December 31, 2010
Virtual Wishing Wall
From timessquarenyc: "Each year people from around the globe write their wishes for the New Year on pieces of official Times Square New Year’s Eve confetti. Whether it’s a personal goal, a dream for the future or doing something for the very first time, these wishes will be posted on the Carnival New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall located in the Times Square Visitor Center. (7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets). The wishes are collected at the end of the year, and added to the one ton of confetti that flutters down at midnight onto the crowd gathered in Times Square in celebration of the New Year."
"Can’t make it to Times Square? No worries, your wishes can still fall from the sky this New Year’s. Just submit your wish, your dream, your first, online right here. We will print it onto a piece of confetti for you, so that no matter where you are on New Year's Eve, your wish will be part of the Times Square celebration. Happy New Year!"
Free, the way we like it.
[via Anna O'Brien]
From the website:
A ladder and a mirror next to each other.
Like a ladder, it leans on the wall.
Prepare your ties for work or coordinate clothes for tomorrow!
You can hang anything you want!
Customize the angle to your height.
What artists think about when they think about art
Above, a word cloud generated from the words that appeared most frequently in the Wall Street Journal's year-end interviews with top writers, artists and musicians, in today's paper.
"'Art' was cited 31 times."
Musical Salt & Pepper Shakers
Constant readers will know that I am a sucker for salt and pepper shakers.
From the website:
Blast from the past: Evel Knievel Battery-Powered Toothbrush
"Complete with launching ramp!"
It's among some 50 toys from the 1940s to today on display in the exhibit "Open Wide! Toothy Toys That Made Us Smile" at the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore, through January 30, 2011.
[via USA Today]
Ryan McGinness Black Hole Composition Book
I thought you'd never ask.
World's Hottest Foods — Lonely Planet's Top 10
1. Bhut jolokia (above and below)
2. Thai yam
5. Sichuan hot pot
6. Peruvian cau cau
7. Jamaican jerk
8. Yucatán habanero salsa
9. West African pepper soup
[via Lonely Planet]