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July 30, 2012

Mechanical Kitty Coin Bank comes to life

From Laughing Squid: "You may have seen the Mechanical Kitty Coin Bank [below], the Japanese novelty where a coin is placed on a box and a kitty hiding in that box puts its paw up to grab the coin. Now, a video [above] has surfaced from Japan that shows a kitty in real-life snatching coins from the top of a box and yes, it's just as cute as you imagine."

[via cineraria, fyd!!1!, Tastefully Offensive, and Richard Kashdan]

July 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Folding Cooler


From the website:



Hybrid cooler collapses for storage and unfolds to create a semi-rigid cooler.

Molded cup holders, dual haul handles, and reinforced feet for enhanced abrasion-resistance.

To unfold:

1) Release toggles on sides of cooler and unzip collapsed cooler to open.

2) Molded foam panels inside fold upward and Velcro together to provide insulation and structure.

3) Pull waterproof cooler liner up and over foam panels and velcro in place.

4) Pull up exterior fabric and Velcro to foam panels.


Three sizes with 20-50 liter capacity (20-liter cooler holds approximately 20 cans with room for ice).

From $39.99.

[via The Green Head]

July 30, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"Les Statues Meurent Aussi" (Statues Also Die) — Chris Marker and Alain Resnais

Made between 1950 and 1953, the documentary examined traditional African sculptures and masks and their decline with the coming of Western colonialism.

Marker died yesterday at the age of 91.

Above, Part 1 of the film; below, Part 2.

Below, Part 3.

July 30, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Rock Chair — Flatpack Rocker


Designed by Fredrik Färg of FÄRG & BLANCHE

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for Design House Stockholm.

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July 30, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"Marilyn" — Joana Vasconcelos


Fifteen works — including "Marilyn" (above and below), a giant silver construction of a pair of high-heeled pumps made entirely of cooking pots and lids — by the Portuguese sculptor are currently on display at the Versailles chateau and its gardens, through September 30.


[via Elaine Sciolino and the New York Times]

July 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Folder Placemats


"If you are the kind of person who lives in front of the computer and doesn't leave even to eat, a Folder Placemat is all you needed [sic]."

Reusable and washable PVC.

14" x 10".

Set of two: $9.90.


Oh, yeah, I almost forgot: "3D Lenticular Effect."

July 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Planets app


From Scientific American:


"An addictive real-time map of the sky showing when the planets and the moon are, or will be, visible,


plus great data on each planet's mass, orbit, and moons."


For iPhone/iPad.


Free, the way we like it.

July 30, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Turbospoke Bicycle Exhaust System

Videre est credere.

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Where was this when I needed it?

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"Ages 6+" — everybody in!

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[via No Puedo Creer]

July 30, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

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