November 05, 2011
Saturday afternoon at the movies: "The Time of Your Life" (1948)
[via Open Culture]
No-Drip Honey Dispenser
From the website:
Pour the perfect amount every time, without the mess.
Just squeeze the trigger of this whimsical honeycomb-shaped glass dispenser to release a stream of honey or syrup.
Fill base with heated water to keep contents warm.
• Honeycomb-shaped glass dispenser with heavy-duty plastic lid and trigger; glass stand holds, warms and stores dispenser
• Perfect for pancakes, waffles, French toast, or for glazing meats and baked goods
• Trigger-flow design for portion control and no messy pouring
• 5.75"H x 3"Ø
• Holds 8 oz.
Niall Ferguson's new book, "Civilization" — in 30 seconds
Ice Cream Cone Planters
Faux bois (French for "false wood") to fool the eye.
[via Design Happens]
Meet the Iceman: Wim Hof ran a half marathon above the Arctic Circle — barefoot
Wim Hof has trained himself to stay warm in extremely cold environments.
He ran a half-marathon above the Arctic Circle in January of 2007 — barefoot and wearing only a pair of shorts and a watchcap — with the ground (snow) temperature 35° below zero.
He has been shown under controlled conditions to be able to regulate his core body temperature voluntarily.
Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Matryoshkarim — Space-saving furniture from Karim Rashid
The ever-creative designer
used the principle
of Russian matryoshka dolls
to design this new line
laminated Finnish spruce.
[via beautiful life]
Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to fix a credit card that won't swipe
Wrote Judy Dutton in the November 2011 issue of Wired, "A credit card is like a cassette tape.... A credit card slowly gets garbled from overswiping. The reason: both the tape and the magnetic stripe on the [credit] card are made up of millions of iron-oxide particles that convey information by generating electircal pulses in the reader. With wear, these particles get smeared, creating background noise. Luckily, this noise has very low magnetism, and it can be dampened by increasing the space between the magnetic stripe and the head that reads it. So simply cover the stripe with Scotch tape."
From the website: "The Cathode Corner Nixie Watch is the perfect way to show your retro-geek cred. It is a two digit wristwatch using Nixie tubes, a forty-year-old display technology that is delightfully easy to read."
The inventor's story of the seven years it took from conception to realization I found fascinating.