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December 12, 2012

slydial — "Create the illusion of communication"

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"The voice alternative to text messaging."

Love it.

[via wot]

December 12, 2012 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Tovolo King Ice Cube Tray


From Cool Tools: "This ice cube tray remains one of my best purchases this year.They're not just a novelty, either, as their gargantuan size means less surface area and slower melting for a chilled and less diluted drink."


Cubes measure 2 inches in each dimension.

Blue, Red, Green, or Pink.


December 12, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to make a small waterproof container from two plastic bottles

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[via briangreen.net and Tim Lillis]

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

Stolen Jewels — Tangible vs Virtual

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From the website:

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An exploration of tangible vs. virtual in relation to real and perceived value.

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Using Google Image Search, the designers browsed through some of the most expensive (and often famous) jewelry in the world.

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The resulting low-res images were stolen, doctored, then transfered to printed and scored leather, creating a tangible new incarnation.

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Six pieces were created:

• Golden Jubilee Diamond Broach

• Ruby necklace with brooch

• Tutti Frutti necklace with earrings

• Great Chrysanthemum

• Hope Diamond Broach

• Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Earrings


Apiece, $169.

December 12, 2012 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Gray Cat adapts to changes in the cable box space


I've been doing some rearranging of the hardware in front of my TV, in response to the entry of a Bose all-in-one TV sound box to the hallowed precincts.


The only imperative laid down by her highness: the Comcast box always goes on top no matter what else happens.

That's because its antediluvian hard drive emanates excess heat which creates a very toasty, comfy, and alluring surface for Gray Cat's frequent sleeping sojourns.

I noticed that her legs were falling over the sides after my latest rearrangement which certainly is unacceptable.

I went to the linen closet and found a nice flannel sheet which, when folded appropriately, fits perfectly between the tower of electronic satellite/cable/sound power and the front of the TV.

Gray Cat, photographed above giving the new set-up a test spin, stretched mightily after she awoke, then pronounced herself satisfied..

All here heaved a huge sigh of relief before standing down and returning to our regularly scheduled activities.

Now would you please do the same?

Yes, YOU — I see how you've abandoned what you're supposed to be doing (and receiving a king's ransom for not doing at the moment) and you can bet that if I can see, others are aware.

Fair warning.

Just trying to save your bacon.

The top photo appears to have employed the iPhone 5's flash while the second one didn't.

I oughta know, huh?

I mean, I'm the only one here.

December 12, 2012 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Pencil sharpener that looks like a lighter


No — you don't take it to the airport.


What's wrong with you?

Orange, Clear, or Blue.

2.8" x 1.2" x 0.7". 


December 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

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