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October 3, 2012

Eyeball Chair


From Laughing Squid:


"'Scopophilia' (love of looking) by Australian artist Fiona Roberts is a red velvet chair embedded with hundreds of realistic plastic eyeballs. The chair sculpture was part of Roberts' graduate show at the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2012 in Adelaide."


"The excessive 'gaze' haunts the flesh, generating the uncomfortable feeling of being exposed."

[via designboom and LikeCool]

October 3, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

"The absolute worst iPhone 5 delivery experience of all time*"


While we're on the subject of the iPhone 5, how about a user experience a bit different from mine described here earlier today?

Wrote Buster Heine in an October 1 post on Cult of Mac, "Imagine powering through your work day, high on the anticipation of a new iPhone 5 waiting for you at home. You keep checking the UPS package tracking to make sure they drop it off and leave it on your back porch because you're not there to bring it inside."

"Pulling up to your house, you can feel your heartbeat pulsing with excitement in your fingertips and you run to the backyard to retrieve the new love of your life. And there it is [picture up top]. Shredded to pieces by your cute doggie who really, really needed a chew toy. Does AppleCare cover dog attacks?"

*I won't argue.

[via Robert Patterson]

October 3, 2012 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Chocolate Cupcake Toilet Paper Holder






From the website via Google Translate: 


Thank you to your seat Yes Please see ♪ cute cupcake mold is a paper holder for paper napkins and toilet paper ■. ■ Pull out the paper from toilet paper to remove the center core. ■ Size W150 mm H140 mm (approx.) I do not get sales tax ◎, the commission system. Toilet paper not included in the photograph for each imported goods, there is the case that some small scratches, etc.. Only person who can forgive its sides, please bid.


Get yours for a mere ¥980 — cheap at twice the price — but don't dally: only a day and 4 hours remain before they'll be gone forever and you'll be crying in your beer.

[via my friend Laurel, vice-president of Rinkya (a Japanese online auction and store service provider), who specializes in bringing stuff like this to our attention. And let there be no doubt about it: attention must be paid.]

October 3, 2012 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

voluntaryXchange — "A Really Unusual Blog"

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I won't argue.

From reader David Tufte who wrote:

Hi Joe:

This site is no longer updated, but I just posted about it.

It's one of those really unusual things that could only show up on the net. Just the sort of thing you like. ;)

He got that right.

N.B. Today I'm trying an experiment, to wit.: See if I can still get eight (8) posts up in an orderly and scheduled way one minute after the hour from 9:01 a.m. to 4:01 p.m.

Five (5) down, three (3) to go.

Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion.

October 3, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack



The dream team.

October 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

My new iPhone 5 — one week later


It was precisely a week ago — 11:01 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 — that the UPS guy handed me a small box containing my much anticipated iPhone 5.

Since that time a lot has happened.

1. I opened the box Thursday September 27.

2. I removed the phone and Lightning cable from the box Friday September 28.

3. That same day I placed the phone in a Thought Out company holder made for the iPhone 4/4S to keep it off the table and out of harm's way.

4. I went about my business.

Today marks the beginning of week 2 with my new device.

No, I have NOT yet turned it on.

And I do not know when I will.

I am content to simply stare at it with awe and wonder, much as the astronauts on the moon in "2001: A Space Odyssey" regarded the black monolith when they encountered it.

If you don't understand why my behavior makes perfect sense to me, you will never, ever, understand what makes me tick.


Which is OK, because Gray Cat twigs perfectly.

October 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Song (Is it dirty) – by Frank O'Hara

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From "Lunch Poems" via Brain Pickings and Lia Bulaong who added (on August 2, 2012 at 3:03 p.m.), "Going to read this poem to myself every day for the next week or so as a meditation."

October 3, 2012 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sesame Street Mink Big Bird Pumps


By Phoebe Philo, worn by models in Céline's Spring/Summer 2013 show at Paris Fashion Week.

Wrote HurricaneVanessa, "Gak. *Spits out fur ball*."

Hard to argue.

[via Jasmin Malik Chua and Ecouterre]

October 3, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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