August 02, 2011
The story in your eyes
"'Eyes That Tell Stories' is a photographic exhibition by the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) that aims to create awarness about eye research."
"It is also part of a fund-raising drive to help SERI continue its research for new treatments and prevention strategies against eye diseases and blindness. More info about the project can be found here."
From the top down, the irises of C. Kunalan, former Singapore national sprint record holder; Emmanuel Stroobant, Michelin Star Chef; Ang Peng Siong, Olympic swimmer; The Flying Dutchman, radio entrepreneur; Vernetta Lopez, radio DJ.
[via La boite verte]
Flat Pack Rocking Horse
Made of cardboard made from recycled paper.
For children 3–6 years old.
[via Bem Legaus!]
The graphic that ate my brain
I'm not sure what happens if you keep looking at it and I don't plan to find out.
Let me know how it goes.
Coffee Lover's Ring
Sure, it works for tea lovers too.
Sterling silver, made to order.
BehindTheMedspeak: The rise of concierge medicine — and my response
So recently I read yet another story about how physicians are abandoning their traditional practices with hordes of unhappy patients crowding their waiting rooms in favor of prepaid concierge practices, which feature fat retainers paid by the affluent to receive 24/7 care without waiting or red tape.
I like it.
As my residents used to say to me when I was an intern, "Here's what I'm gonna do for you."
It was never good, what followed.
But I digress.
As of today, this very minute in fact this very zeptosecond, bookofjoe is now a concierge medical practice.
That's right: this is the online world's first boutique medical website in which the doctor's not only in but on — the treadmill.
'But wait, joe," you say — 'isn't that illegal?"
Practicing medicine from atop a moving treadmill?
Show me the statute, counselor.
Now where was I?
Oh, yeah, statutes of limitations.
Hold on while I rewind the tape...
Ah, yes, my MIB (Mint in brain) brand spanking new boutique practice.
"Don't you have to see someone in person in order to establish a doctor-patient relationship?"
How about if I see right through you — does that work for you?
'Cause it does for me.
I'm betting you don't have to actually "see" a person 1) if the practice doesn't charge and 2) if you're not practicing medicine but instead opining on hypotheticals.
Because, in the end, it's all a story, isn't it?
So there you have it: this upscale, exclusive medical practice is free — but only for bona-fide bookofjoe readers.
Cheap at twice the price.
OK, let's hear you say it three times really fast.
From the website:
Bell peppers add delicious taste and crunch to salads and snack trays.
But until now, they’ve been a real chore to core and prep.
The pronged end of this convenient tool cores peppers with a single twisting motion; then the other end quickly removes seeds and pith — you're ready to slice and enjoy.
$8.05 (Sure, peppers included, why not? You want green, red, yellow, purple...?).
"Talk to Me: Design and Communication between People and Objects"
Can't make it to New York City between now and November 7 to take in the Museum of Modern Art's highly praised new show?
No worries: they've created an interactive website that lets you visit from your computer, without the bother of crowds and the hurly-burly of reality.
Fair warning: there goes the day.
New York Times review here.
How to make friends at the airport: Traveling surge protector uses 1 outlet to power 5 devices
From the website:
Connect up to five devices to one power outlet using this portable surge-protected device.
Compact outlet multiplier has room for three bulky AC adapters and includes two USB 5V DC power ports.
Plug folds neatly for travel.