July 30, 2012
Mechanical Kitty Coin Bank comes to life
From Laughing Squid: "You may have seen the Mechanical Kitty Coin Bank [below], the Japanese novelty where a coin is placed on a box and a kitty hiding in that box puts its paw up to grab the coin. Now, a video [above] has surfaced from Japan that shows a kitty in real-life snatching coins from the top of a box and yes, it's just as cute as you imagine."
From the website:
Hybrid cooler collapses for storage and unfolds to create a semi-rigid cooler.
Molded cup holders, dual haul handles, and reinforced feet for enhanced abrasion-resistance.
1) Release toggles on sides of cooler and unzip collapsed cooler to open.
2) Molded foam panels inside fold upward and Velcro together to provide insulation and structure.
3) Pull waterproof cooler liner up and over foam panels and velcro in place.
4) Pull up exterior fabric and Velcro to foam panels.
Three sizes with 20-50 liter capacity (20-liter cooler holds approximately 20 cans with room for ice).
[via The Green Head]
"Les Statues Meurent Aussi" (Statues Also Die) — Chris Marker and Alain Resnais
Marker died yesterday at the age of 91.
Above, Part 1 of the film; below, Part 2.
Below, Part 3.
Rock Chair — Flatpack Rocker
[via O VALOR DO DESIGN]
"Marilyn" — Joana Vasconcelos
Fifteen works — including "Marilyn" (above and below), a giant silver construction of a pair of high-heeled pumps made entirely of cooking pots and lids — by the Portuguese sculptor are currently on display at the Versailles chateau and its gardens, through September 30.
[via Elaine Sciolino and the New York Times]
"If you are the kind of person who lives in front of the computer and doesn't leave even to eat, a Folder Placemat is all you needed [sic]."
Reusable and washable PVC.
14" x 10".
Set of two: $9.90.
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot: "3D Lenticular Effect."
From Scientific American:
"An addictive real-time map of the sky showing when the planets and the moon are, or will be, visible,
plus great data on each planet's mass, orbit, and moons."
Free, the way we like it.
Turbospoke Bicycle Exhaust System
Videre est credere.
Where was this when I needed it?
"Ages 6+" — everybody in!
[via No Puedo Creer]