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September 19, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

What a refreshing and enchanting man is Bill Cunningham.

Truly sui generis.

In this 2010 film, we accompany the bicycle-riding octogenarian around New York City as he takes photographs for his legendary New York Times Sunday Styles section "On the Street" column.

But there's much more than that.

Namely, how he actually selects and lays out his columns; his belief that it's the clothes that matter — not the people; his early days in New York City as haberdasher William J; a visit to Paris in 2008, where he is awarded the title Officer of the Order of Arts and of Letters; his disdain for comfort, food, money and the rest of what most of us regard as essential for happiness; the fact that he's never had a romantic relationship; that he goes to church every Sunday without fail and always has; the awe and near reverence with which he's regarded by the great and the good such as Anna Wintour,  Annette de la Renta, Tom Wolfe, Michael Kors and their ilk.

Clock score*: 0.

Highly recommended.

*Clock score was invented by me as a functional, universally applicable way of rating movies.

It simply tells you how many times you looked at a clock or watch while watching a film.

A clock score of 0 means it's absorbing to the point that not once did it occur to you to see what time it was or how long the movie still had to go.

September 19, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Cordless Ultra-Portable Stove


From Industrial Design Served:


"Stoov from Electrolux is a cooking unit you stick to your cooking pots.


Set the temperature on the touchscreen and Stoov does the rest. The heating elements inside make it possible to heat up the whole pot. 


It can either be used underneath or on the sides. The electromagnet makes it possible to stick it on to the sides.The lights indicate which side heats up.


The internal battery and robust shape make it possible to take it anywhere you want, from a garden-party to a festival.To power up the Stoov, there is an adapter which can charge  six Stoovs at the same time."

[via Fancy]

September 19, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

i-Tomb — The World's Virtual Cemetery: "Everyone needs an i-Tomb"


From the folks who brought you i-Memorial comes i-Tomb.

"i-Tombs are the digital memorial of the deceased, the lasting trace of their passage on earth, the recipient of their life story."

There they go again with that trace stuff.

But I digress.


"iTomb is an advertisement-free website that you can visit at your leisure, like you would visit a traditional cemetery."

I like it.

Last time I was in a traditional cemetery, there were no ads or banners a là soccer stadiums.


Though I suspect it's only a matter of time before that barrier breaks.


September 19, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Picnic Blanket Knapsack

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That's different.

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Collect all your picnic gear, food and drink, cinch up your dual-purpose picnic blanket, swing it over your shoulder and voilà — you're a human donkey.


Cotton top, anti-slide polyester bottom, 71"Ø.


Red or Taupe.



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Dog balances treats

[via Pouch]

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Hickytats — Love hurts


Tat's different.

Well, I thought it was funny.

From the website:



With Hickytats you can brand the one you love.

Generic hickies are often meaningless and can be mistaken for bruises.

Eliminate the risk of distasteful bruising with a personalized hickytat on your loved one's neck or other body part.


Simply place over the chosen region and suck through the perforations.

Sometimes love hurts but at least you can leave a clear message.

2.1" x 3.8".



"For Her; For Him; For Anyone."


Set of 10: $15.


September 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Welcome to the Toronto Academy of Karate


[via 22 Words and Super Punch]

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Avocado Salt & Pepper Shakers



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