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January 28, 2011

Thierry Mugler x "Anatomy of Change" (Lady Gaga)

Lady Gaga herself served as music director for this video, which features the debut of a remixed version of a track from her upcoming album, "Born This Way."

Nicola Formichetti, the new creative director of Thierry Mugler's ready-to-wear lines, put it up on YouTube.

Directed by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco and shot specifically for Thierry Mugler Men's fall-winter 2011/2012 ready-to-wear show last week Wednesday in Paris, it features Rick Genest, a Canadian model more popularly known as Zombie Boy.

Download the music here.

[via the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal]

January 28, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Aroma Mist Pod


From the website:


A striking chimney shape that will diffuse aromas for your inner relaxation sessions. It is also an ultrasonic humidifier that can improve the quality of your home's air.

It is simple to use, too. Just open up the lid and put water and your aroma oil into the pod. Switch on the timer and relax as your room is filled with gentle fragrance.



• Functions: timer; turns off when water runs out

• Modes: high (2 hour timer); low (4 hour timer)

• Water pod size: 10cm Ø; 100 ml capacity

• Includes AC adapter and measuring cup

• Size: 15cm Ø x 35.5cm H

• 170MHz ultrasonic waves

• Weight: 900kg

• Polyurethane




January 28, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Globe Genie and MapCrunch


Wrote Rob Walker in his "Consumed" column in the December 30, 2010 New York Times Magazine, "On Globe Genie [above], created by Joe McMichael, an M.I.T. graduate student, you click the 'teleport' button and the main window displays a Street View [above] selected at random from whatever Google has available on whichever continent you've chosen. This could be a stretch of highway in rural Denmark, a corner in downtown Denver or the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro."

"MapCrunch [below] is much the same but lets you narrow your virtual travels to specific cities. In both cases, if you see something compelling, you can stop and look around via Street View, wandering as much as you like, checking out the pedestrians, street signs and other random imagery that has been collected."


In either case, there goes the day.

Try 'em both and you can write off the rest of the month.

Fair warning.

[via Milena]

January 28, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Skull Polo


Designed by Lucien Pellat-Finet, whose Paris boutique is at 231 Rue St. Honore.


"Skull embroidery on back. 100% cotton piquet. Made in Italy."


Model is 5'10.5" and wearing size small.


"No hand wash. No dry clean."

Originally $575, now $230.

"No hand wash. No dry clean" — someone help me here.


January 28, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Milton Levine, co-inventor of the classic Ant Farm, is dead at 97

COMICAD ant farm

From yesterday's Wall Street Journal obituary: "He introduced the Ant Farm to America in 1956. Mr. Levine developed the narrow green plastic case with barn and windmill that became a toy sensation of 1957-58, when two million were sold."

"The Ant Farm was initially sold by mail and later through retailers nationwide. Each Ant Farm came with a coupon for a vial of ants that was mailed separately, since ants don't have a long shelf life."

"'I love ants,' Mr. Levine told Smithsonian magazine in 1989. 'They're the greatest things on Earth. I've got three kids, and ants put them all through college. I never even step on ants, I tell you. Never.'"

From yesterday's Washington Post obituary: "Levine was watching ants during a Fourth of July picnic in Studio City in 1956 when he was reminded of collecting ants in jars as a child...."

"He recalled announcing: 'We should make an antarium.'"

Levine and his brother-in-law, E. J. Cossman, came up with a transparent habitat — a green plastic frame with a whimsical farm scene — that allowed people to watch ants dig tunnels in sand between two plastic panes."

January 28, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

CO2 monitors — Episode 2: In which I learn their highest... and best use


Three weeks ago I featured a high-priced ($461) indoor CO2 monitor and noted that I couldn't see why anyone would want one.

A reader commented, "Dope grow room!"


Shows how little I know about the world.

I need to take a cue from Gray Cat and get out more.

But I digress.

Two other readers offered sites selling a much less expensive CO2 monitor [top].

In the interest of discretion I'll pass on acknowledging these tuned in... individuals by name.


Best price: $189.95.

January 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Book Origami


Created by Isaac Salazar, an accountant in Artesia, New Mexico,  who writes,


"I am someone who has never taken an art class in my life but have stumbled upon making Book Art/Book Origami."


"I didn't think I had an artistic bone in my body and never thought of myself as creative."


"I use simple arithmetic and an Exacto knife as my supplies, along with lots of time."


"Each takes me anywhere from a day to two weeks for the more complex pieces."


"I like to take a book that would otherwise end up in a landfill and turn it into art."


[via koikoikkoi and boxbank+]

January 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Limited-edition Kami mug cup


Hand carved by Hidetoshi Takahashi at his family's woodworking factory in Asahikawa, Japan.

8.5cm Ø x 10.8cm H.


Weight: 128 grams.

Edition of 50.



January 28, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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