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October 18, 2018

The Atlas of Design — Limited Edition

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From the Guardian: "Every two years, a new volume of 'The Atlas of Design' is released, showcasing some of the world's most intriguingly designed maps."

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The 2018 volume includes 32 maps from cartographers all around the world, each accompanied by a short essay from the cartographer(s).

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Atlas Obscura rave review and back story here.

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• Dimensions: Landscape, 12" x 9"

• ~100 pages

$35.

October 18, 2018 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

World's smallest QWERTY keyboard

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Ars Technica called it "tiny but unbelievably good."

Just how small is it?

One inch by one-half inch.

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That's not an error: indeed it does measure 1" x 0.5" (center image, top graphic).

The secret: it's on LG's new watch, the first to run Android Wear 2.0.

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Let me know how it works out for you; as a certified fanboi there's no way I'm going near this puppy.

October 18, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Centennial Light

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"A single, bare light bulb helps illuminate part of the Livermore-Pleasanton fire department on the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay area. It does not look out of place, if a little dim. But it is no humdrum piece of electrical equipment. For the Centennial Light, as it is known, has been burning almost continuously since 1901."

It is the world's longest lasting light bulb, recognized by "The Guinness Book of World Records," "Ripley's Believe It or Not!," and General Electric.

[via the Economist]

October 18, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Samurai Umbrella

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From the website:

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Battle the rain gods with the samurai umbrella.

While the design is very clever, this umbrella is no joke — it is high quality, heavy duty, and lightweight.

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The handle is a careful replica of an authentic samurai sword.

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Comes complete with a nylon scabbard so you can sling it across your shoulder just like you would a real samurai sword.

39.15"L x 3.35"W x 2.95"H

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$39.

October 18, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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