Thursday, September 18, 2014

Adorable Hard Boiled Eggs

RocketNews24 posted photos of adorable eggs from Japanese bento boxes. They're almost too cute to eat!

Charaben Mania

Nichirei Foods


Via Neatorama

What Should I Do With My Old iPhone?

Getting an iPhone 6 and wondering what to do with your old phone? I'm passing mine along to Mr. Nag but Photojojo has some alternate suggestions for those who have partners who spurn castoffs.  

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Is 190 Bowery the Greatest Real-Estate Coup of All Time?

Photographer, Jay Maisel, bought 190 Bowery  in 1966 for $102,000. Since then it has served as a six-story, 72-room, 35,000-square-foot single-family home for Maisel, his wife, Linda Adam Maisel, and daughter, Amanda.

Now, after almost 5 decades, Maisel has decided it is time to move out. When he bought the building the Bowery was an undesirable area inhabited by the down and out. Over the years it has become hip and gentrified. There is no doubt that it was a good investment and should fetch an eight figure price.

Here are a few photos from a New York Magazine slideshow (2008):


master bath


I Know Where I'm Going

In this 1945 film a young Englishwoman is going from her home in Manchester to the Hebrides to marry a wealthy, much older industrialist. When bad weather postpones the final leg of her journey she is forced to wait it out on the Isle of Mull, among a community of people whose values are quite different from hers. There she meets a naval officer trying to go home for some shore leave.


Baking Made Easy

An introduction and baking demo of Drop, the iPad connection kitchen scale and recipe app.

Drop - Baking Made Easy. from Get Drop on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Fall Garden

I haven't posted many garden photos this year so I thought I'd throw these ones up before the snow flies.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Netherlands Time Lapse

7685 Frames of Netherlands is a time lapse video taken in Delft, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Pantone Packaging Matches Beer Inside

Spanish creative agency Txaber uses Pantone swatches to show the colour of the beer inside the can.

Via Foodiggity

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sophia Narrett's Needlework

Sophia Narrett creates detailed needlework fantasy landscapes that appear to be dripping off their canvas. They inspire me to pick up my own long neglected embroidery.

The Serious Side of Three Dreams, 2014, Embroidery Thread and Fabric

Still Burning, Embroidery Thread and Fabric, 2012, 33 x 48 in

The Animation of Hands, 2013-14, Embroidery Thread and Fabric, 14 x 22 in
Via Blort

Gerrymandering Explained Using Cute Animals

The redrawing district lines to favor a certain political party is called gerrymandering. But how does this process actually work?

If you want to see how it works in real life take a look at the case of popular Cleveland Congressman, Dennis Kucinich, who fell victim to right-wing gerrymandering.

Via Holy Kaw!