When Classic Schoolhouses Meet Modern Art: The Little Red Schoolhouse

It’s uncommon nowadays to find any of those classic little red schoolhouses from the likes of Little House on the Prairie or Lassie (assuming it was red; I only remember the reruns being in black-and-white), but it seems that they are trying to make a comeback. Kinda of, sort of; with a modern twist.  Also, it’s not used as a schoolhouse, but rather as a youth center in Rosklide, Denmark.   Continue reading “When Classic Schoolhouses Meet Modern Art: The Little Red Schoolhouse”

New School Game Music with Old School SNES Soundsets are Old & New (INCEPTION!)

Musician Shnabubula released his most recent videogame-themed album back in May, titled SNESology, a free collection of original music that uses instrument soundsets from some classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games. The album, includes various other artists that contributed their SNES-inspired songs to the project.  The album has some original numbers along with remakes of pre-existing game tracks in the style of a completely different type of game. After the break, you can listen to five selections including in the collection and remind yourself of how awesome, amazing, and timeless the music from the SNES is.   Continue reading “New School Game Music with Old School SNES Soundsets are Old & New (INCEPTION!)”

Support this Fundraiser for “Modernism London Style” by Niels Lehmann & Christoph Rauhut

The architectural style of Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style (ranging from art to architecture, jewelry, fashion, etc.) that began in Paris in the 1920s, and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and well into the World War II era.  It represents a built visible expression of the period’s enthusiasm and splendor between World Wars 1 and 2. In London, buildings of this era that were inspired by the Art Deco style reflected the refinement, progress and boldness that describe the modern, big-city metropolis age. Even now, many of these Art Deco buildings have yet to lose their spirit and interest, however (like many buildings) they are not properly documented.  Thankfully, that is all about to change…should the funding be enough.   Continue reading “Support this Fundraiser for “Modernism London Style” by Niels Lehmann & Christoph Rauhut”

My 27th Year Celebrated Today

How do you celebrate your own birthday on a blog?  In the real world (or in real life, or IRL), there are cards, drinks, cakes, singing, laughing, and well-wishes from your friends and family (by the way, BIG THANKS to my friends and family for the birthday wishes).  I also realize that I have already covered much of my childhood, adolescence, teenage years, college days, and professional experience in the 110+ blog entries I’ve made.   I guess rather than find another way to wedge other personal stories and details into yet another blog entry, I’d do this:

PICTURES OF CAKES AND  A SONG!!

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Cut Your Energy Bill By 1/3 with Modern Tech & Common Sense

This image from Lifehacker pretty much explains the post and linked article…

With the economy still slowly recovering and as people struggle with finances to pay their bills and their debts, many people are looking into and developing strategies on how to better save money.  For example, many people have been figuring out how to better budget their money for their utility bills (like water and power), because not too many things suck more than receiving that expensive utility bill seemingly out of nowhere. Continue reading “Cut Your Energy Bill By 1/3 with Modern Tech & Common Sense”