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October 9, 2010


I just received the movie above from Cary Sternick, my longtime associate dating back to Milwaukee in the last century.

In his creation he asks the question, how about renaming bookofjoe to reflect his contribution?

He makes a strong case, methinks.

I will await the opinions of others before moving forward with this rather significant alteration to this venerable (over six years, in internet time, is positively ancient) site.

October 9, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Lacoste x Peanuts Limited-Edition Polo Shirts


To celebrate the 60th anniversary of "Peanuts,"


Lacoste has issued several different men's polo shirts with rather amusing graphics (above and below).


When they came out in August they were available at the Dover Street Market in London;


I have no idea if there are any left at that location.


According to Eric Wilson's "Front Row" column in yesterday's New York Times, they're currently on sale at the Colette pop-up shop in Paris (213, rue St.-Honoré), each $324.

[via Trendhunter]

October 9, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"When a phenomenon is not produced by humans, it is natural"


Above and below,


a selection






From the top down: Moeraki Boulders, Penitentes, Columnar Basalt, Sailing Stone, Ice Circles.

[via Joe Peach]

October 9, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Guillotine Cigar Cutter


Guillotine desk knife with elm base accomodates two different cigar diameters.

Natural ox horn handle and 420b stainless steel blade.

Handmade in Florence, Italy by Berti.

Base: 6.9"L; blade: 2.4"L.


[via a reader with a finely-honed mind and a sharp wit]

October 9, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Russell Brand on the cult of celebrity

Just excellent.

Above, Part 1; below, Part 2.

[via the BBC and MSS]

October 9, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: incapable of flight.

October 9, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Fornasetti x Fender Stratocaster


No, you can't have one.

Not at any price.

There are only two such guitars in the world, each created by Barnaba Fornasetti (Piero's only son).

He told Marco Velardi, in an October 3, 2010 New York Times T Magazine interview, that "A client asked me to decorate it. But I liked it so much that I decided to keep it for myself, and I did another one for him."

October 9, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Glow-in-the-dark skeleton wall sticker




37 removable, repositionable, no-residue stickers on four 10" x 18" sheets. 



October 9, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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