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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Georgian Planet

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Michael Lemonick's prose is excellent, and I really liked Herschel's story. I knew very little about his discovery of Uranus, and nothing about his investigations of infrared light. Well done.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


This pitcher is amazing. You can find it at

Korean Pottery

As long as I'm on a pottery kick right now, I thought I would find some stuff from Korea. I found this photo at The celadon glaze is magnificent.

Monday, August 9, 2010

More Polish Pottery

I don't remember if I have mentioned Polish pottery in a previous post, but here is another fine example (from My girlfriend's cousin introduced me to this stuff, and I just love it. The geometric patterns are very cool.

Beautiful Ceramic Cup!

Here is another beautiful cup from I love the contrast between the brown bamboo and the blue background. And, the white lip is lovely, too.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Japanese Tea Cup

I am now living in Los Angeles, and before I moved here, I went shopping for some cups, bowls, and plates at a restaurant-supply store in San Francisco. I love cool ceramics, so when I saw some fantastic cups with Japanese characters and fish drawings on them, I bought two! One of them is to the right.