Too cool not to share: my roommate, Becky, makes incredible book sculptures, which can be found at her website. A few months ago, she was commissioned by a Stephen King fan club (who are in touch with his personal assistant) to make a sculpture for him out of The Dark Tower for his birthday. Becky is a huge Stephen King fan, as am I and our other roommate, and so she was so excited to have this opportunity. She wrote him a letter thanking him for his writing and hoping he would enjoy the sculpture…and this morning, she woke up to an e-mail from him, along with this picture. Here’s the note he wrote her:
"Dear Becky: It’s a great present. Thank you so much. It’s going in my office where I can look at it for inspiration. Hope your days are long and your nights are pleasant. Thanks again. Steve.”
This is one of the coolest things ever. So happy for Becky and so awed that Mr. King would be kind enough to write her a letter and send her a picture!
A while back, a guy named Nickolay Lamm created a prototype for a Barbie-like doll, but with real human proportions. He used the CDC’s measurements for the average 19-year-old American woman. We thought it would be pretty cool if toy makers took notice and started creating dolls for our kids that are more realistic.
Well, that hasn’t happened, so Nickolay decided to make his own “average” dolls. He’s running a crowdfunding project, and you can help support it by donating or ordering a doll.
Piper’s fantastic series to illustrate the entire Pokedex marches on, and here is the latest installment! As usual, Piper’s take on each Pokemon is fun, creative, and delightfully well executed. Be sure to follow along on Tumblr or Twitter for all the latest updates.