Design

Geometric Pattern: Arch Dot: Black Background / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft

Mini Dinosaurs Amigurumi / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Mini T-Rex Amigurumi and Mini Triceratops Amigurumi by Louis Mensinger

World

Margaret & David Review ‘2020’

The Shovel asked Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton — Australia’s most-loved reviewers — to critique the world’s least-loved year. As usual they had wildly different opinions — via Youtube

Wildlife

Orange flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Arch Dot: White Outline / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Wildlife

Ibis + Corymbia ficifolia / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Arch Dot: Black Outline / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft

Mini Triceratops Amigurumi / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Mini Triceratops Amigurumi by Louis Mensinger

Art

Geometric Pattern: Arch Dot: Duo / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Intersect Outline: Moderna / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Intersect Outline: Brunch / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Intersect Outline: Black Monochrome / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Plumbata: Roman war / Tod’s Workshop

Plumbata are substantial war darts that have their origins in Ancient Greece and were favoured by late Empire Romans. They have rather nasty barbed head, a lead weight for inertia and were thrown as fighting lines started to close. Their nickname amongst the Romans was Little barbs of Mars. Nasty as they look, how do you throw them and what do they do when they get there? — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Intersect Outline: White Monochrome / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Charles Glore House / Frank Lloyd Wright

The Charles Glore House in Lake Forest, Illinois was built in 1954. The Usonian style home features  Frank Lloyd Wright trademarks like clerestory windows, built-in bookshelves, mahogany panels, four fireplaces (three of which are cantilevered), and an abundance of brick. The home also incorporates some updates, including an expanded dining room after enclosing a deck, new windows, and grey concrete floors in place of the badly patched-up original red radiant-heat floors — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Intersect Outline: Black Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft

A machine to make a sandwich / Joseph’s Machines

It’s really five mini machines. One puts down bread, the next puts on peanut butter, then a machine for jelly and so on. The last machine feeds it to me bite by bite! Spent almost four months on this machine — via Youtube

Entertainment

Obituary: Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been unwell for some time, his son said.

His acting career spanned five decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock — via BBC News

Art

Geometric Pattern: Intersect Outline: White Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Rights

Satirist Tom Lehrer has put his songs into the public domain

Songwriter Tom Lehrer became a star in the 1950s and ’60s writing and performing satirical songs that skewered just about everything. Since then, his work has appeared on stages in London and New York, been translated into Spanish and Swedish and even sampled on a rap track.

Lehrer, 92, announced Tuesday via his website that he’s effectively putting everything he ever wrote into the public domain. That means his lyrics and sheet music are available for anyone to use or perform, without having to pay royalties or deal with lawyers.

Lehrer’s songs took on nuclear weapons, racial injustice, pollution — and the Nazi engineer-turned-NASA scientist Wernher von Braun — via Marketplace

Art

Geometric Pattern: Intersect Outline: Stone / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft

Rainbow barf cat scarf finished / Red Wolf

— originally uploaded by Red Wolf

Variation on Amanda Julien’s Ravelry pattern

Food

How Traditional French Butter Is Made In Brittany / Food Insider

Insider’s Claudia Romeo travelled to Brittany, France to meet with Jean-Yves Bordier, a butter artisan who brought back to France the 19th-century technique of malaxage, using a big wooden wheel to knead the butter. To Jean-Yves, the malaxage is a more romantic way to make butter. At his workshop, everything is churned, kneaded, and shaped by hand — via Youtube