Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

It’s Christmas, time to put the tinfoil antlers on the camel

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Other perhaps some other pagan holiday options? Perhaps we could consider Saturnalia. Or, if it must be organized religion, then the Flying Spaghetti Monster whose mockery-loving followers are known as Pastafarians. “Around the time of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, Pastafarians celebrate a vaguely defined holiday named “Holiday.” That last line is perennially funny to me. It’s a new winter tradition. Whatever you do, happy winter holiday, everyone. And consider the reindeer. They …read more

Buy Nothing Day

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Buy Nothing Day was launched by Vancouver’s Adbusters Magazine. “The journey towards a sane sustainable future begins with a single step. It could all start with a personal challenge, such as this: make a vow to yourself to participate in Buy Nothing Day this year. This November 23rd, go cold turkey on consumption for 24 hours … see what happens … you just might have an unexpected, emancipatory epiphany! … Join …read more

Holiday

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Happy whatever winter holiday you observe, longest night of the year maybe, or, in the southern hemisphere the longest day, or Christmas, or ‘Holiday‘ or whatever else. Drive safely.

Brown paper packages tied up with string

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

These are a few of my favourite things. Above, a white painted branch with Kraft-paper wrapped gifts is a minimalist advent calendar, by the inventive DIY Brigg from Norway via The Style Files. Below: Simple garland fencing at Axel Vervoordt’s recent Winter Exhibition; photo via Belgian Pearls. Both are from an article at Remodelista on Scandinavian Christmas traditions. By the way, Ouno is now on Remodelista’s Design Newsstand; have a look under the “Critics and Observers” section (which should …read more

“Dear Custmers,” We’re Colsed

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Thank you! You Have nice Holiday too, everyone!

Furoshiki – Wrap holiday presents in the green, Japanese style

Friday, December 18th, 2009

This is a Japanese tradition we desperately need to adopt in North America – re-using textiles to wrap presents. It’s an art form, but it’s worth learning because it dispenses with all the annoying and wasteful tape and paper and ribbon, it’s a fun skill to learn (for kids too), and it’s an educational conversation piece – you might have to explain to the recipient what it is, but that’s …read more