10 Things: a brand spankin’ new feature!


It’s new feature time!  Yay! This is a fun one too. I am inviting readers, indie shop owners, bloggers, crafters, twitter friends to put together a list of 10 Things on a theme. The ten things can be anything: ten tips, ten favorite mags, ten favorite illustrators, ten ways to survive work in a cube, the top ten best indie cities to visit, ten ways to save money, ten great craft books and more. Hopefully, you will get to see all of those great lists and more in the upcoming months.

I wanted to start this new feature as a way to bring in some other voices to the blog and to bring in a bit more of the world outside of the indie design world as well. I thought a list would be a good idea for busy people who may not not like write as much as I do. Also, top 10 lists are just plain fun.

I hope you enjoy the new 10 Things. Tell me what you think of it and if you have any ideas for future lists or want to put one together yourself, send me and email.

To kick 10 Things off, Anna from Lila Ruby King (and here too) put together a list of songs that she likes to work by. She also shared a lovely illustration called’ Mix Tape’.

I want to start by saying that it is taking a great amount of self restraint just to stop at 10, and I feel very guilty about leaving some songs behind! This list is in no particular order, as I can’t pick a favourite from my favourites, that would be asking too much.

Ten Songs to Work By from Anna of  Lila Ruby King

1. Android Paranoid- Radiohead. This song reminds me of the park.
2. Pyramid Song – Radiohead. This song reminds me of being a projectionist playing Buster Keaton movies.
3. Apocalypse Please – Muse. It’s okay to be dramatic sometimes.
4. Time is Running Out – Muse. I think my neighbours are sick to death of this song by now.
5. Desert – Emilie Simon. I normally like to live with a song for a year or more before I call it love. So lets say this is my spring fling. The video is wonderful.
6. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin. My husband brought this song into my life. I do believe it may be the best rock song ever (don’t tell him I said that.)
7. The Man Who Sold The World – Nirvana. One of the few things I enjoyed about high school.
8. These Days – Powderfinger. Love. But don’t listen to this song if you’re on a downer.
9. The Flower Duet – Lakme. Some work needs a classical soundtrack, and this may be the most beautiful piece of music ever.
10. The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart. What needs to be said about Mozart?


‘Mix Tape’ by Lila Ruby King

11 thoughts on “10 Things: a brand spankin’ new feature!

  • May 15, 2009 at 12:47 am

    This is a fab idea. I love lists especially top 10 lists. A fiber freak like me hmmmm top ten yarns… I feel a list coming on.

  • May 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Please get out of my head. This list is scarily similar to my own top songs

  • May 13, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Glad you all like it, I have some cool things in the works.

  • May 13, 2009 at 8:04 am

    What a lovely idea! I would love to join in :o) I will post my Top 10 over on my blog. Is that the idea?

  • May 13, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Lovely idea…cant wait to see other 10 things…like 10 fav meals/foods?

    and a message to Anna: Rock forever! 🙂

  • May 13, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Eeeeep! I love top 10 lists – really looking forward to reading more from this series!

  • May 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I just have to let you know that I LOVE the ‘feed your soul’ idea. I have almost all the prints. Now I only need to get frames to put all the loveliness it. Thanks!!!

  • May 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Yay! I love this idea! My friends and I used to actually play a game similar to this in college. I love the kick off list and will go download some of these songs tonight!

    When can I have my turn to create list!? I wanna go! 😉

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