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August 27, 2019

Lou Reed Special Limited-Edition New York Public Library Card

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"Extremely limited edition."

Apply within.

August 27, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

New York City frozen with 960fps super-slo-mo

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Trompe l'orange — The art of packaging

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Above, a perfume bottle set for Parfums de Marcy, circa 1925, consisting of eight enameled glass bottles as orange segments, set in a painted ceramic holder with the color, shape, and texture of an orange.

Trompe l'oeil perfume packaging was popular in the 20s and 30s, though faux citrus fruit was atypical.

The set, three inches in diameter, was sold at auction in 2004 for $1,410.

Finding an intact 8-bottle set is rare, but separate bottles do appear from time to time on eBay:

The one above

the one above sold there for $16.49 in early 2016.

[via BoxVox]

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What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger than a bread box.

A second clue: moving parts.

Another view:

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August 27, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Limited-Edition Event Horizon Spin Coin

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From the website:

A pocket-sized black hole that can be carried with you.

If you're not aware, black holes are dangerous so please be careful near the event horizon because nothing can escape the gravitational pull of a black hole.

The escape velocity of a black hole is faster than the speed of light which basically means that nothing can get away.

The deep purple/black color is challenging to show in photos.

Features and Details:

• O.25"H

• 1.25"Ø

• 22 grams

• Pocketable

• Edition of 27

• Made in the U.S.

• Tactile and soothing

• 93% niobium/7% tantalum

• Spin time varies from 5-15 minutes

• Black leather carrying pouch included

• 0.125" ceramic ball contact point (singularity)

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$120.

Pretty cool, you're thinking, but not $120 cool.

I hear you.

How about silver?

Can you do silver?

A snip at $82.

Still too much?

You're a tough audience.

For you, there's an iron version.

Cheap at twice the $34 price.

August 27, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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