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April 23, 2010

Museum of Kimchi

Its official name is the Kimchi Field Museum and it's located in Seoul (B2 Coex Mall 159, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu).

A vast collection of cookbooks, cooking utensils and storage jars, among other things, are among the museum's holdings.

[via Jane Black and the Washington Post]

April 23, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Cellphone Voice Changer

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From websites:

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Make calls without being recognized using our cellphone voice changer.

Can also be used as a hands-free headset.

Compatible with most U.S. mobile phones.

Four voice change options.

30 hour battery life.

Battery included.

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$26.20.

April 23, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

A quiet movie spanning decades, during which an awful lot happens.

Robin Wright Penn is sterling, and the rest of the star-studded cast — Monica Bellucci, Maria Bello, Alan Arkin, Blake Lively, Keanu Reaves, Julianne Moore, Shirley Knight and Winona Ryder — not just walking through cameos but really putting themselves into their parts, make Rebecca Miller's film supremely enjoyable.

Miller wrote and directed the movie, adapting it from her 2008 novel.

In real life she's Arthur Miller's daughter, married to Daniel Day-Lewis, both of which may account for how she was able to assemble a cast like this for what is admittedly more an ensemble piece than the typical big-budget Hollywood extravaganza.

I never even glanced at the the clock once during my DVD experience, so absorbing was the film.

Highly recommended.

Of note is that I've never seen "Gossip Girl" and had only heard of Blake Lively courtesy of People magazine and its ilk before seeing her in this movie, in which she plays the younger version of Penn's mature Pippa Lee.

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A revelation.

Lively is great.

April 23, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Limited-Edition Sculpt Cupboard — by Maarten Baas

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The Dutch designer makes it with sand-blasted walnut veneer.

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Tim Burton, call your office: your furniture is ready.

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Everyone else, apply within.

April 23, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Got Lyme Disease? Wolf Urine Deer Repellent

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"Use our 100% wolf urine lure to create the illusion predators are present. Great for gardeners and photographers."

32 oz.: $29.95.

Prefer something in coyote?

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No problema.

32 oz.: $29.95.

[via LDJ and Geekologie]

April 23, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Samurai Suit

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The early 17th-century suit  pictured above and below, in near mint condition, was recently acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts  at a Christie's auction for $602,500.

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It occupies pride of place in the lobby of the museum, whose curator of Japanese and Korean art, Matthew Welch, had been looking for a prime specimen of this genre for close to two decades before he spotted this one.

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"The acorn-shaped helmet, of a type known as shiinari, is made of 124 crimps of bronze and leather, instead of the standard 24 or 36; painted tortoises, phoenixes and dragons [adorn] medallions fastened on the front and back; and the flexible plates of the skirts and sleeves [are] made of bronze and leather and hidden by silk ties."

The gold praying mantis on the front of the helmet symbolizes ferocity.

April 23, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Water on Mars

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My kind of humor.

[via bennybb]

April 23, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Sneaker Socks

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Black, Pink, Purple or Turquoise.

"Fits women's shoe sizes 5–9.5."

$7.

April 23, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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