Looking for a place to stay that will leave you drunk with wonder? The rooms in this hotel in the Netherlands are built inside huge reclaimed wine casks. How intoxicating is that? (Via Inhabitat.)
MAKE Magazine is doing TV! Maker Channel is on PBS and online with great stuff like the TV-B-Gone (pictured) that switches off TVs in public places, and the hilarious "Screambody" that absorbs your screams until you can release them outdoors.
SWING FROM A CHANDELIER
One of my favorite ceramics artists, Jeanne Quinn creates other-worldly sculptural installations. We New Yorkers are lucky because she's having a show at the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery in the West Village (thru Feb. 5). Read the review on American Craft Magazine's blog. Looks beautiful!
GET YOUR HOPE ON
The Obama Art Report tracks the recent explosion of art inspired by Obama. I especially love this Hope in a bottle. (Via Murketing.)
I've been on a quest for a great eye cream for quite some time. Several weeks ago my sister-in-law hipped me to straight vitamin E -- just prick a hole in a softgel with a pin and squeeze out a little dot to dab around each eye, then de-shine with a tissue. It's awesomely moisturizing, doesn't clog pores, and costs about nothing. Straight olive oil (yup, right from the kitchen) does the trick remarkably well too. Thanks, sis! (Images sourced here and here.)
Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.