Your ATTN, please.

ATTN is a local band with direction. These guys are charismatic & talented. They gave me a cd, Premixes, which is collection of instrumental tracks.

To me, ATTN’s music is a blend of electronic melodies & side notes of intriguing sounds on a backdrop of swirling repetition. I’ll be the first to admit that it is not what I typically listen to. That said, I popped it in my car & it cycled through twice before I realized it. Sort of hypnotic….

Here’s their myspace. Catch ’em at The Knitting Factory in September.

Tara Morgan’s article is here.

ATTN

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ATTN

My “new” jewelry cabinet!

I found this odd & rather ugly cabinet thing at Goodwill for $5.99.

No idea what it used to be…maybe for jewelry? medicine? sewing? crafting of some sort? Wish I knew….

But to me, it had “future jewelry cabinet” written all over it.

Before I

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Before II

After a fresh coat of paint (compliments of a spring cleaning of The Seattle Weekly’s basement) & a pair of pretty knobs ($2.99 each at Anthropology), it is quite fantastic! After a few more improvements (there need to be more hooks for necklaces on the doors…) it will be top-notch!

After I

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After II

rebuilding & reusing for re(creation)

The Reuseum is an inspiring place. The floors, walls, ceilings, counters, corners, windows, well–entire store is chock full of treasures & junk. Some parts looked vaguely familiar to me, other objects were utterly mysterious.

When I stopped in to take photos, there were a few guys in the back “geeking around.” More specifically, they were building robots, largely in part out of the miscellaneous pieces found in the mounds of wire, metal, plastic & widgets surrounding them. Not only are they reusing materials, but they are challenging their knowledge & ability to create.

It is quite obvious that David, the owner of Reuseum, has an immense interest in science & technology. What may come as more of a surprise is his equally earnest interest in getting the community & children/schools involved too.

So, if you’d like to challenge yourself & build a robot, then do it! Go to Reuseum’s website to find out when David will be holding a workshop.

Read Mathias Morache’s article here.

The Reuseum

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The Reuseum

↑ David at Reuseum ↓

The Reuseum

↑ Reuseum ↓

The Reuseum

↑ Reuseum ↓

The Reuseum

↑ David at Reuseum ↓

The Reuseum

↑ David at Reuseum ↓

The Reuseum

Neptune Industries | Boise Photographer

Ryan Neptune snowboards. He also designs & builds snowboarding terrain parks & skate parks, locally, nationally & internationally.

Ryan, Daisy (a wire-haired Jack Russell) & I walked down the hill in his backyard & into his workshop. There he showed me his office, a few of Planet’s finished products & some amazing machines. For example, the machine below turned this once straight piece of metal into a beautifully curved piece of metal in a matter of seconds. Perhaps it is not that exciting to most people. I found it fascinating. If I were to muster all my strength into one kick, I doubt I could put a dent in that piece of metal, yet it arched evenly & smoothly as the machine quietly hummed with ease.

Neptune Industries encompasses Planet Snowdesign, Planet Skateparks, Planet Snowtools and Planet Academy.

Deanna Darr’s article, “King of the Terrain Park” is here.

Ryan of Planet

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Ryan of Planet

↓ Ryan Neptune & Daisy ↓

Ryan of Planet

Island Cookies

I love coconut. A year or so ago I baked a batch of these cookies. This time, I decided to double the amount of shredded coconut in this delicious cookie recipe. Perfect.

If you like coconut, white chocolate & macadamia nuts you need this recipe. If you want the recipe, I’ll gladly post it, just ask for it in a comment…

Island Cookies

Island Cookies

Island Cookies

Island Cookies

Island Cookies

Island Cookies