Here's a little ditty to help you stuff the stockings of those you love with bits and bobs from around the globe.
[IF YOU READ THIS FROM THE MORNING EMAIL FEED, CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO!]
And here are the links that allow you to buy them without jumping on a plane (though that would be much, much more fun!):
HELLA ANIMAL SLINGSHOTS - $18
NIGERIAN MULTICOLORED HAND FANS - $4 EACH
ISIS NECKLACE - $435
CUSTOM JAMBOX BLUETOOTH SPEAKER - $149
GHURKA CAVALIER II No. 97 - $1,195
HEROIC CHIEF QUEEN-SIZE BLANKET - $308
PLAY TROUT - $6
CHIEF JOSEPH TERRY JACQUARD BATH TOWEL - $38
EDIBLE GOLD FEATHERS - $59 PER DOZEN
MAMAZOO FEATHER COLLAR - $160
KASHGAR-B BRONZE CHAIR by WORKING HANDS FACTORY - $2,165
MODEL 1938 HISPANO-SUIZA H6C DUBONNET XENIA - €218
FINNISH TAR SOAP ON A ROPE - €7.17
SHINHAN ART TWIN TOUCH BRUSH MARKER SETS - $28.50 - $258
LITHUANIAN WELLNESS BEAR - $36
DIY PEDAL CAR - €229
WOOL AND SALMON SKIN HOUSE SHOES - $59
DIGITAL CHILDREN'S BOOKS - FREE!!!
When Porter and I travel to foreign lands, we load up on comics and children's books in the native languages - and always get a few for our dad (who has all the Tintins in English and French...and now in Danish, Turkish, German, Spanish and Japanese). So, when I discovered the International Children's Digital Library, I almost screamed with joy. AND - they have a free app - StoryKit - that lets little kids write their own stories for old picture books - or create newfangled tales of their own.
Two of my favorites from the site are Dear Children, the 1954 collection of Dušan Radović's Serbian poems with illustrations from Đorđe Milanović and Selected Fables for Children by Jean de La Fontaine, which includes the original run of the tortoise and hare. The gorgeous book from 1888 was illustrated by M.B. de Monvel.
(Audio accompaniment by Sufjan Stevens)