It happens every year. The days get shorter, a sub-zero chill is in the Hoth air, the wampas start venturing into your hidden home base, and new Star Wars Snowflakes
are introduced for holiday crafting fun. New to 2013, battles. It just isn't Christmas without a T-47 Snow Speeder making an attack run on an AT-AT, or Luke Skywalker facing down a hungry Rancor beast. Enjoy 13 new designs. So, get yourself a sharp cutting blade and have fun. (2012 snowflakes here.)
is an artist whose themed paper snowflakes
include everything from Doctor Who and famous Archie McPhee items
to Cthulhu and Batman. She describes some of her commissioned snowflakes and her process on her Facebook page
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Window Exchange, Snowflake Series.
Ambient techno with nice imargy for your enjoyment.
How To Save a Snowflake Forever Theodore Gray
, of the too-cool for words Periodic Table Table (discussed a long, long time ago here)
gives step-by-step instructions on how to preserve a snowflake in superglue forever.
And much more coolness
to explore. Smelting in a Microwave
, anyone? Shrinking coins with magnets and electricity
Copito de Nieve
, a.k.a. Floquet de Neu
, the only known white gorilla dies at age 37
. It was one of the symbols of my hometown Barcelona. Snowflake was the star of the Barcelona Zoo, he always surrounded by female gorillas (not surprisingly he produced 22 offspring but none of them albino) and was famous because of his bad mood and tendency to throw things around. He was finally put down today as his skin cancer condition was aggravating. There it goes a no small part of my childhood (although I preferred the dolphins, always so cheerful)... Snowflake no longer lives with Virunga and Coco