January 19, 2012
Abraham Lincoln comes to life
Colorized by Sanna Dullaway.
"Rhythm Slim Chin Muscle Exercise Beauty Anti-Aging Face Neck Jaw Pain Gadget"
The website description pretty well sums it up.
But perhaps you'd like details.
In a sec.
What I like about the Japanese is their refusal to take time's toll on tissues for granted.
If something can be invented, they will come up with it.
Thus ends the digression.
From the website:
If you often feel sore or pained around your chin, neck or face muscles, then you should try the latest unique beauty gadget from Japan. The Rhythm Slim combats muscle aches and slack skin through simple self-supplied muscular stimulation.
It might feel a little strange at first but you'll soon notice the health benefits. Just try it every day for three minutes, and no batteries are required whatsoever. Just slip it under your chin and push down on the top piston, holding it down for ten seconds at a time. Pushing the top part down will exercise your neck and jaw muscles, easing cramps and aches, and also fighting sagging skin and wrinkles.
Features, Details and Recommendation:
- Try for around 3 minutes per day, holding the piston down for 10 seconds
- Size: around 11.3 x 7.9 x 12.22cm (4.4 x 3.1 x 4.8")
- Materials: ABS, silicone rubber, stainless steel
- Weight: around 158.3g (5.6 oz)
- Made in Japan
This might be helpful if you're an anesthesiologist fighting to stay awake during a nerve reanastomosis under GA about eight hours into a 12-hour-long procedure around, say, 3:30 a.m.
Been there, done that.
Teddy Bear Skin Rugs
From her website: "Hand-sewn rugs made from recycled stuffed animal skins. The process starts with the departure of the loving life objects had when they are in the hands of their owners.The rugs not only reference the personal histories of the toys' owners, but also investigate the rug as an object organizing and displaying memories and lineages. In Eastern cultures, the oriental rug centralizes the living space in pattern, operating beyond utility to depict the spiritual and mental world in woven form."
Pictured from the top down: "Home" (9 feet x 7 feet); "Royal" (9 feet x 7 feet);
"No Rain No Rainbows" (16 feet x 9.5 feet).
the artist at work.
MorphWorld: Meiko shredder into Jawbone speaker
Which came first,
the paper or the sound?
Hard to know
since Jawbone's Jambox (below)
only appeared in late 2010
and my Japanese is now so useless decades after my year in Tokyo
I haven't a chance of finding out the history of the shredder
(above and below).
Meiko's se.cu.mo not only shreds into strips,
but it also then crosscuts the strips so you end up with confetti suitable for a ticker tape parade.
See for yourself.
Busoni: Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 — Marc-André Hamelin
He'll be playing the concerto on May 9 of this year at Carnegie Hall, with Jacques Lacombe conducting the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
I first heard of this piece, called by Ross "The Monster Concerto," in an eye-opening January 9, 2012 New Yorker article about Ferrucio Busoni, whom Ross called "the secret emperor of European music at the turn of the twentieth century."
Busoni plays Liszt.
How can you break a fractal heart?
Long answer short: you can't, really, because all you'll get is more fractal hearts.
But I digress.
They were conceived and created by Janelle Wilson who writes,
Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?
Costa Concordia Shipwreck From Space
From Universe Today: "The deadly Costa Concordia shipwreck has been captured in a stunning high resolution image from space that vividly shows the magnitude of the disaster, with the huge luxury cruise ship precariously tipped on its side just off of the Tuscan coastline of the Italian Island of Giglio [Isola del Giglio]."
"The newly released image was taken by a commercial space satellite owned by DigitalGlobe flying some 300 miles overhead in low Earth orbit. The photo from a WorldView satellite was snapped on January 17, 2012 and shows exactly where the cruise ship ran aground five days ago on Friday, January 13, 2012."
"The Costa Concordia had just left port with over 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members aboard and was sailing extremely close to Giglio Island when it apparently struck underwater rocks that suddenly ripped a gigantic gash through the hull and capsized the ship, sending terrified passengers scrambling for their lives."
"Eleven people are confirmed dead so far and about two dozen people are still missing today as emergency rescue crews furiously search every nook and cranny on the cruise ship in a desperate bid to find anyone who may still be alive."
Hand-blown 13-ounce glass shaped like a 55-gallon barrel with etched radioactive sign.
4.5"H x 2.75"Ø.
Set of two: $13.95.