Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No.133: Gingerbread House

It’s a little early for Holiday carols, but there’s more than just music to celebrate the winter season as demonstrated by this gingerbread house that should stun and amaze. They even replicated the artwork in Waddesdon Manor. It makes me … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.132: Creativity

With NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) just around the corner, as in starting tomorrow, it seemed an appropriate time to share a short animated film that exemplifies creativity and perseverance in a lovely story: Also, today is the last day … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.131: Automata

Using the same techniques as the late 1700s automata The Writer (shown here), Francois Junod recreated the famous Russian poet Alexandre Pouchkine in 2006 with more flexibility in function using 3548 mechanical parts. He both draws, signs his name, and … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.130: eInk, eReaders, and Reading Pleasure

Most of my smiles are quick videos or songs I want to share. This week I thought I’d talk about something a little more complicated but which definitely deserves a place on my Things That Make Me Smile list. The … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.129: Greening Cities

I’m very much for the greening of cities, for ecological and psychological reasons. These videos talk about one New York City project and even go into the methodology, which I found fascinating and hope you will as well. I’m including … Continue reading

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