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Archive for March, 2011

Graffiti Cocktail Shaker

Graffiti Cocktail Shaker – $19.95 Are you on the lookout for an unusual cocktail shaker for your next rave? You need the Graffiti Cocktail Shaker from the NeatoShop. It’s bound to be a big hit with your gang of extremely artistic friends! Be sure to check out all the shockingly fun Cocktail & Barware available at the [...]

Chicken Coop for Hipster Chicken

If the eggs of free range chicken taste better, what about those of hipster chicken? Well, while you ponder that, take a look at this modern chicken coop called nogg by Matthew Hayward and Nadia Turan. Stylish, fox-proof, and ovoid? Check. Check and check. What more can you ask for? Link – via homedit

Billon by Vincent Kohler

Photo: Geoffrey Cottenceau When a sawmill did that to timber, you get lumber. But what happens when an artist made the object you see above from polystyrene and resin? Art, my friend, that is art. Behold, “Billon” by Vincent Kohler: Link – via Core 77

When He’s Not Being Merciless …

From the twisted mind of Tokyosexwhale (who mentioned that his name is actually derived from a real guy named Tokyo Sexwale. Laugh all you want, but Tokyo’s the current Minister of Human Settlement in South Africa). Link

Better Drinking Through Chemistry

What good is all those fancy chemistry lab equipments if you can’t benefit humanity, say by improving our cocktails? Analytic chemist Neil Da Costa decided to dissect the chemistry behind making the perfect Bloody Mary: With gas and liquid chromatography, Da Costa isolated the wide variety of compounds that give the bloody mary its unique flavor. [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Trademarked Colors

Thinking about starting a chocolate company and using a rich purple hue for the wrappers? Think again – there’s already a lock on that color. If you’ve ever seen something like, “The color puce is a trademark of Puce Panther” stamped on a product and wondered how a company can call dibs on a chunk [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Duncan Hines

You may have a box of Duncan Hines cake mix in your cupboard, but you may not have known that, unlike Betty Crocker, Hines was a real person. Here are five things about the patron saint of powdered dessert mixes that might surprise you. 1. He Got His Start as a Salesman Hines wasn’t a chef [...]

The Late Movies: Ceremonial First Pitches

Today was baseball’s Opening Day, where everyone has a record of 0-0. So bust out the peanuts and Cracker Jack, pop open a frosty beverage of age-appropriate choice and take a look at some of the best ceremonial first pitches. On opening day in 2007, Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory attempted to toss out the first pitch. [...]

Pillow Mace

Are you serious about winning pillow fights? Matthew Borgatti is, so he made this mace-shaped pillow for an upcoming flash mob pillowfight in New York City. He writes: Surprisingly it took a good yard of cushion foam and two bags of poly-fill to do this one up right and get it nice and spherical. In other [...]

Belgium Waffles on the Need of Government

Do we really need government? That’s not an idle Tea Party-esque question in Belgium, where they’ve gone nearly a year without one: Belgium tied Iraq on Tuesday for a very special world record: Number of days without a new government. (It’s been 289 days since the inconclusive June 13, 2010, election.) Has living without a government [...]