November 22, 2009
India — by Emanuele Nardoni
Ants on my plate
White porcelain + black design
by Re Jin.
'Kid Safety Labels We Want To See'
What is it? is having technical problems
Long story short: the post scheduled for 1:01 p.m. today disappeared sometime between three days ago and today.
We're looking for it as you read these words.
Created by Japanese blacksmith Kogoro Kurata, it's a life-sized iron recreation of the robot Scopedog from the cult classic anime "Armored Trooper Votoms."
"I wanted to do something completely ridiculous," said Kurata. "Scopedog is an anime robot, but it looks like something you could buy from a street vendor."
FunFact, from Lisa Katayama's article in the new issue (Volume 20) of Make magazine: 20,000 Votoms fans showed up at the giant Scopedog's 2005 unveiling.
Money Candle — 'Money to burn baby, all of the time'
Official candle of Ini Kamoze.
"Money Candle is printed on both sides with hundred dollar bill and $10,000 money wrap design. Set of 2 unscented 6"-long candles; each has 3 wicks."
Objects with memory — USB Sofas
"Four sofas, 14GB. The sofas contain embedded removable desks aimed at storing and sharing contents between users."
"For sharing, the user simply plugs one of the seven available cables into her laptop's USB port."
ZipBling Jewelry — by Louise Loewenstein
The longtime fiber artist went to South Africa and came back looking at things in a whole new way.
From this new vision came her current work featuring zippers.
"Quantity has its own qualities."