March 24, 2015

Wing Scarf

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Made from Icelandic sheep wool in Glófi, a small knitting factory in Iceland.

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94" x 10.5" (240 cm x 27 cm).

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$155.

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March 23, 2015

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: extrusions not intended to enclose fingers or toes.

Another: asymmetrical when fully deployed.

A third: no moving parts.

March 23, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (6)

March 22, 2015

The Himalayas from 20,000 feet

[via Joe Peach]

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March 21, 2015

Latte Light Night Light

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Can you say it three times fast?

I sure couldn't.

But I digress.

From the website:

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A battery-powered latte cup-shaped night light.

Two disposable-style cup lampshades are included, along with one blank cup, allowing you to show off your artistic side and create a personalized model.

Ideal for use as a bedside lamp, or to add quirkiness in the kitchen.

The light is both portable and safe.

The molded lid contains nine LED lights that give off a warm glow.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).

9 cm diameter.

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£8.99.

March 21, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 20, 2015

Nietzsche Ipsum — "I desire... words of truth"

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Choose your poison.

[via Richard Kashdan]

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March 19, 2015

Igloo Dome Pillow — "Sleeping Cushion Tent"

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From the website:

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Almost completely cut out sound and light to ensure you get the perfect nap or full night's sleep with the Igloo Dome Pillow. The special urethane materials are highly sound-absorbent. Developed with medical specialists, this pillow "tent" is an ideal way to get some real rest no matter what time of day or where you are.

You can place it on your bed or on a desk, or directly on a sofa arm or floor. You could even take it camping. Lie down with your head inside to enter a protected world away from noise and light. If you have trouble sleeping, try the Igloo and experience the tranquility of a library.

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Features and Details:

  • Cuts out around 99.9% of light
  • Sound absorption ratio: around 126%
  • Dome size: 72 x 55 x 36cm (28.3 x 21.7 x 14.2")
  • Foldable/collapsible for easy storage
  • Materials: PET, urethane, polyurethane, cotton, etc.
  • Machine-washable

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$226.

March 19, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 18, 2015

The Chemistry of Coloured Glass

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[via Compound Interest]

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March 7, 2015

Magnifying Paperweight

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From the website: "Heavy and elemental, Daniel/Emma's magnifier is made of a bronze housing and serves as both magnifying lens and paperweight."

D 2.5" x H 1.5"

$160.

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March 6, 2015

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: no moving parts.

A third: bronze.

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March 1, 2015

Len Deighton (left) teaches Michael Caine how to break an egg

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Circa 1964, on the set of "The Ipcress File".

Below, director Sidney J. Furie and editor Peter Hunt, in an extended (107 minutes) commentary, discuss the history and production of the film.

Deighton was 33 at the time the book, his first, was published in 1962.

Caine, born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in 1933, was 31 when the film was shot.

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February 23, 2015

Meccano Home Furnishings

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"Meccano transforms their time-honored kid assembly toy

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into a home furniture line."

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[via wolfliving and Bruce Sterling]

February 23, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

February 22, 2015

Customers line up at the first McDonald's hamburger stand, circa 1948

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"Customers line up at the first McDonald's hamburger stand which was opened in 1948 in San Bernardino, California."

[via History in Pictures]

February 22, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (6)

February 21, 2015

Map Marker Push Pins

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Silicone and stainless steel.

5.5" long x 0.25" deep.

6 for $4.95.

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[via The Green Head]

February 21, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

February 20, 2015

The chemical compounds behind the aroma of coffee

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[via Compound Interest]

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February 19, 2015

Bath Air Pillow Smartphone Holder — "Waterproof, inflatable cushion for mobile devices"

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From the website:

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Take your phone or other mobile device into the bath without having to hold it in both hands for fear of dropping it in the water. You can lean back on the inflatable cushion and enjoy browsing on your phone. You only need to use your hands when you want to change the screen.

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The arm hooks around over your shoulder and lets you look at your mobile device, safely sealed in a waterproof case. The arm length is adjustable and the splash-proof cover should hold most standard-sized smartphones. 

All you need do is blow it up with air and then slide your device into the case. Out of the bath, you can also use the air pillow as a head cushion for taking a nap. You can even use it like some of Thanko's other handy "lazy" gadgets, lying down flat on the cushion so you can read or look at the screen hands-free while relaxing.

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Features and Details:

  • Colors: white, pink, gray
  • Pillow: 460 x 220 x 90mm (18.1 x 8.7 x 3.5")
  • Arm: max. extension: 560mm (22")
  • Device holder case for smartphones max. 160 x 82mm (6.3 x 3.2")
  • Instructions: Japanese (but easy to use)

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$39.

February 19, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5)

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