shazam!]
2. This Tatty Devine Pin – I had been looking forward to seeing the Alice in Wonderland exhibit (called Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser) for over a year and then the pandemic hit. The V&A, like all museums and theaters and other public venues in the world, had to close down for a significant period of time. They eventually re-opened their doors and the exhibit was rescheduled but it is only running through December 31st and it is not virtual. Sadly I will not be traveling anywhere by plane before next year as I am in the high-risk category. Sigh. (I did a bit of damage ordering from the V&A gift shop though.)
3. This Railing in Naples, Italy – I always love seeing public places that make the extra effort to address barriers, in this case for persons with disabilities.
This railing on gazebo in Naples has braille describing the view for blind people. More of this please. pic.twitter.com/MQiKwBeT7u— Rob N Roll 🎃™️ (@thegallowboob) August 8, 2021
[Found via MessyNessyChic]
4. These Photos of Past Diwali Celebrations – Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights celebrated annually. It has become more of a national holiday and is celebrated not only by Hindus but also by people of the Jain, Sikh, and Buddhist faiths as well.
Diwali is one of the major celebrations in India. It lasts about five days. ” The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.” (National Geographic Kids website)
This year Diwali is on November 4th.
5. This True Crime Podcast – The genre of True Crime has been around for centuries and it’s popularity has ebbed and flowed but in the past few years it has really gone mainstream. And in doing so it has also come under quite a bit of scrutiny. One big criticism it’s been getting is that it is primarily a white woman’s genre and that there is a lot of problems that go along with that truth.
But now we have Celisia Stanton who is helping those of us who are True Crime fans feel a little less guilty about our obsession.
6. This Artist, named Selchauni – She’s from Moscow and I ordered a few of her postcards and they arrived surprisingly quickly and they are beautiful. They’re too pretty to send through the mail!
[Found through My Modern Met]
7. This Color Palette Generator – I’m not all that good at selecting color combinations. I’ve been using this for my websites but I think it could be used for choosing room colors and so much more!
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