Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday- I am just gonna get right to it!
5 things I love this week:

1.) I am gonna start with desert! It was my birthday to celebrate, my lovely sister made Peanut Butter Bars:

Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars (from Let’s Dish)
1 cup butter melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (use the boxed kind, or grind them in a food processor. Tiny granules.)
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan. In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
2.) Another reason to go back to Paris. The louvre's 'department of islamic arts' by milan-based studio mario bellini architect(s) and french practice rudy ricciotti is now complete in paris, france. This awesomely cool structure is a great counterpoint to the louvre's pyramid!

Here is the description of it.This new addition is 6,800 square meters and is contained by an undulating semi-transparent golden roof. Hovering within the 18th century cour visconti, the foulard appears to be suspended inside the courtyard by the wind, never touching the pavement or historic facades. Appearing to be lighter than air, the canopy ranges in thickness from 20 centimeters to 1.20 meters and weighs a grand total of 120 tons. Each of the 2,400 triangulated glass panels measure 120x120x160 centimeters and are screened with an outer layer of brilliant gold and silver aluminum mesh, insulating glazing, welded tubular steel space frames, aluminum honeycomb panels to diffuse daylight into the galleries and a final golden layer which matches the outer shell along the ceiling plane. only eight slightly inclined pillars lift the waving form, reaching a maximum of 8 meters from the ground.

Super cool. I like it! But I don't know what the French will be saying - they didn't much like the pyramid when it was added 25 years ago.

3.) "Bad Little Children's Books". OMG!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! Bob Staake, the author and illustrator of more than 50 children’s books, has reimagined the covers of kid-friendly classics from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, giving each one a twist that is often more PG-13 than G and always darkly comical.

(thanks to Beautiful Decay for this one!!)

4.) Musically this week I am really digging Butch Walker
I like this old song he did with P!nk from his album Sycamore Meadows (which I LOVE)

and this newer video with Matthew McConaughey:
Butch is very enjoyable. And you should check him out on iTunes!!!

5.) This made me laugh. (Thanks David)! 

TAA DAA!! The end!
Hope you enjoyed this weeks round up of favourite things!!!

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