Ukraine, not The Ukraine

Ukraine's language divide. Data source: 2001 national census. (Laris Karklis/Washington Post)

Ukraine’s language divide. Data source: 2001 national census. (Laris Karklis/Washington Post)

Ukraine is in the news quite a bit these days. Do you know :

  • It’s not The Ukraine, it’s just Ukraine.
  • Ukraine is about the size of Texas but with twice as many people.
  • What’s all the fuss about? Why are there protests and riots?

READ THIS helpful article from the Washington Post, 9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask.

Smitten by Bisontine mittens!

Who wouldn’t be smitten by these Bisontine fingerless mittens? Learn to make them at this fab website, Ravelry. Download this pattern for free and check out all the other wonders from the talents of La Maison Rillie, who also has a blog, Knitting Therapy, which I’m certain is worthy of its own post!

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typeface infographic by Julian Hansen

Julian Hansen is a graphic designer from Copenhagen.  This infographic he’s created is a great tool for choosing fonts for projects or even just as a visual aid in explaining why some fonts work and some don’t, given the situation—in the case of Comic Sans, we can say almost never ever ever.You can purchase this as a (really reasonably priced) poster for your workspace at Scribble On Everything.

Here’s some more of Julian’s classic style from his portfolio:

Branding for Palæo restaurant in Denmark.

Branding for Margit Melissa Klinder organic skin care

 

Elena Shumilova

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Elena Shumilova | flickr

Absolutely stunning images from Russian photographer, Elena Shumilova.  There is so much more of her breathtaking work in her portfolio. Her stunning images of her sons and their menagerie of pets–as ridiculously gorgeous as their human family–are simply magical and not even the slightest bit twee (not that there’s anything wrong with twee). Just can’t get enough. Hurry over and see her work at her flickr.

Elena Shumilova | flickr

Elena Shumilova | flickr

Elena Shumilova | flickr