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People Are Transforming Vintage TVs Into Cozy Beds for Their Feline Friends via My Modern Met

September 19th, 2020 No comments
People Are Transforming Vintage TVs Into Cozy Beds for Their Feline Friends via My Modern Met

Cats enjoy sleeping in enclosed spaces—it’s why they love to snuggle in a good box. But while cozy, the cardboard containers are lacking in style. If you’re looking for something that’s more quirky than the conventional shipping package, tune into this quirky trend in feline bedding. People are upcycling retro television sets—think from the 1960s–and removing their components to replace them with all the cushy comforts of a cat bed. The result is a comfy spot for a feline to nap in that doubles as a playful piece of home decor.

This is one kitty creation that’s easy to DIY, and you can find directions online via the Instructables website. There, user davee930 shares how he made a TV cat bed. The first step is to find the television you’ll want to use. Scour your favorite places to find vintage furniture (like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace), or visit a local antique shop. Once you have a television set, you can then disassemble it—making sure that you discharge its electricity first. (One simple tool will help you do that.) After the TV is hollow, you can decorate it with paint, wallpaper, or a patterned fabric to fit your style.

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Halloween 2020 – 2 in a series – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (1897)

September 5th, 2020 Comments off

Halloween 2020 - 2 in a series - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (1897)

IN the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expan- sion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappaan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail, and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town. This name was given it, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days. Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely ad- vert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic. Not far from this village, per- haps about three miles, there is a little val- ley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world. A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail, or tapping of a woodpecker, is al- most the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity. I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel-shooting was in a grove of tall walnut-trees that shades one side of the valley. I had wandered into it at noon-time when all nature is peculiarly quiet, and was startled by the roar of my own gun, as it broke the sabbath stillness around, and was prolonged and reveberated by the angry echoes.

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Halloween 2020 – First in a series – Famous Cat Merlin with Witch (1950)

September 4th, 2020 Comments off

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Famous Cat Merlin with Witch

”New York is a magic city where almost anything can happen – especially if you live on the 13th floor of an apartment house on Central Park West. Now of course, since most people are superstitious there is no real 13th floor in hotels or apartment houses, and the one where Ronnie and Gillian live, although it is right above the 12th, is called the 14th. It is not until the day they find the black cat Merlin that they discover the magical 13th floor where the hall paper is a pattern of bats, owls and broomsticks, with borders made of old charms and incantations. “

The Thirteenth Is Magic, Joan Howard, illustrations by Adrienne Adams, 1950

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August 12th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: How ‘Wild’ was the Wild West via History Matters on YouTube

August 2nd, 2020 Comments off
We’ve all heard the stories of the Wild West. Saloon Brawls, duels at high noon, ladies being tied to Train Tracks by moustachioed gentlemen, Cowboys fighting Indians. But how true is any of this? To put it bluntly. Just how ‘Wild’ was the Wild West. Find out in this short animated simple history documentary.
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LEGO Millenium Falcon via Instagram

August 2nd, 2020 Comments off

LEGO Millenium Falcon via Instagram

LEGO Millenium Falcon via Instagram

LEGO Millenium Falcon via Instagram

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New Jigsaw Puzzles from Douglas E Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

July 24th, 2020 Comments off

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Spend some piece-ful afternoons with new artist-designed jigsaw puzzles. Choose from thousands of designs to find the perfect one, and the artist who designed it gets paid when you shop.

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  • Puzzles come in 5 sizes: 30, 100, 252, 500, and 1000 piece counts.
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  • Precise interlocking pieces (so satisfying).
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Happy puzzling.

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July 19th, 2020 Comments off

Home School: Virtual Art Galleries via Google Maps Mania

May 25th, 2020 Comments off

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art gallery in the United States. It has over two million works of art in its permanent collection.

The Met 360° Project is a series of six 360° movies which allow you to explore the museum and some of its galleries. The videos include tours of the Great Hall, the Met Cloisters and the Charles Engelhard Court. As each video plays you can pan around 360°, just like you can in Google Maps Street View.

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Home School: [1020] SentrySafe Opened With a Coat Hanger! via The Lock Picking Lawyer on YouTube [Video]

May 14th, 2020 Comments off