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December 1, 2013

The exquisite and elegant jewelry* of Kathryn Blackmore at the vamoose

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I've purchased items from her shop before and the recipients have been universally delighted.

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As have I, by their responses.

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below, exemplars.

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Browse the gallery if you'd prefer a no-cost pleasure.

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Ms. Blackmore personally wraps and packs each piece so beautifully, you hesitate to open the box and contained layers of paper and ribbon and fabric.

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Her prices are astonishingly low considering the beauty, quality of materials, and workmanship of each hand made piece, down to the tiniest details of chains, fittings, and lobster clasps and their ilk.

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Bonus: free worldwide shipping from her UK headquarters through tomorrow, Monday, December 2 (midnight GMT).

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Fair warning.

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The designer's blog archive, from its 2008 inception, is here.

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Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and flickr.

*jewellery to those across the pond

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Concrete Like Paper Lamp


Say what?


From the website:



A clever twist on materials, the Concrete Like Paper Lamp by Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung is cast in concrete rotated to fling off excess material, rendering paper-like creases and folds.


The "Roof" models shine downwards by dangling from the ceiling, while "Hangover" seems to lie exhausted on the table, the cabinet or the floor, emitting soft diffused light.


Each piece is hand made in Germany and is completely unique, with its own edges, kinks and creases.


• Roof#1: 8.25"H x 6.3"Ø

 •Roof#2: 8.67"H x 6.3"Ø

• Roof#3: 8.25"H x 8.25"Ø

• Hangover: 7.85"H x 6.7"Ø


From $299.

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"Sounds like you have a drinking problem" — through Google Glass


Above, a comment on my recently posted YouTube video (below) shot with Google Glass at one of my favorite places in Charlottesville, owner-chef Harrison Keevil's Brookville Restaurant.

I guess viewer Oneness100 wasn't at all happy with me, my personal habits, my social life, or pretty much anything I was up to.

Can't please 'em all.

Oh, yeah, one more thing: the YouTube caption reads "Yesterday I was able to extract myself from the — to me — immersive world of NFL football Sunday morning pregame stuff long enough to drive downtown to my favorite restaurant in Charlottesville, chef-owner Harrison Keevil's Brookville Restaurant. The Sunday brunch Hangover Cure is a work of art and usually my default order."

"Hangover Cure."

It's a figure of speech, see?

It's on the menu as such: see below.


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Squirrel Briefs — Lawyers rejoice, your underpants have come in


Wait a sec, who wrote that headline?

Call security and get them out of here.

Now where was I?

Ah, yes, these tighty whiteys for furry nut types.

From the website:


For squirrely lawyers?

No, that would be stupid.

These are genuine squirrel underpants.

Nothing salacious, just your standard white cotton jockey-type drawers with an elastic waist.

These are XXXXS, with a 9" waist, but for squirrels they're pretty much one-size-fits-all. (Will also fit most guinea pigs but are probably over-sized for the average gerbil.)




[via Steve Woodruff]

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Fire in the woods out back of my house — Episode 3: Fire trucks arrive at the scene (through Google Glass)

Excitement as fire trucks arrive at the scene.

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Chemistry Flask Salt & Pepper Shakers

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From the website:


Every child has dreamed of being a mad scientist, playing with beakers and creating bubbly, brewy masterpieces.

Now your whole family can indulge your inner Dr. Frankenstein at mealtime with our Chemistry Flask Salt & Pepper Shakers.

Marked with salt and pepper "element" labels, this unique shaker set looks like it belongs on a lab shelf rather than your dining table.



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