July 03, 2011
Bird attacks tiger
It happens 20 seconds in.
Integrated Sink x Dishwasher
Ingenious and wonderful.
From the website:
- With a high-performance water heater accessory, the KitchenAid® Briva® in-sink dishwasher can run a complete cycle in as little as 18 minutes. Even without it, your dishes are clean in approximately 30 minutes.
- Using revolutionary FlashDry® technology, the lid automatically pops open at the end of the cycle, allowing steam to escape to facilitate fast, efficient drying.
- The SaniRinse™ option boosts the final rinse water temperature to 160°F to deliver the cleaning and sanitizing results many items require.
- A 2-minute rinsing cycle is handy for cleaning bowls or cooking utensils that you'll need for other parts of a recipe.
- Can easily accommodate up to five place settings, including dinner plates up to 11 inches.
- Provides overflow capacity to hold large service pieces or pots and pans.
- Requires up to 50% less water than full-sized dishwashers.
- Ideal for use in a small kitchen or in a full-service wet bar.
- Includes a multipurpose 20.5 in. cutting board.
- Features an extra-large silverware basket.
- Depth 22 in. Height 21 in. Width 34.5 in.
Why stop at the seat?
That's what a Japanese company thought when it began making an all-leather Harley-Davidson motorcycle (above and below), now on display in Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Museum.
"The chopper... took 20 craftspeople from a Japanese company specializing in leather products more than two years to complete."
Wrote Mary-Liz Shaw in a June 9, 2011 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article, "The bike is a ¾-scale replica made entirely of leather, including wheels, frame, headlight, spark plug boots, chain, fuel valve, even the tools in the tool bag."
The special exhibit "Collection X: Weird Wild Wonders of the Harley-Davidson Museum," which includes the leather chopper, will be on display through August 21, 2011 at the museum in my home town of Milwaukee.
[via Carrie Antlfinger]
Stainless Steel Easy Pineapple Slicer
From the website:
• Peels, cores, and slices an entire pineapple in seconds.
• Create 1 slice at a time or cut up the whole fruit.
• Preserves shell intact to use as a bowl.
• Makes perfectly shaped rings.
I like it.
You say you want one with an ergonomic grip that detaches from the blade? And you want a wedger thrown in?
Soviet Brutalist Architecture
"CCCP–Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed,"
a photographic record by
Frédéric Chaubin of
"90 weird and wonderful buildings
from the last decades
of the USSR."
Leaf through the book here.
Steinway Lyngdorf S Series Speakers
Wrote Michael Hsu in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, "The brilliance of this marriage-saving system is that its speakers are designed to be mounted flush to the wall or built into it. As any audiophile will tell you, most speakers need to be placed away from the wall in order to 'breathe.' But whereas other speakers are at the mercy of physical placement, Steinway Lyngdorf compensates with raw computing power. It uses a digital processor that unleashes all manner of psychoacoustic wizardry to make small rooms sound larger and ensure the myriad frequencies arrive at your ears in perfect unison."
"Patent-pending Ambience Enhancing Radiation dipole twitter design, Fully Digital Amplification, Boundary Woofers, and RoomPerfect™ room adaptation technology."
Starting at $22,100: Apply within.
"La Jetée" — Chris Marker
Wrote Kelly Crow in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, "In 1962 he made a short film called 'The Jetty' about a man subjected to time travel experiments; the cult classic inspired the Hollywood hit 'Twelve Monkeys.'"
Above, Part 1 of 3.
Above, part 2 of 3.
Above, part 3 of 3.
"Antique brass blank key bottle opener blends in with the other keys on your ring."
I do believe this is likely to pass through airport security without being noticed.