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September 12, 2010

Peacock detail


"A peacock detail from a six-panel Art Deco-influenced Japanese screen by Usumi Kiho from around 1920."


On view beginning this coming Wednesday at  Erik Thomsen Asian Art  in New York.

[via Eve M. Kahn and the New York Times]

September 12, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Guitar Earrings


Solid brass, printed.

2.25" x 1.25".


September 12, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Stella McCartney x Adidas


Her autumn-winter 


2010/2011 collection 


features luminescent


fabrics and materials.

Apply within.

[via weblogsurf.com]

September 12, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Edible Ice Straws


Can your straws do that?

From the website:


• Tray freezes quickly and is easily cleaned

• Edible straws = less plastic in landfills

• Made of food-grade silicone rubber

• Use water or juice in straw molds

• Makes six 8" straws at a time




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

IMVU — "Meet new people in 3-D"

Next thing you know they'll create a world where you can go to actually meet real people.

Real soon now.

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

Stay Puft Caffeinated Gourmet Marshmallows

From the website:


• Box is rubbery with a marshmallow feel, for fun after you eat the contents

• Licensed Ghostbusters collectible

• 24 square-ish mallows per box

• 100mg caffeine per piece




September 12, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

SkyRider airplane seat — "Like riding horseback"



Just when you thought the air travel experience couldn't get any worse, along comes the new airplane seat pictured up top.

Wrote Charisse Jones in a September 10, 2010 USA Today story, passengers will "... sit at an angle with no more than 23 inches between their perch and the seat in front of them — a design that could appeal to low-cost airlines that have floated the idea of offering passengers standing-room tickets on short flights."

More: "The SkyRider could be its own class of seating, like business or coach.... Passengers would likely pay lower fares. But airlines could boost their profits because the narrowly spaced seats would allow them to squeeze more fliers on board."

A spokesman for the company which invented the seat told Jones, "For flights anywhere from one to possibly even up to three hours... this would be comfortable seating.... The seat... is like a saddle. Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle."

That could be my favorite analogy of the year.

But I digress.

More: "Ryanair, the Irish low-cost carrier that has set trends such as charging for in-flight meals, has said it would let passengers stand during flights if the Irish Aviation Authority would allow it."

"And last year, Spring Airlines, a low-cost carrier in China, tried to get the OK from regulators to redesign its planes to accommodate some standing passengers."

"But Gaetano Perugini..., who created the SkyRider, emphasizes that the firm isn't proposing that passengers be on their feet."

"Even though the (distance between seats) is extremely narrow, we are talking about seats, not about... having passengers simply standing on the floor," he says.... You are sitting on a special seat, but it is a seat."

September 12, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

Grapefruit Saver


From the website:


Sturdy saver with lid measures 4½" in diameter and looks like a cut grapefruit.

Perfect for storing uneaten half of a grapefruit or for transporting it to work. 

Dishwasher safe.




September 12, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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