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minimal easter
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A visit from the minimalist easter rabbit. aesthetic outburst

Pataphysical Time Travel
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The good doctors at Pataphysical Studios gathered at Dr. Rindbrain and Dr. Judy’s home on a rainy Saturday to contemplate the passage of time and make art about it.

We celebrated Dr. Skidz’ 70th birthday in style, with small gifts ranging from an illuminated tie to an antique telephone, hearty spirits, a nice chocolate cake and stock in the Mind Shaft Society.

We then discussed our first sketches and models for the Time Machine — and sketched out more ideas about our next pataphysical invention.

We enjoyed this opportunity to cheer our old friend and design our upcoming time travel experience together.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

View our Time Machine slides:
docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Y-0SCKxvIOaM8wnz6h9TRl1Ek…

View more Time Machine photos:
www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157659761749014

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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Laguna de Flamenco
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Orca Task Force at Swinomish
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August 28, 2018

Great welcoming action to bolster today’s Orca Task for meeting at the Swinimosh Nation near Anacortes! Two giant banners, our giant salmon and orca inflatables and orca clad activists from across the region greeted attendees.

Mumblings after the meeting are that the public is speaking eloquently, but the leaders aren’t saying much that impresses. By design, 40 stakeholder groups will never acheive consensus and their non-binding recommendations have the potential to merely camoflage a lack of actual leadership by the people with the power – but not necessarily the inclination toward making tough, decisive choices. Most important amongst such leaders is Governor Jay Inslee.

Gov. Inslee spoke these prophetic words, "As go the Orca, so go We."
It sems that in his heart he knows it is time for bold action. It is time that he get comfortable with the idea that that leadership must start with him.

The obvious, most impactful decision he can make is to remove the Lower Snake River dams. They don’t pencil out. The power is more replacable than ever despite BPA protestations. The barge transport can be replaced with rail through the purchase and restoration of service on the Camas Prairie Railroad. Irrigation and other issues are solvable. What is truly irreplacable are the orca and the chinook salmon they depend upon.

The Orca task force is not a solution, but it is a gift, in that it provides the public and advocacy organizations an organizing opportunity to build upon the clarion call to action made by orca mother Tahlequah and her pod.

Tahlequah did her part. It is time that we do ours. "When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow." So, let’s keep escalating our calls for bold and urgent action, so that Governor Inslee and other leaders understand that successful implementation of dam removal is an existential requirement for them to remain politically relevant – now – and to future generations.

Forward Together!

Bill Moyer
reporting back from Swinomish Land

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09 Walt Disney Hall – Stairs (E)
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Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1999-2003
Frank O Gehry
111 S Grand Avenue
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The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves (among other purposes) as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Lillian Disney made an initial gift in 1987 to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 23 2003. While the architecture (as with other Gehry works) evoked polarized opinions, the acoustics of the concert hall (designed by Yasuhisa Toyota) were widely praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall
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Architecture Style.

Much of Gehry’s work falls within the style of Deconstructivism. Decontructivism, also known as DeCon Architecture, is often referred to as post-structuralist in nature for its ability to go beyond current modalities of structural definition. In architecture, its application tends to depart from modernism in its inherent criticism of culturally inherited givens such as societal goals and functional necessity. Because of this, unlike early modernist structures, DeCon structures are not required to reflect specific social or universal ideas, such as speed or universality of form, and they do not reflect a belief that form follows function. Gehry’s own Santa Monica residence is a commonly cited example of deconstructivist architecture, as it was so drastically divorced from its original context, and, in such a manner, as to subvert its original spatial intention.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry

Pataphysical Time
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Image by fabola
We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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City of the Future: Second Class at Tam High
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Our after-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our second class, they designed the city they envision for this project and took turns discussing their ideas with each other. In their post-apocalyptic scenario, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines.

They also picked characters and objects for their city — some of which will be laser cut and printed in 3D. Next, they learned to solder stick figures out of copper wire, then made light circuits with LEDs and batteries. Finally, they added these lights to their futuristic homes, which they continued to decorate with gift wrapping paper, art supplies and everyday objects.

We have a great group of eight middle school students, ages 12 to 14, in this after-school class. Through this course, students will develop a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they will learn to create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.

View more photos of our Maker Art course at Tam High:
www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157666710348841

Preview their City of the Future in our class slides:
bit.ly/city-of-the-future-slides-tam-high-1

Learn more about our City of the Future course: fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/23/city-of-the-future/

Here is the course schedule for the Tam High students:
bit.ly/city-of-future-schedule-tam-high-1

Learn more about our Maker Art courses:
fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/14/teaching-maker-art/

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City of the Future: Second Class at Tam High
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Our after-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our second class, they designed the city they envision for this project and took turns discussing their ideas with each other. In their post-apocalyptic scenario, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines.

They also picked characters and objects for their city — some of which will be laser cut and printed in 3D. Next, they learned to solder stick figures out of copper wire, then made light circuits with LEDs and batteries. Finally, they added these lights to their futuristic homes, which they continued to decorate with gift wrapping paper, art supplies and everyday objects.

We have a great group of eight middle school students, ages 12 to 14, in this after-school class. Through this course, students will develop a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they will learn to create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.

View more photos of our Maker Art course at Tam High:
www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157666710348841

Preview their City of the Future in our class slides:
bit.ly/city-of-the-future-slides-tam-high-1

Learn more about our City of the Future course: fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/23/city-of-the-future/

Here is the course schedule for the Tam High students:
bit.ly/city-of-future-schedule-tam-high-1

Learn more about our Maker Art courses:
fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/14/teaching-maker-art/

Pataphysical Time
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Image by fabola
We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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Smithsonian Institution, East End

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Smithsonian Institution, East End
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This building is called, informally, The Castle, but that has nothing to do with its history or use–it is simply a familiar, 20th C. nickname. The structure was designed by James Renwick in the 1850s to house the nascent scientific institution and collection created at Washington for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge" with the bequest of Englishman James Smithson to the young United States government. The venerable building continues to be the headquarters of the world’s largest museum organization. This wing houses the offices of the chief administrator, called "The Secretary". Currently that chair is held by Dr. Wayne Clough, a civil engineer by training. He is the 12th Secretary in the history of the Institution.

newsdesk.si.edu/about/history

www.si.edu/About/Secretary-Wayne-Clough

About the rose garden:
The Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, made possible by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Folger and the Folger Fund, was designed and installed by the Smithsonian Gardens and dedicated in the fall of 1998. It is a visual centerpiece in front of the Arts and Industries Building to the east of the Smithsonian Castle. This garden provides an engaging space for visitors on their journey around the Smithsonian museums. Visitors stop to smell the various fragrant roses, read the plant name tags to gather ideas for their own gardens, and enjoy the spectacular view.

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Pataphysical Time
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Image by fabola
We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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Evening dress 1914

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Evening dress 1914
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Image by Dovima-2010
This gown from 1914 exemplifies the fashion aesthetic of the time, in which multiple layers and textures of fabric were intended to give the appearance of an unstructured and spontaneous design.

The use of the selvedge edge at the front of the dress, for example, was an intentional technique used by couturiers of the period to express the idea that fabric was wrapped and draped with minimal tailoring. More careful examination, however, reveals the gown’s unusual construction. The train itself forms a pleated overpanel at the back of the bodice, accomplished through a complex series of drapes and folds.

Only a designer of Madame Gerber’s caliber could maintain the overall feel of simplicity while executing the complicated design of this dress.

© 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the estate of Mrs. William H. Crocker, 1954.

Riverside Inn Hotel Savannah. ONCE THIS WAS WHERE THE COTTON FACTORS OR SELLeRS SOLD THE COTTON PRODUCED BY THE SLAVES OF gEORGIA.
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James Oglethorpe was the founder of the Province of Georgia and the town of Savannah in 1733. Oglethorpe’s plan for the colony included no slavery, small but equal sized farms for everyone and well planned towns based on Roman ideals with town squares for open spaces and a grid pattern of streets. Savannah still shows vestiges of Oglethorpe’s plan with city wards based on a set number of houses (about 40) for each town square. Town families were also to be allocated five acres beyond the town boundaries for a small farm. Above all his plan was for the “middling” strata of society and it was designed to foster egalitarianism. Some historians claim the Colonel William Light was influenced by Oglethorpe’s plans and ideas when he planned the city of Adelaide. But Light was also influenced industrialism and the need for open parklands. Edward Gibbon Wakefield was also possibly influenced by Oglethorpe for his pan was also designed to equalise the price of farm lands, stop land speculation and use funds from the sale of land to subsidize the passage to SA of workers and servants. Similarly Oglethorpe’s plan used funds from the colony Trustees to subsidise passages to Georgia for intending migrants. Thus both the Oglethorpe and the Wakefield plans sought to replicate the best features of British society in a far off land. Both plans were expected to be a refuge for Protestants and Dissenters, with the Oglethorpe plan forbidding emigration of Roman Catholics to Georgia .Both colonies encouraged persecuted German Lutheran emigrants. Both were designed to encourage small scale farming, create a viable sustainable economy and produce an ordered society. Both plans were centred on a large well planned capital city (Adelaide and Savannah) which was to be the focus of all economic activity in the early years. In the end both plans were modified and then largely ignored as attempts of using colonisation systems for social engineering were not greatly successful. As early as 1738 colonists petitioned the colony Trustees and Oglethorpe for permission to own slaves. The Trustees did not give in on this until 1750 but two years later Georgia became a Crown colony under direct control of King George II anyway. Slavery then expanded and prospered as the favoured form of cheap labour rather than English labourers on assisted passages from England. Oglethorpe left Georgia for good in 1734 and other Trustees continued to control Georgia until it became a Crown colony.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace House Oglethorpe Avenue.
Juliette Gordon was born in 1860 and married William Low in 1886 a wealthy cotton factor or merchant who inherited his father’s house, Andrew Low House in that year. We visit Juliette Low’s Birthplace House in Oglethorpe St, (Wayne-Gordon House) which was built in 1823 for James Wayne a US Congressman and Savannah mayor before purchase by the Gordon family. After her marriage Juliette’s husband William Low upgraded the Lafayette Square mansion. But when William Low died in 1905 he left his estate to his mistress including the Lafayette Square house (built 1848). Juliette contested the will and got the Andrew Low House back whilst still living in England. In 1911 in England Juliette had founded the Girl Guides Movement. In 1912 she returned to Savannah and established the movement in the United States. Juliette lived in Andrew Low house from 1912 until her death in 1927. The Girl Scouts of America purchased the Wayne-Gordon House in 1953 to turn Juliette’s birthplace into a museum, and her Andrew Low house carriage house for the First Girl Guide headquarters.

Some recommendations for your free afternoon in Savannah.
1. So much is possible because General Sherman spared burning Savannah when he reached it on 10th December 1864. General Hardee of the Confederacy had 10,000 troops entrenched in the city. After a short battle Sherman opened up his links to the Union navy near Savannah and obtained guns and ammunition for an attack. Sherman surrounded the city and then advised General Hardee to surrender or be attacked or face slow starvation as all supplies in would be cut. Hardee fled with his troops up the Savannah River and the mayor of Savannah went out to Sherman and surrendered the city without a shot fired. Sherman entered the city and established his headquarters there. On 20th December he telegraphed President Lincoln "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty guns and plenty of ammunition, also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton." You can visit Sherman’s headquarters in Green-Meldrum House (1853) in Madison Square next to St. John’s Episcopal.
2. Harper-Fowlkes House, on Orleans Square built in 1842 for the Gardiner family. It has had numerous owners. The last owner Alida Fowlkes restored and redecorated the house and left it to the Society of the Cincinnati upon her death in 1985. They still run it and the tours are less formal than those by the Savannah Preservation Society. You can touch things! The Society was formed in 1783 to preserve the ideals of the American Revolution (it has nothing to do with the city of Cincinnati). To join the Society one of your male ancestors has to have been an Officer of the Continental Army for at least three years or have been an officer killed in battle during the War of Independence.
3. Davenport House on Columbia Square (1820). This red brick Federal style house was built for a builder as a show case of his skills. It was saved from demolition by the Savannah Foundation in 1955 which was formed for this purpose. Since then they have saved dozens of historic houses. It is good to hear the story of the Savannah Foundation. Davenport died of yellow fever and his wife took over. During the Civil War she had three sons fighting for the Union and three for the Confederacy.

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Denver – Civic Center: Civic Center Park – Bronco Buster – In Honor of Christopher Columbus
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Christopher Columbus, Discoverer of America, designed by sculptor William F. Joseph, was dedicated in the promenade of Denver Civic Park on June 24, 1970. The 15-foot bronze and stainless steel sculpture, a gift of Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Adamo, depicts a full-length figure, with four faces, arms and legs facing the four points of the compass, enclosed within a sphere of intersecting circles.

Denver Civic Center Park, located at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Broadway and bound by Bannock Street, Lincoln Street, Colfax Avenue and 14th Avenue, officially opened in 1919. The park originated with mayor Robert W. Speer’s City Beautiful civic improvement campaign. Speer hired Charles Mulford Robinson to develop plans for the area, which were defeated in a 1907 election. Speer remained determined to proceed but was stalled when replaced as mayor in 1912. The new mayor brought in Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, whose ideas included an informal grove of trees on the eastern edge of the park, and a lighted concert area. When Speer was reelected in 1917, he brought in Chicago planner and architect Edward H. Bennett, who combined all the previous plans, and added the Greek amphitheater, the Colonnade and the seal pond.

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Color Page to use for Thanksgiving or in Thanksgiving Placemat Craft

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Color Page to use for Thanksgiving or in Thanksgiving Placemat Craft
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Image by mimitalks, married, under grace
Set with all the instructions, parts, www.flickr.com/photos/mimitalks/albums/72157622841952598

For the kid on the go. This is another option for the Thanksgiving Placemat idea. Have them color this and then glue/attach it to a large wallpaper sample page or 1/2 sheet poster board, then clear contact it for them on the spot for use at Thanksgiving Dinner with the family! If you have them do it ahead of time, run to your local print shop and have the finished product laminated!

Newest How-to Video: flic.kr/p/2hPVoKN

the tutorial which links to all the parts to make a Thanksgiving Placemat, my gift to you for personal or small group use only. No commercial use whatsoever.

As God’s Word is free and available to all, so is this.

Using Moving Boxes During the Holidays
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Image by nedearl393
During the #holidays, we get carried away with our decorations, our gifts, and our house. One of the most common items among these things, though, is #cardboard boxes. Where would you be without these trusty containers? They make it easy to store like items for the year when you’re not using them, and they also serve as great totes for carrying a lot of little things from one part of your house to the other.

But rather than talk about the trusty six-sided cardboard containers you see all the time, we’ve gathered a few lesser known variants of cardboard that serve unique purposes, especially when moving. Check out these specific boxes and some ideas for their uses around the holidays.

Dish boxes to store ornaments.
One example of cheap moving boxes is dish boxes. These boxes have partitioned dividers that are meant to keep mugs and glasses separate from one another but still in the same box. This is the perfect container for loose orb ornaments that are fragile and more expensive, like any ceramic or glass bulbs you may have. No matter if you’re transporting the ornaments or just keeping them away in storage, this type of box will do your ornaments wonders (and help to put your mind at ease).

Transporting smaller gifts.
Using cheap moving boxes as transport containers for smaller gifts at holiday family functions eliminates the need to haul around a huge plastic tote. It also allows you to have all your gifts in one place so that you’re able to hand them out when the time comes and not have them scattered or misplaced.

Picture frame boxes for signs.
Seasonal wall-hang signs are very popular among holiday decorations, whether they have imagery or simply state phrases like “Let it snow.” Rather than storing them piled up in a box with other odd-shaped items, think about packing a few in a picture frame box.

Boxes like these are great for all of your unique #decorations. Some other ideas include using lamp boxes for pencil trees (and miniature stand trees) or even putting coils of Christmas lights in other picture frame boxes you may have.

Overall, save your standard cardboard boxes for wrapping gifts and storing bigger, bulkier decorations. Put to use the boxes on this list when you want to ensure your delicate or oddly shaped items are in good shape from one year of use to the next.