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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 6/9/2011

Let the colors of the past pool in your palm, like a million melting crayons.

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Noted: The DIY Fallout Shelter

When the end of the world loomed, 1950s families took to homemade shelters to wait out the bomb. Author Susan Roy chronicles this era in her new book.

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 6/2/2011

There is a light at the end of lane, where the comfort of a loyal porch is never questioned. Settle in as the fireflies and moths flit.

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Noted: The Museum of Broken Relationships

Have you experienced a messy break-up? (Me too.) This provocative collection of once-sentimental objects speaks to love and loss on a global scale.

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 5/26/2011

Is symmetry the ultimate determination of beauty? This collection of lopsided people and concepts are bolstered by their weaknesses.

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Noted: Pay What You Can

Buying a sandwich is a pretty simple exchange: cash for ham. However, one company has embraced a donation-based model, with noteworthy results.

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Help Wanted: Intern for Etsy’s Blog

Do you have the editorial chops to join our team of narrative-sniffing grammar police?

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 5/19/2011

Avocado tones, wood panelling and shag carpet: embrace the black hole that is the 1970s. Resistance is futile.

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Noted: The Pioneer Woman Speaks

Blogger Ree Drummond has created an empire from the comfort of her ranch, and traditional media is finally jumping on the bandwagon.

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 5/12/2011

Step inside the roomy interior of a giant derby hat. This road trip to nowhere needs only gas and a healthy suspension of reality.

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Noted: The Origin of the Bathing Suit

Long before the bikini and the thong caused a stir, one woman’s DIY bathing costume got her arrested — and set the course for seaside femininity.

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: May 5, 2011

“Being meaning deaf, I saw musically. Being object and context blind, I’d tap everything to make noise, to hear its ‘voice.'”

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Noted: The Art of Spam

Spam: Email infestation or social commentary? Artist James Howard believes the dark underbelly of your inbox communicates our most private desires.

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: April 28, 2011

As a testament to strength, biceps and gunfire don’t impress me much. Shoulder pads and lipstick? Now we’re talking.

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Noted: What’s on the Menu?

When did lemon meringue, pizza or oysters first appear on a menu? The New York Public Library’s menu transcription project hopes to find the answer.

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Gerda Taro’s War

You are the first female photojournalist to go into battle. What possessions will aid you as you near enemy lines? What stories will you tell?

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: April 21, 2011

A three-dimensional web of war and bohème, spun by the mechanical spiders of a scientist’s dream.

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Noted: Where Computers Go to Die

When you’ve moved on to the latest, shiniest, beeping piece of metal, you may forget yesterday’s scuffed motherboard, but it remembers you.

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Etsy and Pictory: Reflecting on Handmade

A collaboration in storytelling and craftsmanship culminates in a showcase of narrative photography that will inspire your fingers into restlessness.

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Noted: A Respectable Sofa

Ektorp, Colette or Elton: What’s in a name? If you’re like most consumers, your purchases are inevitably influenced by a personal connection.

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: April 14, 2011

The roles we play and the masks we wear — well, some are more obvious than others.

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