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April 20, 2011

Making a book, circa 1947

From Dead SULs: "Encyclopedia Britannica Films...  and the Library of Congress teamed up to make this marvel."

"It had me at its opening lines":

This man is an author. He writes stories. He has just finished writing a story. He thinks many people will like to read it. So, he must have this story made into a book. Let's see how the book is made.

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Wood Laptop Stand








Dopludo Collective.


[via Fancy and Behance]

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Welcome to Barometer World


Located in Merton, Devon, England, Barometer World began in 1979 when its founder, Phillip Collins (above), opened his doors for business.

It's now a resource for barometer lovers everywhere, offering parts, restoration, advice, a museum, and a wide selection of barometers for sale, either in person or online.


[via Richard Kashdan]

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Sushi Slippers


Set of salmon (orange) and tuna (red).

Handmade, the way great sushi should be.

"Plush fleece with extra-cushy batting and no-slip water-resistant soles."


[via Caroline]

April 20, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

uʍop ǝpısdn ǝdʎʇ oʇ ʍoɥ


˙uʍop-ǝpısdn sɹɐǝddɐ ʇxǝʇ ɹnoʎ ɔıƃɐɯ ʎq ɟı sɐ 'ɐlıoʌ puɐ 'xoq ɹǝddn ǝɥʇ uı ǝdʎʇ 'FlipText :ǝɹǝɥ oƃ ʇsnɾ

[via TiPb]


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365 Knitting Clock


Wrote its creator, Siren Elise Wilhemsen, "The 365 knitting clock was made to measure and register time in a three dimensional form to visualize the otherwise invisible time factor that connects us all. Instead of showing time in numbers, the tool we normally use to understand and organise time, the knitting clock shows the philosophical point of the ongoing process of time. It is knitting the hours and the days and shows the time as something that is constantly moving, changing and developing."


"Every passing of a half hour is marked by the knitting of a stitch, a full day is measured by a full circle around the clock and a year results in a two-meter-long scarf. After one year the wool has to be replaced and a new year can be knitted. The year that has passed is this year's scarf. And the coming year is the wool unknitted."


Too wonderful.

[via Milena, Kickcan & Conkers, HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT, and Ohdeedoh]

April 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Macarena deconstructed


What took so long?

[via Doobybrain and barsandpies]

April 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Panasonic's New "Beauty Retouch Mode" Camera


Austin Considine's April 15, 2011 New York Times story featured Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-FP7 camera and its so-called "Beauty Retouch Mode."

Above, the author, without Beauty Retouch Mode (left) and with.

He wrote, "The FP7, which costs just over $200, has a tool called 'clear skin' that blurs blemishes and wrinkles. Another, called 'shine removal,' is the digital equivalent of powdering your nose. A third whitens teeth. (There are still a few kinks to work out; an in-house test of that last tool whitened only the lower half of this writer's two front teeth.)"

"Another set of tools retouches makeup: digital foundation and lip color can be added, along with rouge and eye shadow. The effect can be surprisingly subtle (but downright clownish if overdone)."

April 20, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

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