June 19, 2012
BehindTheMedspeak: iTriage lets you be your own doctor
Who needs people like me?
Not you, once you've downloaded this nifty app.
Free, the way we like it.
[via Richard Kashdan]
Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy
Mine just arrived.
With flavors like D'anjou Pear & Cinnamon, Pomegranate & Nectarine, Blood Orange & Honey, and Pink Grapefruit & Tupelo Honey, it's hard to believe they won't be a smashing success.
Good news: $8.99 for a 6 oz. assortment.
Bad news: Shipping and handling costs an additional $15.03.
Sometimes it hurts to be beautiful.
[via the Washington Post]
World Map Made of Coins
"A world map used by Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag to visualize economic markets."
"The map contains approximately 3,000 coins and every continent is built out of its countries' currencies."
Juice Box Secret Camera
From the website:
It's no surprise that one of the best countries in the world for packaging design would — being also the world's leading camera manufacturer —some day alight on the idea of combining the two.
The result is the Fuuvi Juice Carton Camera, a toy 35mm film camera that pays full homage to retro and zestful drinks that you loved as a kid.
Check out the different flavors — sorry, we mean designs.
There are five different colorful and delicious versions to choose from: Strawberry, Milk, Wonder Coffee, Apple, and Cocoa, all in great retro Showa era-style packaging.
It's not just for show, either. Take a look at the sample pictures below:
We reckon the Juice Carton Camera would be a great gift for nostalgic adults, genuine kids, or teenage girls, not to mention anyone who loves fun toy cameras and funky pop culture design.
- Size: 63.5 x 99.8 x 33.6mm (2.5 x 3.9 x 1.3")
- Shutter speed: 1/100
- Range: 1m–infinity
- Lens: 28mm, F9.5
- Film: 35mm
Not Waving but Drowning — Stevie Smith
[via The Poetry Foundation]
If you liked last week's Octopus Cup, you'll love this one.
[via Troy Flake]
UEFA Graphic — Goooaaaaalllllllllllll!
Great results/brackets/schedule page for ongoing UEFA Euro Cup.
Experts' Expert: Marpac Dohm White Noise Generator
"Official sound conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation."
Ever been in a therapist's office?
Then you must be the only person in the U.S. who hasn't.
But I digress.
Above and below, the Marpac Dohm-NSF White Noise Generator.
For a sec there I thought it said NSFW and wondered if there was something I was missing.
Which is a given — but again, I digress.
Though you'll note I'm not apologizing for the digressions.
Jack Kent Cook once said, "Never explain, never complain."
Where was I?
Ah, yes, the white noise machine.
I wonder if they make a companion hot air device for politicians to use when they're on voice rest.
Oops, looks like another one got through.
Wrote Joshua Fruhlinger in the Wall Street Journal: "Marpac has been making what they call 'sound conditioners' for 50 years. These devices, called Dohms, produce a rushing air sound that creates white noise that drowns out annoying sounds like the din of traffic, barking dogs, or whatever it is that keeps you up at night. I live next door to a FedEx sorting facility where they like to cycle diesel engines all night, and the Dohm was pretty effective in giving me something else to listen to. If you live on a busy street, this might be the device for you."
The machines start at $44.95.
I'm betting you'll get a whole lot more sleep bang for your buck with one of these than from a Tempur-Pedic.