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August 29, 2011

"The 50 best things to eat in the world, and where to eat them"

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The introduction to Killian Fox's September 13, 2009 article in The Guardian:

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"From cake, steak and tapas, to oysters, chicken and burgers, Killian Fox roamed the world to find the 50 best things to eat and the best places to eat them in, with a little help from professionals like Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux, Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray."

August 29, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

To:/From: Self-Inking Stamp

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Lots of good fun potential embedded within.

To invert a classic aphorism: "In the mind of the expert there are many possibilites; in the mind of the novice there are very few."

Well?

What kind of Donald are you?

A duck — or a Trump?

$10.

[via Svpply]

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"On Pessimism" — Alain de Botton

Thirty-eight minutes with the popular Swiss philosopher that will lead you to the conclusion that the glass of life is indeed half-empty.

Skål!

[via Open Culture and The School of Life, a London-based institution co-founded by de Botton in 2008]

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Natural silk dental floss

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From the website:

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Silk floss is softer than typical nylon floss and is very comfortable to use.

Unlike Teflon floss, silk floss has a texture that enhances the removal of plaque and debris from between the teeth.

Spun in beeswax for smooth passage through tight spaces.

The Rolls Royce of flosses.

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Can't wait to see how this stuff compares to Glide, by my measure the apotheosis of floss when it comes to tight space passage.

$4.50.

[via Fancy]

 

August 29, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Apple prepares for Irene: Sandbags with style

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No burlap, cloth or plastic for Apple, no sirree Bob: instead, custom gunmetal gray sandbags were piled up in front of all New York City Apple stores.

Up top, the Soho store by 13pt News.

"iRene" — nice.

Below,

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detail photo by Eric Etheridge from his article "Window-Dressing the West Village and MePa for #Irene: A Case Study."

[via Obama Pacman and Cult of Mac]

 

August 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Key Ring

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From the website:

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Simple brass key ring handcrafted in Italy by the master leather artisans of Il Bisonte.

• Three screw clasps attached with premium cowhide straps

• Stamped with Il Bisonte maker's mark

• Ring diameter 1-3/4"

• Screw clasp 2" long

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$60.

[via Svpply]

August 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Giant Toast Portraits of the Beatles

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From Flavorwire:

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"Mixed media artist Henry Hargreaves has taken the next step and immortalized the group in food — until they get eaten. Hargreaves created these enormous portraits of John, Paul, Ringo and George entirely out of [slices of Wonder] bread, all toasted to varying degrees, as part of his ongoing series 'Toasted.'"

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Though no dimensions for the portraits appear on the artist's site nor anywhere else I could find, you can make a rough estimate: each is 31 slices on a side; a slice of Wonder Bread is about 4.5" on a side; 4.5" x 31 = 139.5" = 11 feet 7.5 inches on a side for each portrait — and that's not counting the spaces between slices.

It would be nice to see someone standing in front of one of the portraits to give a better sense of their scale.

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Bread toasted by Angela Barrow and Osvaldo Ponton.

[via Lost At E Minor and Feature Shoot]

August 29, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Paper Panda

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I've heard of paper tigers but this takes it to the next level.

A 2011 sculpture by Annawili Highfield for the World Wildlife Fund.

Ink, water color, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, wood base.

30cm x 20cm x 25cm.

[via Fancy]

August 29, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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