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Freakishly cool body paintings by 16-year-old artist
05.23.2016
01:57 pm

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Here are some really impressive body painting skills by 16-year-old Melbourne-based artist Lara Wirth. On Wirth’s Instagram page, she’s described as a self-taught body painter and a “dedicated procrastorpainter.”

It’s hard to believe looking at these images that Wirth has had no formal training. She’s truly gifted to say the least.

 
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A Minimoog beanbag sofa can be yours
05.18.2016
10:02 am

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What you’ve been waiting your whole life for but you just didn’t know it, right? A Minimoog beanbag sofa! Still, while I appreciate the idea, I’m not so sure I like the execution. It looks a tad bit uncomfortable (like you’d roll right off it). I could be wrong as I’ve never actually tested this thing. Maybe it’s super-duper analog synth comfy?

Woouf! brands makes this Minimoog sofa, but I couldn’t find it on their actual website. I did, however, find it here for 381,20€ (or for around $429.42).


 

 

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Fully tiled apartment that looks like a drained swimming pool for rent in London
05.18.2016
08:47 am

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Looking for a modern, easy to clean apartment in the east end of London? Then this maybe for you.

A fully tiled rental property is available in Walthamstow for a mere $1300 (£900) a month. And when I say tiled I mean fully tiled as every room comes with fully tiled walls in the same matching swimming pool design. Add in a tile pattern linoleum flooring and you have a dream abode for those who like Esther Williams movies or have a taste for hospital chic.

The apartment was available to rent through Spare Room—but apparently the ad has either been pulled or the property rented—and wouldn’t we like to know by whom? If still interested, keep a lookout—I’m sure the opportunity will resurface (ahem) again at some point.
 
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Awesome ‘Pink Flamingos,’ ‘Female Trouble’ and ‘Polyester’ nesting doll sets
05.11.2016
10:27 am

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Man, how I LOVE this Pink Flamingos nesting doll set by BoBo Babushka. The details are impeccable and really well done. From what I understand, BoBo Babushka isn’t making this particular set currently, but since there’s been some interest on the Internet BoBo Babushka is considering retailing them again.

As for the Polyester and Female Trouble sets, it appears they are available. If you’re interested, you can ask about pricing here at BoBo Babushka’s website.


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Female Trouble
 
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For the supervillain who has everything: A giant skull armchair
05.10.2016
03:07 pm

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I’m not going to lie, this giant skull armchair designed by Gregory Besson looks pretty darn comfortable, doesn’t it? Besides that, it can really tie a room together. A certain kind of room.

Apparently the skull is made entirely of fiberglass and the black cushioning is made of leather. So far I haven’t been able to find the price of this, but I always assume when the price tag isn’t listed… it ain’t coming cheap!

If you just gotta own this chair, you can contact Gregory here at his website.


 

 

 
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Classic DEVO guitars recreated
05.09.2016
09:16 am

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The Eastwood guitar company and its subsidiary brand Airline Guitars have distinguished themselves in recent years by offering modernized re-creations of classic off-the-wall 60s instruments originally made by companies like Vox, Mosrite and National. A lot of them are extremely cool, and a lot of them are very, very easy to picture on fat middle-aged guys in panel shirts and department store fedoras. Your mileage may vary.

Lately, they’ve updated their design ethos to ideas from the late ’70, by exploring the weird guitars used by DEVO. They started the project last year by resurrecting the extremely rare La Baye 2X4 guitar famously used by the band in the video for their version of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” and the project continues with the “Be Stiff” bass and the “Whip It” guitar.

The original “Whip It” guitar was simply a regular Gibson Les Paul with its lower cutaway horn inverted by guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh, and is so named because it can be spotted in the video for “Whip It,” the band’s best-selling single and the song by which civilians still most readily identify them. The “Be Stiff” bass, seen prominently in DEVO’s segment of Urgh! A Music War, is harder to figure out, but it looks like a custom built body with a Gibson EB-3 neck (non-musicians: sorry for the full frontal nerdity here, we’ll get to a DEVO video soon enough, I swear), and it will be made available in a left-handed configuration to honor DEVO’s lefty bassist Jerry Casale. Both guitars’ production are contingent upon completing crowdfunding efforts, and the “Whip It” guitar has already surpassed its goal. The bass, as of this posting, is already 94% of the way there with almost a month left to go, so it seems likely to become a reality as well. And we can hope that Eastwood has plans to re-make Bob Mothersbaugh’s “Blue Potato” guitar.

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Drinks cabinet made from an undetonated cluster bomb
04.22.2016
11:41 am

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Fallen Furniture specializes in making cool art deco-ish furniture and wall hangings out of old airplane parts. They have a wall clock made from a piece of window fuselage from a Boeing 747 and a chair that was once a Boeing 747 engine cowling.

Their coolest piece is called simply “the Bomb,” and it’s an ultra-sleek, ultra-fancy drinks cabinet that stands more than eight feet tall—made from an R.A.F. MK1 practice cluster bomb.
 

Standing more than eight feet tall and weighing 600 pounds, the mirror-polished Cluster Bomb Drinks Cabinet is a truly unique piece of furniture. Behind the gleaming 1970s missile fuselage, three glass shelves revolve around a gold-plated spindle; while in the base, a sliding platform built from lacquered American walnut conceals an armoury of custom-made cocktail utensils. With its potent fusion of industrial heritage and high-end craftsmanship, this breathtaking cabinet is without equal.

 
You can own one of these beauts for a paltry $53,000.
 

 

 
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LSD Orgy Exposé: Have an acid flashback with these psychedelic book covers
04.08.2016
12:09 pm

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Contrary to that hoary old adage, a book is often judged by its cover. Whether that’s right or wrong, is unimportant, that’s just how it is. Indeed, it’s far easier to dismiss a book by its cover because so many books today look stupid.

Once book covers were discussed, considered and only then created by a team of whizz kid artists and designers. Nowadays, it’s easy to find three or four books by different authors on different genres with exactly the same black & white or color stock photo. It’s bad economics and lazy design.

Even at their worst though, pulp covers are aesthetically interesting. Some artist has invested time and effort into creating a cover that would (hopefully) bring readers to the pages. Not all pulp covers work—but at least they show some intelligence at play rather than just an editor indifferently picking a stock pic of a snowy street out of a catalog to save money.

This selection of covers for pulp fiction and nonfiction books on LSD and other psychedelic drugs give some idea to the variation in style book designers once had. Not all of these covers hit the spot—but at best they suggest that the reader could possibly get a contact high with just a flick through their pages.
 
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Get your own notepads from fictional hotels in ‘The Shining’, ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘The Wicker Man’ & more
04.07.2016
08:53 am

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Jack said he stayed at the Overlook Hotel and you know he’s got a photograph to prove it. Well, now you can say that you stayed there too with one of these notepads for fictional hotels from cult books, movies and TV shows.

I have a desk drawer crammed with stationary liberated from various hotels across the globe but nothing quite as fancy as this box set of eight different notepapers available from Herb Lester of such fine imaginary establishments as:

Kellerman’s Resort (Dirty Dancing)
The Empire Hotel (Vertigo)
Bertram’s Hotel (At Bertram’s Hotel, Agatha Christie)
The Great Northern Hotel (Twin Peaks)
The Overlook Hotel (The Shining)
Royal Imperial Windsor Arms Hotel (National Lampoon’s European Vacation)
The Green Man Inn (The Wicker Man)
The Taft Hotel (The Graduate)

Each notepad is A6 in size and contains 50 pages. If this tickles your fancy, then you can get your set here.
 
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The Green Man Inn from ‘The Wicker Man.’
 
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The Taft Hotel from ‘The Graduate.’
 
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Aurora Borealis heat changing coffee mug
04.05.2016
11:43 am

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I was going to blog about this Aurora Borealis heat changing coffee mug on April Fools’ day. I hesitated though, as I thought it might be an April Fools’ prank. Alas, I’m proven wrong and it’s a real thing brought to you by Think Geek. Experience the northern lights every time this coffee mug is filled with a hot beverage of your choice.

Caffeine. It makes us light up. It excites us. The thought of that first cup of coffee can really get us moving in the morning, literally and figuratively.

Much as caffeine particles pass into our bloodstream and make us bounce off walls, so, too, the particles from solar winds pass through the Earth’s magnetosphere near the poles and share energy, causing a spectacular display in the upper atmosphere. When these particles collide with oxygen in particular at lower altitudes (up to 150 miles), the photon released appears green or yellow, giving a similar light show as to the one captured on this mug when you fill it with warm liquid.

For that coffee or tea lover in your life who needs it.

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