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July 28, 2012

"Impressions" — Sebastian Martorana


Above, the artist's carved marble sculpture of a pillow indented by his late father-in-law's resting head.

The impression was that left after Martorana lifted his body from his deathbed.

The piece is part of a new show, "40 Under 40: Craft Futures," up through February 3, 2012, at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.

[via Danielle O'Steen and the Washington Post]

July 28, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Switch Salt & Pepper Shaker

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Turn on, shake out.

2.25" x 1.5".



July 28, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Charlie Parker practicing

Wrote Flautist, "I love this — Charlie Parker practicing! One of the massively influential figures in jazz, a legend in his own time, phenomenal technique & musicianship, doing a little warm-up. At 0:27 he noodles around on a few bars from number 23 of the Klose 25 Daily Exercises for Saxophone and at 1:05 he plays descending major scales going up the chromatic scale."
More: Charlie Parker, "Out of Nowhere"

July 28, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tampon Flash Drive — Hide in plain sight

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From HUH.:

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"Ever since the invention of USB flash drives, people have been designing clever and strange housing units for them, but this one definitely has to be up there with the best/weirdest/worst. You can even decide how heavy a flow you want — Light Flow (2GB), Moderate Flow (4GB), or Heavy Flow (8GB). Should you want to have a tampon (plus tampon string) sticking out of your laptop, you can buy one for $29.90 and up."

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[via Things That Look Like Other Things]

July 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Is THIS bookofjoeTV?


Constant readers will know that I'm always thinking bojTV is about to happen, yet it somehow never does.

Yesterday when I went to YouTube my homepage (above) had something new in blue (below):


What does this mean?

"YouTube now has live streaming using Hangouts on Air. Live stream to your channel now!"

Well OK then.

I clicked on the link and was taken here:

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Simultaneously my iMac's camera came on and I saw myself walking on the treadmill in a little window at the bottom of the Google+ Hangouts page.

But wait a sec... what's "Air?"

"Hangouts on Air?"

I've heard of Hangouts and even tried it when it first came out but no one showed up so I bagged it.

Then I read the "Start a Hangout" instructions and saw you've got to invite people, name the hangout, select Hangout Options, etc.

Already way too involved for this TechnoDolt®™©.

And that's just to broadcast live to my YouTube channel.

But that's not what bookofjoeTV is about.

No, it's about broadcasting live right here right now without you having to go anywhere or do anything.

As always: Real soon now.

I keep thinking Airtime on iPhone will be the killer app but it still hasn't happened.

July 28, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

SurfShelf Treadmill/Exercise Bike Laptop/Tablet Holder


I happened


on this




and thought


it looked interesting,


besides which


it won't break the bank


even if


it doesn't


work out for you.



July 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

"Division" — by Johan Rijpma

Wrote Rijpma: "A piece of paper is divided by hand into an even number of pieces and then reassembled. A photograph of this finished composition is then printed and divided again. This makes the impossible possible, tearing the now-included empty spaces that make up the tears in the paper. This feedback division process is repeated while the number of imprecise manual divisions gradually increase. Everything is created by division."

O the joy.

As it were.

[via @kellianderson]

July 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Cojín Jamón de Jabugo (Jabugo Ham Cushion)

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From the website:


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This cushion perfectly simulates a life-size Jabugo ham.


Your guests will be surprised when they see it on your couch, even more so when they pick it up and find it's soft and light.

28" x 8" x 5" (70 x 20 x 13 cm).

Cotton fabric with foam filling.



July 28, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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