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August 4, 2010

Inception 2005: Berlin


From European Street Painting:


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. 


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.


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.


[via Diana McLellan]

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

Paper Tweet — Throwback Mashup


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


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!"


Sounds good to me: tell us more.


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


Winner of the 2002 Kokuyo Design Award.


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

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

Every Facebook Group in the World


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


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.


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


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?


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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