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February 17, 2012

Stealth Lambo

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Matte black Murciélago.

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[via Fancy]

February 17, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Tree of Life Poster

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From the website: "The Tree of Life print has been specifically designed to replicate a 'rubber stamp' effect. This effect will result in certain portions being lighter, a little sketchy and sometimes even outlined, as compared to the rest of the poster. Please note that this is not a defect but an intended effect, as intended by Aaron, Gary and Khairul, the designers of the poster."

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28" X 20".

Offset Lithographic Printing. Poster printed by A&D Printhub Singapore on Recycled 220gsm maple white by RJ Paper.

$45.

[via iGNANT]

February 17, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tiny lizard discovered in Madagascar

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From National Post : "A new kind of chameleon, believed to be the smallest in the world, was discovered on the island of Madagascar. Brookesia micra, found by German and American biologists, has a body only 16 millimetres long, or 23 mm with its tail fully extended. It's so small that it's only about twice as long as a the head of a match."

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"It's one of four new species of chameleon discovered on the island, and scientists think its small size might be because of an extreme example of 'island dwarfism,' where creatures shrink in size due to a lack of resources on islands, reported National Geographic."

The juvenile is pictured.

February 17, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

BreakSoap

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Res ipsa loquitur.

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But in case you've got the sound turned off, here's what creator Dave Hakkens had to say about it:

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"Most of our classic bars of soap are being replaced by soap pumps. However, a lot of these pump soaps contain a lot of chemicals. Not only the soap itself, also its packaging. The main reason to use a soap pump is because it's more hygienic and easier. I wanted to give the classic, more natural bar of soap the same features so we could start using it again."

[via iGNANT]

February 17, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

The Love Songs of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning

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"The 573 love letters between 19th-century poet Elizabeth Barrett and her husband, Robert Browning, were made available online for the first time Tuesday."

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Free, the way we like it.

"Though transriptions of the poets' correspondence have been published, the handwritten letters could only be seen at Wellesley College, where the collection has been kept since 1930."

"On the site, readers will be able to see the letters as they really appear — with creased paper, fading ink and quill pen cross-outs."

So even if your Valentine's Day didn't go quite the way you wished it would, lick your wounds as you rejoice in truly requited love.

Fair warning: there goes the weekend.

[via the New York Times]

February 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wearable Planter

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By Colleen Jordan who wrote, "Why should your plants stay at home?"

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Indeed.

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More: "They help clean the air you breathe, are beautiful, and create a wonderful conversation starter. Wear a sprout, a succulent, or a flower you found on your morning walk."

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"I created the design for the Wearable Planter using modeling software. It was then 3-D printed and finished by hand. The planter is made of acrylic and hand-finished for a smooth appearance and texture."

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"Comes with directions on how to add plants and recommendations on which work best. Sorry, but no plants are included with this item."

From $20.

[via Milena and iGNANT]

February 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What Men Want: Then and Now

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[Source: "Measuring Mate Preferences: A Replication and Extension" by Christine B. Whelan, University of Pittsburgh, and Christie F. Boxer and Mary Noonan, University of Iowa. Via the New York Times]

February 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Swiss Measuring Spoons

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1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp and 1 Tbsp.

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Plastic.

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$10.

February 17, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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