Author Archives: The Walpole Barn

Lite of My Life

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Lava Lite, the icon of the sixties design culture? Check out two amazing websites: www.flowoflava.com for the history of the original Astro Lava Lamp and www.hippielight.com for the history of the U.S.A. made vintage Lava … Continue reading

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Magnetic Movie

The colors of semiconductors and magnetic fields. Where art & science meet and where the secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries. In the following movie  by Semiconductor Films, space scientists at NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, talk … Continue reading

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Rock’n Roll

“It’s only Rock’n Roll but I like it…” Here’s proof that embroidery rocks!  “It’s easier than A B C…” just as Michael Jackson said.  So pull out your cotton T-shirts, boxers, cotton hankies or what ever else strikes your fancy & discover your needlework … Continue reading

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Cuppa Cha, Anyone?

April, as usual, is bringing those only to be expected rain showers. The frozen ground beneath our feet has changed into a soggy mess, and although the garden calls out to us for a little TLC, it is much easier just to stay indoors … Continue reading

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Open Sugarhouse

Today is statewide Maine Maple Sunday and one of the best producers in the state happens to be the closest to us.  Two miles down the road Adam Rice and his wife Susan host what has for the last eight … Continue reading

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Maine Maple Sunday

This Sunday, March 22nd, is Maine Maple Sunday! It notes the date that invites us, after the long cold Winter, to crawl out of hibernation and celebrate the very beginning of Spring. There will be dozens of farms open all across Maine inviting you in to watch … Continue reading

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What’s Really in Your Bag?

Let’s be honest. We’re all collectors of things. It is interesting that we all have certain things that we feel we need to carry with us wherever we go. what’s in your bag? Some of us are minimalists, taking with us only … Continue reading

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