Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tron motorcycle helmet



Ruby x Tron for Colette.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beekeeper Necklace




Beekeeper Necklace at Etsy.

Science fiction story hidden in an Amazon product review



User Whisper placed a science fiction story in the reviews for the AudioQuest K2 terminated speaker cable (on sale for $6,800, or 20% off):

We live underground. We speak with our hands. We wear the earplugs all our lives.

PLEASE! You must listen! We cannot maintain the link for long... I will type as fast as I can.

DO NOT USE THE CABLES!

We were fools, fools to develop such a thing! Sound was never meant to be this clear, this pure, this... accurate. For a few short days, we marveled. Then the... whispers... began.

Were they Aramaic? Hyperborean? Some even more ancient tongue, first spoken by elder races under the red light of dying suns far from here? We do not know, but somehow, slowly... we began to UNDERSTAND.

No, no, please! I don't want to remember! YOU WILL NOT MAKE ME REMEMBER! I saw brave men claw their own eyes out... oh, god, the screaming... the mobs of feral children feasting on corpses, the shadows MOVING, the fires burning in the air! The CHANTING!

WHY CAN'T I FORGET THE WORDS???

We live underground. We speak with our hands. We wear the earplugs all our lives.

Do not use the cables!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thulsa Doom fashion




At Forever 21.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark villains




Carnage and Kraven.

Hoxton Monster Supplies





Hoxton Monster Supplies: goods used to support the Ministry of Stories, a writing school in London inspired by the 826 schools.

Minimalist Phone







John's Phone by John Doe Amsterdam: a "simple" phone with lots of clever touches, including an address book and LCD screen.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blankets at The Standard






Blankets by Chris Johanson and Geoff McFetridge for The Standard. The blanket by Johanson is on sale here. Via.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

When video game rankings reflect off the court gossip

Kotaku says NBA 2K11's latest roster update dramatically reduced Tony Parker's "loyalty" ranking, and increased his "steal" ranking.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lego swimmer



Nathan Sawaya's Lego sculptures are currently on display at Agora Gallery and on sale here.

The door to hell

Photo gallery of the "Door to Hell" in Turkmenistan, Darvaza:

The Derweze area is rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971 geologists accidentally found an underground cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of about 50-100 meters. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn the gas. Geologists had hoped the fire would go out in a few days but it has been burning ever since. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.

Museum of Unnatural History







The 826 writing school in Washington DC includes a Museum of Unnatural History designed by Oliver Munday. Some of the goods for sale:


Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Massive plagues of rats swarm across India every fifty years"

io9:

Twice a century, India is attacked by huge rat armies that devour crops in massive destructive waves and leave people without any food. Scientists long dismissed it as an urban myth...until they discovered that it really happens, and why.

A massive bamboo forest covers about 26,000 square kilometers in a region encompassing northeastern India and parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar. For forty-nine out of every fifty years, bamboo is a godsend for farmers, who can use the plant as building material, clothing, and even food. But in the fiftieth year

Picasso jack-o'-lantern



Picasso pumpkin by Tim Broderick, who has comics on sale at Amazon.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ice Cream packaging






Sub Zero ice cream packaging redesign by Blueegg.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Black House in Rotterdam



Studio Rolf.fr and Zecc Architects transformed a 100 year old, neglected Rotterdam home. You can see what it looks like inside here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nigella Lawson on local grown food

Part of a long interview with Nigella Lawson:

In New York, there is an explicit morality associated with locavorism.

Now I get that. I understand it entirely but I don't buy into it. In the Victorian age the peasants just ate local and in season and the aristocracy spent fortunes building greenhouses and growing pineapples. It was a class issue. It was about the elite. Now suddenly because of supermarkets and air travel, the masses — if you want to talk in class terms — can get out of season produce. So what do the elite do? They say If it is not seasonal, if it is not local, it isn't good. So although there is probably in and of its self there is moral value in it, I distrust elitist attitudes in food.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tip for having fun with a group at Disneyland

Good idea for making a Disneyland trip more fun: "Try a Secret Souvenir Santa gift exchange. Everyone in your group is randomly assigned someone to buy a souvenir for."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ray Lewis cake




Ray Lewis battling a stallion cake by Mary Lewis.

Anglerfish costume



Jess Fink in her anglerfish costume.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

EasyBloom Plant Sensor




EasyBloom Plant Sensor:

Put the EasyBloom Plant Sensor anywhere, inside or outside, where you want to grow a plant or have a plant you want advice on. The Plant Sensor will measure sunlight, temperature, water drainage and fertilizer (with subscription).

Plug the EasyBloom Plant Sensor Plus into the USB port of your PC or Mac. EasyBloom.com adjusts the raw sensor data with your local growing zones, climate, and hourly weather.

From our 6,000+ plant library, we'll recommend what plants are best for your spot and how to care for them. If you already have a plant, the Plant Doctor will tell you what to fix (and what you're doing right). Use again and again, inside and outside.

Graveyard cake



Graveyard cake.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Snoop Dogg as The Count



Snoop Dogg was The Count for Halloween.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Meatball Boy



Kristin Tercek created this Meatball Boy as a model for her latest painting.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Costumes based on Smog miniatures

These are the Smog miniatures Reverend and Mrs. Dudley:




And this is Damon and Amy Brown on Halloween: