@Steven-Dunbar Yeah, the touch of wood is therapeutic, too.
Denver, CO, USA
As every parent knows, stepping on platic leggos in the carpeting in bare feet is one life's joyous rigors :) So, I think wooden Leggos would be more forgiving. Sort of. Certainly more esthetically-pleasing, especially for the baby-boomers like me that had the wooden track train/car Swedish link-together track sections. I forget their name, they are very nostalgic now, as are these. Thanks Masae!
Masae - thisis brilliant. Excellent find! I could use one of these right now, as I eat my lunch behind me to avoid spilling on the keyboard, which is what destroyed my portable keyboard to my heavy desktop-replacement laptop PC, that is using to avoid spillingon my main keyboard that I use now,andnow I take two hours to eat, while I focus on writing!
I think any food that reminds one of one's mother, out of respect to M. Masae, is most definately worth eating. Hunch has further determined Masae and I are of similar "tastes", and I therefore logically am sympathetic to her choices and her good "taste"!
The very first house of our own my wife and I bought, we saved so long for in the early 80's, and when we got it, I reveled in the grass I fertilized, mowed, and watered to proud perfection. I used to come home from work, change from dress clothing into jeans, t-shirt and "Birks" cork sandals. I would then go out on the front lawn, and wriggle my toes in OUR own lawn. THAT is why the grass appeals
Having enjoyed snowshoe mountaineering in Colorado's Long's Peak's Front Range to Pike's Peak's Rampart Range areas, I would look forward to TRYING to emulate such spatial designs as his done on essentially flat-land snow. His engaging 3-D "central-axis symmetry on either side of a central path bisecting all patterns" mathematically-rich art viewed at n! oblique >'s when: 3 x D snow @ stasis => !
This German-made BROAD (1 1/2") x4" long Brazilian rosewood-handled folding knife w/ brass anchor-inlay has a carbon-steel 3" straight-edged blade. The STYLE of knife historically was used for cutting ROPE on ships by hammering-upon with lignum-vitae (Lat. for "Iron-Wood")-belaying-pins used to slow rope play-out; eg the climber's "BELAY". Apparent quality: fit & finish low; mfr. ?-novelty knife.
As a mapmaker (cartographer) [GIS now vs. GPS; though we USE GPS] I like anything mappy; things not normally made of maps - shirts, hats, bandannas -I saw SHOES once ! - these envelopes - I LIKE 'em. Saw map stationary before - memo pads of selectable map theme , but THIS is unique with TO and FROM shown as already pointed out. I have an idea for you. but will check out your web site first.
Intricate, precision geometries and topology that are evocative of Escher. Logical geometries such as staircases that flow predictably to landings and practical destinations trick the eye into not noticing incongruous constructs. Escher impossibilities can be drawn but not contructed I believe; hence the improbable but not impossible topologies. Much thought to normal, acute,and obtuse angles.
Good hand-eye coordination + a cognitive edge-sharpener. I liked the wood & steel visuals. The learning curve is steep. I'd roll this game into a steam-punk, or historical setting. The bunnies, hummingbirds, and nanny-narration might appeal to a child's or a woman's esthetics, but are cloying to me. That aside; I like the spatial auto-corrolation & this type of hand-eye coordination. ~ geo