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May 18, 2012

Lotte Time-Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 minutes 45 seconds

Wrote Netherlands-based filmmaker/artist Frans Hofmeester, "I filmed my daughter Lotte every week, from birth up until she turned 12 years old, and then made this time-lapse edit in Final Cut Pro."

[via LikeCool and Emma Olivera]

May 18, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Strapless Sun Visor

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What took so long?

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Strapless sun visor won't give you hat hair or headaches!

Slim fabric visor slips right over the temples of your sunglasses, so there's no tight back strap to create that annoying hair "bump" or head pain.

One size fits most types of sunglasses (not for extremely close-fitting, wrap-around frames or frameless, ultra-thin wire glasses).

Spot clean cotton/polyester.

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$9.95.

May 18, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

"Enter"

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You can find this instructive adhesive tape add-on on each of the ten (10) pumps at the BP station down the street from me.

I guess I wasn't the only one confounded by the on-screen instruction to "Press Enter."

It's hard not to conclude that the people responsible for this abomination of a touch pad aren't also the ones who design TV remote controls.

A Bizarro World Apple design team would produce this sort of thing.

May 18, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Batter Finger Spatula

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Silicone.

9" x 1" x 0.25".

$7.15.

May 18, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Expert's Expert: How to test the freshness of peas

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Wrote Elaine Sciolino in an April 25, 2012 New York Times Dining section story, "I learned... that one way to test the freshness of peas is to press down on a pod and gently move around the peas inside. (Fresh peas will squeak when they are rubbed together)."

Her tutor: Chef Sylvester Wahid of L'Oustau de Baumanière, the Michelin two-star restaurant at the foot of the medieval hill town of Les Baux in Provence.

Other lessons from Wahid: "The smaller the peas, the sweeter and more tender they are; fat, stuffed pods can mean that the peas have become tough and mealy and past their prime."

May 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Canada Felt Backpack Badge

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In many parts of the world, being Canadian offers an increased chance of survival should you find yourself interacting with individuals who might not be on your party invite list back home.

2.5" x 2.5"; embroidered and felt-backed; to be applied with needle and thread.

$8 could end up being cheap at thousands of times the price, in the event....

[via Paul Biba]

May 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Introducing the David 8 — Prometheus Project

Launching June 8 from Weyland Industries.

What a coincidence: that's my incept date.

[via a crack Los Angeles correspondent]

May 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

ToFU Table Lamp

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Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka.

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In the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Monolithic block of crystal clear methacrylate.

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Small (8.25"H) or Large (11.62"H).

$680–$780.

May 18, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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