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August 4, 2010

Inception 2005: Berlin

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From European Street Painting:

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On June 17, 2005 at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, an unexpected illusion appeared.

Pedestrians saw people hanging on the skids of a helicopter in the center of Berlin and new buildings rise out of the ground. 

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It took four days to 'build' this virtual city, a huge 3-D painting done with chalk.

With a size of 15 by 25 meters it was a challenge for the four German masters of street painting.

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Just one step and you may fall into this fascinating and deceptively real 3-D effect, standing on the 22nd floor with a view of an imaginary urban metropolis.

You feel dizzy, though you are standing with both feet on the ground.

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[via Diana McLellan]

August 4, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Paper Tweet — Throwback Mashup

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Paper Tweets are notepads with room for 140 characters.

Wrote Katherine Rosman in a story in today's Wall Street Journal, "Cara Stevens, a 34-year-old Memphis accountant, wrote on her pad, 'Paper tweets combine my 2 favorite things: office supplies & wasting time. Win-win!' (82 characters). She then photographed the 'tweet' on her iPhone and uploaded it to Twitter."

Sure hope Ms. Stevens is self-employed....

4" x 5.25" 50-sheet pad: $4.50.

August 4, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Krispy Kreme Cellular Mitosis

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By Kevin Van Aelst, a series of 6 c-prints, each 16" x 20".

[via Milena]

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28-corner eraser — "Never be without a corner again!"

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Sounds good to me: tell us more.

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"A normal eraser has eight corners, but this ingenious eraser from Japan has 28. It will please all stationary fanatics."

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Winner of the 2002 Kokuyo Design Award.

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Pack of two (one pink and one blue): $2.25.


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Every Facebook Group in the World

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Nicely alphabetized for your browsing convenience.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

August 4, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Assistant Manager Pennant

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It's about time assistant managers got some recognition.

Alas, you're going to have to give it to yourself.

No matter — you deserve it.

Felt; 24" long.

$7.98.

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The Best Boy is NOT the one with the strongest Key Grip — The language of film production

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Impress your friends with this most excellent addition to your store of arcana, from Mental Floss.

[via Milena]

August 4, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

FunFact: ever since certain readers started using TinEye to identify my mystery objects, I've taken to doing things to the original images as I found them such that they're very unlikely to turn up as TinEye results.

I like a level playing field.

My crack stealth team (they're so good I've never seen them — or even met them) handles this sort of thing.

August 4, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

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