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November 26, 2013

Internet School of Medicine — Dean Roz Chast welcomes you


This cynosure of a cartoonist seems to get better with every passing decade.


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Genius Gloves — The most elegant gift of the season (for a very dear techie friend)

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Below, excerpts from Stephanie Rosenbloom's New York Times review.


What business traveler does not have a smartphone (or two) glued to his palm?

Pengallan's Genius Gloves were introduced last year and are hand made in Italy of kid leather and lined with cashmere.

The thumb and index fingers on both hands flip back so that you can use a touch screen device.

Sure, there are iPhone and smart-touch gloves that allow you to operate your phone or tablet without taking them off.

But as Jason Tsou, the founder of Pengallan, likes to point out, his leather gloves can be used with the new iPhone 5's Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

And being able to wear leather gloves yet swiftly uncover a couple of fingertips also comes in handy for other things, be it adjusting a contact lens, applying makeup, or wiping a child's face.


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From the website:

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• Genius Glove technology (patent pending) — thumb and index finger flip back for use with smart phones and touch screens

• 100% cashmere-lined Italian kid leather

• Side wrist vents for ease of movement

• Traditional men's glove sizes

• Hand made in Italy


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$175 in Brown or Black.

November 26, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

"World's first wearable, sharable, programmable t-shirt" — bookofjoeTV is ON!


From CuteCircuit:


Choose a new way to communicate with the world by sporting the world's very first wearable, sharable, programmable t-shirt.

Easy to use, the T-shirt-OS features 1,024 pixels arranged in a 32x32 grid controlled by a mobile phone App, allowing you to broadcast nearly anything — and that's not all: T-shirt-OS includes a built-in microcamera, microphone, accelerometer, and speakers.

T-shirt-OS looks like a simple grey t-shirt but don't be fooled: it has the extraordinary power to allow you to share your Facebook Status and your Tweets, your favorite songs and pictures.

It's time to express yourself and leave an impression.

For now, this is a look at an early prototype, but if you think that T-shirt-OS is a cool idea, register your interest at this page!



November 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Fried Chicken-Scented Candles: Episode 2 — In which we learn the initial limited edition of 25 sold out in less than 60 seconds (but wait, there's more!)


When I featured this singular creation Saturday it was pretty obvious to me the extremely limited edition of 25 would sell out in a Kentucky Fried Minute.


According to Jayne Clark's story in yesterday's USA Today, "The first batch... sold out in less than a minute."

Lucky you: the cook has returned to her stove and "will be taking pre-orders today at 10:30 a.m."

This second run, also a very limited edition, will consist of one hundred (100) Fried Chicken-Scented Candles, hand made in the state of Kentucky.

Fair warning: you snoozed and losed last time — don't make the same mistake twice.


Still just $22.

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Gray Cat at twilight — through Google Glass

Res ipsa loquitur.

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"Terrible Chair" — Michele Oka Doner


From the website:


The legend goes that Miami- and New York-based artist-designer Michele Oka Doner chanced upon a thorny branch one day and got the notion to domesticate its menacing, untamed beauty.

"Terrible Chair" is the fulfillment of that ambition.


Oka Doner fashioned real thorn bushes into the shape she desired, then cast the form in gilded bronze.

The end result is less a straightforward, functional piece of furniture than an artifact from a magical fairytale setting.

"Terrible Chair" is imbued with the mystery of a cursed princess's makeshift home in an enchanted forest.

This gorgeous, unique object exemplifies the imagination and craftsmanship of Oka Doner's distinctive career.


Designed and manufactured in 1981.

31.5" x 15" x 17.5".

Edition of 1.




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