May 25, 2013
Playing a Human Theremin
She wrote, "Using conductive ink, theremin circuitry, and a nice little amp, I made my sister into a fully functioning musical instrument."
Vintage Bulgari Sterling Silver and Gold Dice
From the website:
Old stock sterling silver and gold Bulgari dice marked BVLGARI LAS VEGAS.
They are in the original box.
0.75" per side.
[via the New York Times]
It is what it says.
May 24, 2013
"Gone In 60 Seconds" (1974; subtitled)
YouTube caption: "Actor and director H.B. Halicki made this great action movie about an insurance investigator named Maindrian Pace who, with his team, leads a double-life as an unstoppable car thief. Then a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him. All of the cars except a 1973 Ford Mustang are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip off the fastback, code-named 'Eleanor,' in Long Beach, he is unaware that his boss has tipped off the police after a business dispute. Detectives are waiting and pursue Pace through five cities as he desperately tries to get away."
Below, the poster for the film.
You may be more familiar with the 2000 remake starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie.
Over by your downspout! There be dragons!
[via Jeri Dansky]
Gucci HEARTS bookofjoe
I wonder if the iconic Italian fashion house would smile or grimace if they knew where Google's placing their ads?
Campsite LED String
Think outside the camping space.
23 bright LEDs can run
for 3 straight days on 2 AA batteries.
$18.90 (batteries not included).
Experts' Expert: Peterson Birds Pocket Edition iOS app
From the New York Times:
"The popular book 'Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America' has been turned into a pocket edition app for iOS."
"Called 'Peterson Birds Pocket Edition,' it comes with illustrations, data, and bird song recordings to help identify birds you've heard, if not seen."
Solid Bronze Unfolding Chair
By ChiLab, shown in the "Chicagoland" exhibition at Wanted Design.
[via the New York Times]
May 23, 2013
"A Boy And His Atom": The world's smallest movie
YouTube caption: "You're about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made here). The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM's research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times. A movie made with atoms. Learn more about atomic memory, data storage and big data at http://www.ibm.com/madewithatoms."