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May 12, 2011

My new favorite cracker

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For the longest time, certainly since well before the end of the 20th century, my favorite cracker had been Stoned Wheat Thins.

But then a couple weeks ago I couldn't find them in the supermarket and so decided to take an in-depth look at the cracker aisle to determine whether there might be a plausible pretender.

After I got over the hallucinatory display of over a dozen variations on a theme of Wheat Thins and the like, I happened on Carr's Table Water Crackers, which I'd seen since forever but had never tasted.

I purchased a box and was gobsmacked at how

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• physically attractive

• pleasant to hold

• crispy

• tasty

• thin

• perfect by themselves, lightly buttered or with cheese

they were.

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Stoned Wheat Thins at bookofjoe World Headquarters™ are so OVAH.

May 12, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

Mac Cursor Pin

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Designed by Melle Hamer.

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Enamel on silver-coated metal.

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Safety lock.

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€12.50.

[via Fancy]

May 12, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

LED Video Dress — Hussein Chalayan

YouTube caption: "On the catwalk these dresses run on battery power so the girls don't have to drag a power cable behind; for testing in the studio, we had them plugged into the wall."

Each dress is embedded with 15,000 LEDs and projects a video stream.

"The dress on the left shows the opening and closing of a rose, while the one on the right shows sharks moving through water."

[via trendhunter and Fancy]

May 12, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Cuboid Doormat

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From Established & Sons, the illusional coir mat was introduced at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

Price on request.

[via Fancy]

 

May 12, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

How many people have ever lived?

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Jonathan Good's

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May 9, 2011 article on 1000memories.com

Calculation

explored the question in the headline up top

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as well as speculating about how life expectancy has changed since 200,000 B.C.

May 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Landscape Oven Mitts

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"From a collection of household textile items by Ak-LH with woodcut-like prints inspired by the landscapes of Dürer, Turner and Monet."

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[via Fancy and mocoloco]

May 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Inside an African sandstorm

National Geographic cameraman Bob Poole filmed his encounter with a "giant sand blaster" of an African sandstorm, "which ran over us like a freight train."

"I can't believe it, the sound and the wind," he said.

It became black as night. For four hours the sand blocked out the sun.

"This goes down as the wildest thing I've ever seen in my life."

For a National Geographic cameraman, that's saying something.

[via Milena]

May 12, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Folle Classic Stapler

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Unchanged since it was introduced in 1946, 65 years ago.

Steel with hardened steel components.

Designed by Henning Andreasen.

5"L x 3.75"H x 1.6"W.

Satin polished stainless steel: $150.

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Black lacquered steel: $89.

[via Fancy]

May 12, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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