This is Awesome! I want this bed spread so much it hurts…

If it weren’t for the fact that Annabel would kill me for getting this I’d buy/get somone to make it in an instant! The temptation to make jokes about it being a double bed, and that anyone sad enough to have this not being able to find a “Player 2” are rendered moot by the fact that it seems to have been made by a girl, at least according to the pictures on the instructables page for making it.

If anyone out there is feeling particularly crafty and really wants to get me a joint birthday/Christmas present that would leave them in credit present wise till at least 2020….

Via Infendo

Mandagrams – helping to understand written Chinese

Johnson Banks has come up with a novel way of learning Chinese characters which he calls Mandigrams

The Basic Idea is to draw the Character within what it is morphing it slightly like so.

He has a whole bunch of examples in the post see if you can guess what these mean?

I love the drawing style and I think these could be used as a learning tool for Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji, except I think it might be quite difficult to do for some of the more abstract characters.

One of my favourite things he’s done is the clock face below with all the numbers in both Chinese and Arabic numerals. I’d considder paying money for a clock that had this face, it’s just looks really cool.

Via the johnson banks thought for the week.