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August 10, 2012

Intricate architecture made from hand-cut ledger paper


From VisualNews.com:




Artist Jill Sylvia creates her insanely detailed architectural models, which look something like wireframe models made from paper, out of a very unique material: hand-cut ledger paper.


Using often book-bound sheets of lined paper, she cuts minuscule holes between each of the sheets' colored lines, giving the paper a perforated surface that becomes partially see-through.


Once assembled, her models of classic U.S. architecture like the White House, Jefferson Memorial, and U.S. Capitol Building reveal their hidden inner details such as magnificent columns and domed ceilings.


Because of the intense detail involved in each model, it would be easy to assume that each was quite large but don’t be fooled: in the case of the beautiful Jefferson Memorial featured in the top two pictures, it's only 5.25" x 5.5" x 6.5".


When you look at the close-up images showing the masterful folds and joints involved in each of these pieces, you realize the extraordinarily delicate touch required.


Sylvia continues to explore the interesting patterns found within perforated ledger sheets, in some cases stringing multiple sheets together into flowing, grate-like ribbons of the material, in others working with a few of the sheets in bound, book-like form.




[via fubiz and Matt Penning]

August 10, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Festival Feet — Is that a party in your shoes or...?


Think outside the Lollapalooza space — how about the office?

Would these work there for you?

From the website:



Don't let the chilling winds of winter get you down — instead look forward to the upcoming festivals!


You'll have one less thing to worry about — wellies!


With our "Festival Feet," rest assured that your feet will stay mud-less while you engage in your dancing, singing and generally being a festival-appreciator (Just like any of those people wearing those old-fashioned, heavy and boring wellies)!



Yellow, Blue, or Red: £4.99/pair.

August 10, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Trapster alerts you to police speed traps

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Got tickets?

Then this app might be just the thing for you.

Free, the way we like it.

The map in the graphic up top is my home territory.

Fair warning: Radar detectors are illegal in Virginia.

August 10, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Giraffe Sugar Basin




カップ 直径9.5cm x 高7cm

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スプーン2.5cm x 長13cm
材質: 磁器



August 10, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

"Lunch Scholars"

[via The Huffington Post]

August 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Key Turner — "Turn even tight keys with ease"

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"Now even those with arthritis or limited hand dexterity can turn the tightest keys. The 5-inch-long contoured handle provides the needed leverage. Holds two keys that fold into the handle when not in use."

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Think outside the arthritis/limited hand dexterity space — this tool is perfect for kids who use keys.

 Set of two: $14.99 (keys included).

August 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

A grey cat trying to get famous on the internet


Working pretty well so far.

[via 9GAG and Richard Kashdan]

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

24-inch ruler with built-in levels and handle

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Tricked out tool fo shizzle.

"Lightweight aluminum 2-foot ruler has built-in vertical and horizontal levels. Marked in inches and millimeters. Handle for easy use. Hole for hanging."


August 10, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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