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Specially Designed Chair Jams the Door, Just Like in the Movies

Miss Cellania is coming! Quickly, block the door! Unlike in the movies, that’s actually possible with Daniel Ballou’s Who’s There Chair. A notch in the backrest fits around a doornob. The back is made of steel and has rubberized leveling feet to hold the door in place. Link -via Gizmodo

Dixville Notch: The New Hampshire Town That Votes at Midnight

HU GUANGYAO/Xinhua/Landov Dixville Notch, NH, is a tiny unincorporated township of about 75 residents situated at the foot of the scenic White Mountains and home to The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel. But the village’s claim to fame is the legendary midnight vote, which often earns it “first vote in the nation” bragging rights. So, how did [...]

8-Bit High Fashion

Designer Kunihiko Morinaga is taking the resolution down a notch or two, all the way down to the pixel level. In his collection called Low (low resolution, that is), you’ll find dresses, jackets, sportswear, hosiery, shoes, and accessories all rendered in what appears to be 8-bit patterns. Where would you wear these pixelated pumps? See [...]

Familiarity Breeds Miscommunications

Why doesn’t your husband understand you? A new research found that being too close to another person may actually hamper communications: The spouses consistently overestimated their ability to communicate, and did so more with their partners than with strangers. Prof Keysar’s colleague Prof Kenneth Savitsky said: “A wife who says to her husband, ‘it’s getting hot [...]

Newspaper House

This is what I call taking recycling up a notch. Elis Stenman began covering his house with rolled up newspapers in 1922. He also covered the interior furnishings. By the time he was through he had used 100,000 newspapers. He varnished the surfaces to protect them from the elements and the structure has held up [...]