Arts and Smarts: Link Love!

link love

Have you noticed that I started calling the link love roundups on this blog “arts and smarts”? It totally sums up the things that are important to me as I read through lots of blogs and online articles each week!

Strange but Special

This is the Year. Terrific local poet and wordsmith Silvi Alcivar writes a eulogy for herself on her birthday. This is so powerful. My favorite line is: “this is the year i truly learned life and death and grief and magic and wonder are all rhythms of the same breath”

People and Relationships

marilyn monroe 2Modern shares: “New York’s Danziger Gallery is showing The Lost Film of Peter Mangone for the first time—58 years after it was first made, with “the colors as vivid as the day they were shot, Marilyn as mesmerizing as ever.”

Melissa Fleiss of Project Runway was interviewed about her home and life in San Francisco

Travel and Places

neon museum

There is a new Neon Museum in Vegas

math museum

Hyperbolic Crochet shared lots of photos and info from a trip to the National Musuem of Mathematics


Dezeen explains: “Designed for architect and studio director Danilo Terra and his family, the three-storey Maracanã House was constructed on a tiered site in the city suburbs, where the lowest level of the ground is a storey below the street”.

Art, Design, Creativity

sculpture art

Dilcia of Creationist shared the beautiful work of Teklifsiz Serseri. Click through to see the whole set of photos.


@gbreadsnowflake shared a beautiful embroidery piece she completed

Sister Diane of Crafty Pod did an image-only interview of Caterina Maestri that is vibrant in color and has touches of quirky humor I adored.

The Gallery of Lost Art shared the story of five stolen paintings and talked a lot about the whole issue of art crime. Super interesting.

Experiments in the Studio. Jafabrit shared some thoughts on the process of painting and creating art that you don’t love and changing it. Process over product.

Art Journaling: Collaging a Story and a Feeling. Beautiful post from Things Bright.


eink keyboard

Weburbanist shares: “Designed by Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksander Suhih the E-inkey keyboard for Pixel Studio (, the concept is simple: e-ink key displays that can shift to gaming keys, shortcuts or program-specific icons smoothly on demand, just like turning the digital page in your favorite e-book reader.”

Other Smart Stuff


How to Propogate Lavender via @shepherdsusie

Happy Weekend and Happy Reading. Link love is featured here every Saturday so come back next week for more!

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Things Bright

Kathryn,  thank you so much for including my post in your round up!  You have a great collection here and I've enjoyed chasing them around the web. We've added the math museum to our must-see list for my math-loving boy, I'm going to try propogating lavender sometime, and I love the art/crime article! Have a great week!!