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October 3, 2011

MorphWorld: Jessica Chastain into Bryce Dallas Howard

J1 Mar 29

Ms. Howard's been around since forever, having been a child star; Ms. Chastain's ascendancy has been relatively recent.

B1 Mar 2

They're almost exactly the same age (30), Ms. Chastain having been born March 29, 1981, nearly four weeks after Ms. Howard (March 2, 1981).

Oh, yeah, which is which: Ms. Chastain is up top, Ms. Howard below.

October 3, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Cyrillic Salt & Pepper Shakers


Ah, a taste of the homeland (both my parents were born in Russia).




Commented Fred at 5:46 p.m. today, "Well, some designer is either ignorant, careless, or has a perverted sense of humor because those shakers spell out "Super" and "Pooper."

Pepper, in Russian, is spelled "перец" — and pronounced "perets."

Salt is spelled "соль" — and is pronounced "sahl."


Note added by me at 7:42 p.m. today: On the website for the shakers they're called "Super-Duper."

But — the URL is http://store.artlebedev.com/kitchen/accessories/super-puper/

So it would appear that Fred's option #3 is the correct choice.

October 3, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Daft Coke — Ultra-Limited Edition


From Trendland : "An ultra-limited edition with only 20 sets (signed) for this second collaboration between Daft Punk and Coca Cola."


"This time it's featuring the Daft Punk custom caps and a set of limited bottles featuring flashy 925 silver and 18k gold logo branding."


"The helmet-inspired bottles and packaging was designed by Daft Punk and the set is available for sale at daftcoke.com."


Available only in Europe.


Hey, wait a minute... what's that music I'm hearing?

October 3, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

World's fastest couch (with integrated coffee table)

That's different.

For the longest time I thought they all traveled at precisely the same speed.

Shows you what I don't know.


From Nothing to Do With Arbroath:

It's fast and furious. And it has a coffee table. Australia is a land of sporting legends, and we've just added another one: The world's fastest couch.

The souped-up sofa hit a world land speed record 163km/h [101mph] this week during an officially timed lap on the runway at Camden Airport, southwest of Sydney.

That should oust current Guinness record holder Marek Turowsk of Leicestershire in England, whose home furnishings hit 148km/h in 2008.

Australia's leather two-seater, with handy coffee table (complete with cup of coffee and bowl of fruit), was built by designers Evolution Motorsport.

It is powered by a Suzuki GSX 1400 motorcycle engine. Project leader Paul McKinnon said the challenge was not just making sure it was fast, but also enabling it to conquer the aerodynamic challenge of pushing a squared-off piece of furniture at that speed.

"It's the oddest vehicle we've ever built," he said. "With race cars, you can use the aerodynamic body kit... but with the couch, it was a matter of just doing what we could. We tried to break the airflow with the coffee table."

Another video here.

[via Paul Biba and Geekosystem]

October 3, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

4SquareAnd7YearsAgo — "Never forget"


Wrote Clive Thompson in a story in the October issue of Wired magazine, "4SquareAndSevenYearsAgo... [is a] service [that] plugs into your Foursquare 'check-ins' — those geotagged notes showing where you ate, drank, and socialized. Each morning, it finds your check-ins from precisely one year earlier and emails you a summary."

"4SquareAnd7YearsAgo is an example of a new trend I call memory engineering — the process of fashioning our inchoate digital pasts into useful memories."

"At the moment, most memory engineering is 'episodic,' focused on your personal experiences. Memolane and Patchlife, for example, take your photos, tweets, and even music listening and turn them into a scrollable diary."

October 3, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

i-Wood — My First Laptop

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From the website:


We assume that a lot of tech stuff is spread around at your home. A couple mobile devices, laptops, iPads, iPhones and the like... right?

OK — and you don't want the little ones to play with your brand new iPad... think: multi-gestures with little hands that just have arisen from the porridge plate... urgh.

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The i-Wood takes its design cues from Mr. [Jonathan] Ive's handiwork, but instead of a trackpad, the i-Wood offers the wee ones a space for their chalk.

24cm x 35cm x 2.5cm.


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[via Fancy]

October 3, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Turkish Vogue


Flashy new cover, photographed by Emma Summerton.

[via Coverjunkie and Art8amby]

October 3, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ice Straws


Very cool.

From the website:



With this ice tray, you can make straws out of ice.

We guess that's good for the environment, but more importantly it means you can drink a soda and leave NO EVIDENCE.


Each silicone rubber mold will quickly make six 8" straws out of whatever easily frozen fluids tickle your fancy.





October 3, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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