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Weekend 214.0 (Almost)

The Art of The Secret World of Arrietty(1) The scan is from The Art of the The Secret World of Arrietty. I can’t scan the entire book BUT will add the abandoned gazebo (not tea house) in the garden that was featured in the final shot of the film.

(1a) A Dollhouse Fit for a Queen

(1b) Spoils!

(2) A Bicycle Built For Speed (WSJ)

(2a) ‘Stupid’ and Oil Prices (WSJ)

(3) A Pattern Emerges (WSJ)

“They’re innovating original prints that stand out more than any logo could. And because you must know fashion to recognize a print’s meaning, they have become a secret handshake to an undeniably stylish club.”

(4) On being an Anglophile…

Friend: So why do you seem to always want to be a redcoat? That doesn’t seem very American.

Limestone: Just something about the smell of EMPIRE!

Friend: Eew, OLD empire. Musty!

(4a) Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now–As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It

(4b) A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation

Weekend 213.3 (bits and bobs)

En Route on the Sloped Road(1) “What other commute can compete with the sights of the limestone Landwasser Viaduct and the Piz Bernina peak?” – MONOCLE, February 2012

(2) Kibun is NO Toast but he’s squishy nonetheless

(2a) PRICELESS: “Botan! Plushie mode. This is one of Botan’s seven tricks. When she’s like this people will think you’re a plushie enthusiast rather than someone smuggling a boar into class.”

(3) Can a Papermaker Help to Save Civilization? (NYTIMES)

(3a) Ed!t

Weekend 213.0 (Arrietty)

ArriettyMy one sentence review of Arrietty.

“Arrietty is adorable, diminutive, and special and the last scene features a tea house with stained glass windows.”

I can’t draft anything that isn’t biased. I love Miyazaki and small things. The backgrounds were gorgeous and the music and characters were great. I love it (for very personal and sentimental reasons) when she givers her hair clip to Sean.

The benefits of the quiet mind (or my first borrowing):

Found this tiny pin on the train platform this morning. It would fit inside a quarter.

Borrowed time, but time well spent: Animation god crafts ‘Arrietty’ from classic story

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Design 1(1) Still tweaking the design!

(2) Pixar Animator Enrico Casarosa On The Inspiring Work Of Hayao Miyazaki

(3) Top 10 Romantic Movies for Geeks

(4) Pod Hotels Coming To An Airport Near You

(5) Page By Page Creative Lamp

Weekend 212.1

Clannad Misae Sagara(1) Fortune Cookie: “Appearance can be deceiving. Remember endurance makes gold.”

(2) Happytime Pizza???? The Disney Feature Animation Bldg. includes a 1980s style arcade created by the studio’s set builders. The “pod” was built to inspire the animators working on Wreck-It Ralph Disney’s 52nd full-length animated feature.

(2a) The arcade from the Disney Feature Animated Bldg. included in the Spring 2012 issue of Disney twenty-three.

(2b) “It was called Happytime Pizza, and it was a replica of a small family-run pizza joint that had existed in Halliday’s hometown in the mid-1980’s…The interior re-created the atmosphere of a classic ’80s pizza parlor and video arcade in loving detail.” – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

(2c) Pac-Man (TV series)

(2d) Pac-Man’s Anatomy

(2e) A tribute site to Arnie’s Place

(3) Playmobil: allowing children to make up their own story (The Telegraph)

(3a) A Surprise For This GeekMom – Playmobil Is For Older Kids Too!

Anime Download

(1) Animator Looks to Break Through: Pixar’s John Lasseter Aims to Help Japanese Maker of ‘Arrietty’ Reach Broader Group in The U.S. (WSJ)

(2) Anime Queue: East of Eden // Last Exile // Clannad

Serendipitous Woodblock

Human Crossing - The Beautiful Afterimage“It seems reasonable to suppose that people will possess some of the qualities of the buildings they are drawn to: to expect that if they are alive to the charm of an ancient farmhouse with walls made of irregular chiselled stones set in light mortar, if they can appreciate the play of candelight against hand-decorated tiles, can be seduced by libraries with shelves filled from floor to ceiling with books that emit a sweet dusty smell and are content to lie on the floor tracing the knotted border of an intricate Turkoman rug, then they will know something about patience and stability, tenderness and sweetness, intelligence and worldliness, scepticism and trust. We expect that such enthusiasts will be committed to infusing their whole lives with the values embodied in the objects of their appreciation.”

The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton

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Weekend 205.0

(1) A Colorful Countdown to Christmas: A collection of Advent calendar cards sparks up Germany’s holiday season

(2) The Secret World of Arrietty by Studio Ghibli

Playmobil on Flickr

(3) Ship off the coast of France

(3a) Modernized castle

(4) FedEx Ad: Enchanted Forest

(5) Quotes

The British Foreign Office characterized “Salazar the man” as having the shrewdness and parsimonious habits of the peasant; the native caution of the village dweller who mistrusts the prattle of the marketplace and the motives of others; and the cold detached outlook of the scholastic churchman who has been taught to appraise the puppet show of human endeavor sub specie aeternitatis.

Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945 by Neill Lochery

Weekend 193.0 (Planes, Trains and Automobiles)

(1) Window of the World

(2) FIAT Drive In

(3) Ryōmō Line

(3a) East Japan Railway Company

(3b) Iwafune Station

(3c) Tribute to Makoto Shinkai (Part III)

(4) Tony Parsons jets into Heathrow airport as writer-in-residence

(4a) Heathrow writers-in-residence give new meaning to airport novels

(5) The One Airport to Avoid Is… (WSJ)

Tuesday Night Anime

(1) Human Crossing

(2) Historically correct disney princesses

Aqua: I just cast a magic spell on you. One day when you’re in trouble, the light within you will lead you to the light of another. Someone to keep you safe.

Kairi: Thanks!

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