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December 19, 2009

Valery Gergiev conducts — with a toothpick

Wrote Flautist, "I almost [soiled myself] laughing when I saw this.... Just wondered if anybody else thought it was funny."

Put me down, for one.

December 19, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

bookofjoe's winter wonderland

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Above and below, what Gray Cat and I see when we look out the window right now.

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Below, a yardstick against the inner glass.

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If you look closely at the next two pictures, taken level with the top of the snowfall, you'll see the snow is nearly 19" high.

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Consider also that the patio outside is 3" lower than my living room floor, so that comes to... hold on a sec, let me get my calculator... 22" of snow on the ground so far here at bookofjoe World Headquarters®™©.

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And it continues to come steadily down.

Nice.

December 19, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (9) | TrackBack

Matryoshka Measuring Cups

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Six dry-measure cups nest neatly just like traditional Russian nesting dolls.

1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and 1 cup.

[via Milena]

December 19, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

2021 Bag

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"Originally produced as a limited edition for the design store Twenty Twentyone in collaboration with Fairtrade, we've managed to secure the last of the production run. An Industrial Facility shopping bag on first-name terms with designers and made from Fairtrade Certified Cotton."

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£8.

December 19, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Archimedes creates virtual people and the body synthetic

Dr. David Eddy created Archimedes.

Jennifer Kahn explored the concepts and possible shortcomings of the project in a story in the latest issue of Wired magazine.

More here.

December 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

If you can envision it, Philippe Tournaire can make it

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Above, the Red-Orange Carambole Ring, featuring one 1.29 ct red sapphire, one 0.78 ct red sapphire, two rubies totaling 0.35 ct, and diamonds totaling 0.72 ct. (€10,999.99).

Below,

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Colored Diamonds Carambole Ring, with 30 diamonds totaling 2.24 ct. (€25,000).

[via Milena]

December 19, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

'Stifters Dinge'

Back story here.

"Stifters Dinge" runs through tomorrow (Sunday, December 20, 2009) at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (67th Street) in New York City; 212-721-6500.

December 19, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Barbie x Christian Louboutin — 'Even the tiniest feet deserve Louboutins!'

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"The first of three dolls in this collection, Barbie by Christian Louboutin comes in a sleek back catsuit and golden sandals with signature Louboutin red soles. Doll comes with four pairs of shoes, miniature shoe boxes, cloth shoe bags and a 2010 calendar diary recounting her year in Paris with godfather Christian."

$150 at Net-A-Porter until they sold out.

But all is not lost.

They're still available (on backorder) here for the same price beginning January 7, 2010.

After that the sky's the limit on eBay.

Fair warning.

December 19, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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