The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. While its home, the grand Andrew Carnegie mansion in Manhattan, is currently undergoing a major renovation, you can still experience the richness of the collections through its Object of the Day
blog. Recent highlights range from scratch & sniff wallpaper
to the elegant simplicity of an Eames dining chair
The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure
: poignant tales of the justly obscure. The entry on Hans Kafka
is a good starting point.
I like big bundts and I cannot lie!
In honor of November 15th, National Bundt Day
, the Food Librarian
is bringing us 30 days of Bundt cakes. (via