Last year, one of the best events I went to was the Vendy Awards. I wrote about it here, and you can see pictures here. Good food, good cause, good time. The Street Vendor Project, which runs the event, just announced that the 2006 Vendy Awards will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery in NYC. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets now ($50 each)! And also, take a moment to nominate your favorite vendor cart — the Vendy finalists are chosen based on your votes.
Better Non Sequitur’s latest book, See You Next Tuesday: "Sex, 50 stories, 1000 words each, written by 50 authors from all around the globe."
Clamor Magazine’s stories on American Apparel.
I somehow angled my discussion of the stories we do not tell over at SMITH into a post about Snakes on a Plane. I’m letting readers here know because the first 10 people to leave a relevant comment on that post (at SMITH) will get a copy of the Snakes on a Plane Quote Book. So far, not much interest. I think perhaps people have hit their limit on hearing and talking about Snakes on a Plane. But if you do have something to say about the movie, or your fear of snakes, say it over at SMITH!
Modish — an excellent site that highlights crafts, clothes and design from indie makers and designers, focusing on “style the indie way.”
Through this very cool site, WholeLife Mastery: Daily Arting/Crafting Challenges Online, I found this site: Wednesday Stamper, which features a new challenge for the stamp artist every Wednesday. The hope is that you’ll break out your rubber stamps and make some art, and then share what you’ve created. This online project is run by Belinda Schneider and Christine Baier.
Very cool new "online art zine of sorts" — What You Make It. Beautiful, clever presentation, excellent interviews, wonderful featured art. The project is produced by Melissa Stajda. Be sure to also check out the zine’s livejournal site for more frequent updates. (Found via Sister Diane, SuperNaturale.com blogger and CraftyPod producer.)
Dessert First — “A Passion for Pastry.” Oh my, this site is cruel and unusual punishment for those of us trying to keep that mid-riff in check and who are making an effort to eat more fruits and vegetables. One word, all caps, exclamation point at the end: DELISH! (Found via Typepad’s Featured Blogs.)
WorkHappy.net — “Killer Resources for Entrepreneurs.” Lots of links, lots of product reviews, with an emphasis on cool apps (why they are the “killerist”), efficiency, and helpful advice.
SolutionWatch.com — “Your Descriptive Source of Solutions.” This site focuses on web applications, products and services — excellent, insightful, in-depth reviews.
The Pincushion Challenge — a new theme is announced each month, and you are invited to make a pincushion based on that theme, and then send in a picture of your finished project. For August and September, the theme is “Recycle.” Last month’s theme was “Flowers,” and you can see the entries here. This site is run by Julie Anderson, who also produces the Stitch-Cast podcast.