October 22, 2012
Proof of Stoner Purchase
You can too.
From Generate Pipeline:
Unveiled at Milan by Paris studio 5.5 Designers, Cloning is a series of objects based on your own body.
Objects include lamps based on your eyes (top), cups based on your fingerprints, and vases, valet stands, pillows, and mirrors, all based on measurements taken from your body.
Massclusivity has arrived.
How to get a book published
From Writer's Digest:
In times of self-publishing, making a book available in major ebookstores takes literally a couple of minutes.
Is publishing a book that easy?
Zachary Petit, senior managing editor of Writer's Digest, prepared a fabulous (and very amusing to study) flowchart that describes all the elements of getting publishing a book.
You have to have a distance yourself to make things happen and overcome lots of problems that will appear on the way to the "Buy my book" button.
So, is publishing a book easy?
The answer is "yes" – on the condition that you really, really enjoy what you're doing.
[via Piotr Kowalczyk]
Having self-published a book earlier this year, I consider "You will have to make things happen and overcome lots of problems that will appear on the way to the 'Buy my book' button" the understatement of all time.
Venus of Cupertino iPad Docking Station
Designed by Scott Eaton, the Venus of Cupertino is a sculptural docking station inspired by the curvaceous forms and symbolism of ancient Venus figurines — a fertility goddess for the technology age.
Hand-cast in resin with a matte finish, the Venus is a fully functional iPad docking station when in use, sculpture when idle.
Her hands gently guide any second or third generation iPad onto a charger inconspicuously located in her midriff.
A USB cable emerges from a number of points under the sculpture and fits any standard USB port or Apple power adapter for syncing or charging.
The charging cable and connector are fully changeable in order to future-proof the docking station against updates to Apple's iPad connectors.
$199 ("iPad not included").
Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, destroys the leader of the opposition in a scorching, sensational address to Parliament
[via reader Scott without whose link to this video I'd never have come across it. He added, in reference to my whimsical post of last Friday putting forth Tilda Swinton as perfect for Gillard in a biopic (several people thought it was real and not an idle fantasy of mine), "Just watching the 'real' Gillard chewing out the opposition is amazing. It makes one wonder what would happen if Hillary finally spoke her mind."]
What is it?
Answer here this time tomorrow.
Hint: Won't fit in a bread box.
Blast from the past: Take the time machine back to 1988 when Gordon Ramsay was Marco Pierre White's sous-chef