Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bodies everywhere

OMGawsh, this is great! Let's get a group together for a photo-outing!

I have high hopes that we can accomplish this.

Love Design loves you long, long time

I have no words for this so you will just have to click here to visit the source.

Pictured below: If you're curious to see how freaky your girlfriend is, check underneath her bedside lamp...

Giant Squirrels would love this

Wow, this is like cribs for squirrels. Or hermits who prefer the solitary life alone in the forest. Designed by Rover Harvey Oshatz who's name is as unique as his imagination.

Hip to be square

Frederik Roijé, Holland, presents Rocking Squares, a modern take on traditional pieces such as chairs, bookcases, lamps, and rocking horses. As much as this piece may be functional I would not recommend to use as a toy, unless of course sharp edges are your forte...

Why on earth??

I don't know why, but students at Arizona State U's College of Design decided to build a "transgenerational toilet design concept" called Go With The Flow.

"The Flo toilet is an ergonomic, sustainable design concept for baby boomers that functions like a squat toilet. Designers maintain that using the Flo toilet is akin to yoga - by building and strengthening abdominal and back muscles. Only one-half to one gallon of water is used for flushing and The Flo reuses water from hand washing. To flush water from the tanks to the toilet, the Flo employs an electromagnetic ball valve. Go With the Flo also is free of mechanical parts. The toilet is fully self-sustaining and independent of electric power."

OK, so a portion of this design concept makes sense, but does the toilet really need to be transparent? I mean really... You know what this reminds me of? The water tube-slide at Atlantis, Bahamas. Except instead of watching people going through a plastic tunnel, you'd be watching shit.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Drink more wine, wash less glasses

The dumbest invention ever, the Glass Tank is a wine receptacle designed to keep your glass topped at all times... well, until the bottle is empty anyways. I see several flaws with this design:

1) Wouldn't this thing be heavy? I mean, you may as well just fist the bottle if you're too lazy to top up your glass.

2) It would be difficult to carry on a conversation while drinking this wine. Just imagine, every time you take a sip, whomever you are looking at would disappear.

3) If you're a true wine connoisseur who is all for convenience and you don't mind looking like an alcoholic, you may as well just replace the cans in your Beer Guzzler Hat with bottles of wine. And if you know what I'm talking about, you're probably drunk right now.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-second bithday Rome

This is how Rome rolls on it's birthday. Old countries sure are weird.

Pictured below: C'mon guys, let's kick this party up a notch!

Quick fix for the man who doesn't know how to knot a necktie

A Lego bow tie, awwww yaaaaa! Lego accessories have been popping up everywhere including Marc Jacobs runway shows, and have been spotted selling at up $1000 per piece. If I had a thousand dollars to blow on Lego, I'd build a life size Shell.

Pictured below: Now that's what I'm talkin' about.

Because time is money

Ask my boyfriend and he'll tell you that when it comes to technology I'm slightly challenged. And I also don't like to spend time doing useless crap, not even if it only takes a few seconds. So I figure Denis Guidon, creator of the Ora ilLegale daylight savings clock, must know a woman just like me.

You switch between daylight savings time by simply tilting the timepiece on it's two bases. Clever!

Pictured below: The Chromochrome light clock which is as complicated to read as it is to spell. A not so clever invention that features different colored lights, each representing a number. Time is worked out by the colors that are displayed. That sounds like math. And like a whole lot of thinking. Neither of which I like to do early in the morning, or the middle of the night, or on a sunny afternoon, or really, any time ever.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spice up dinner with a pinch of salt, a dash of pepper, and a healthy topping of STDs

You read the title of this cookbook right? And no, it is not a joke.

Author Paul "Fotie" Photenhauer claims [semen is]
"not only nutritious, but has wonderful cooking properties." The author compares the taste to fine wine or cheese, describing the taste as “complex and dynamic”. Whilst this concept may be far too much to stomach for even the most adventurous of food lovers, this book hopes to change people’s attitudes towards a naturally produced and widely available ingredient. "All across the world people consume things which, without being clouded by the bias of social preconceptions could be considered stranger. Millions of people each day enjoy covering their breakfast cereals with the mammary secretions of cattle which, on reflection, can seem much more unnatural an act."

Comparing milk from a cow's udder to human ejaculate, you have got to be fuck'n kidding me. No wait, you have no time to kidd, you're too busy fuck'n something else... in my kitchen no doubt...

For a preview of actual recipes, and to render your dinner guests speachless, click here.

Barbies new waterpark adventure

I don't know about you, but if I was five years old Barbie and I would be having some good times right about now with the Abisko Washbasin from Eumar.

Omitting both a traditional basin in which water would normally accumulate, and free from pipes, designers Johan Kauppi and Lars Sundström want individuals to be aware of just how much water they are using.

Hold that thought, I hear my niece calling me... "No sweetie, I have no idea where Barbie is. Now go color or something...Whee!" Oh! You're still here! I was just, uhhh... *slams doors*

Friday, April 17, 2009

For the classy DJ in your life...

Designed for DJs with refined tastes, Garder Post offers the Baby Grand Master, a mixer built into a Baby Grand Piano complete with a 12-inch subwoofer and hydraulic legs. Whoa-ah! Too bad most DJ's can't afford it. :)

Pictured below: Extreme close-up

I want to sign all of my letters like this!

Fire Tagging is a new form of graffiti where NYC artists scrawl their signature in lighter fluid, then set it aflame. This is all done in controlled, approved environments, so don't go thinking you can walk into a bank with hairspray and a box of matches to sign your mortgage renewal.

Don't ask questions, just watch the video

Caution: Flashing lights may cause seizures.

Little Ninja will kick your ass on Earth Day

Aww schucks ma, he's so cute, can we keep 'em?

Pictured above is an eco friendly creature affectionately referred to as Forest Spirit Wee Ninja . 100% organic, sustainable, and handmade, the little bugger was created in celebration of Earth Day using the following materials:
~ The fabric and thread used to form the body and head are constructed of organic cotton/hemp
~ The mask around the eyes is constructed of natural wool and leaves which are also naturally dyed
~ The eyes are wood, bio-degradable and natural
~ A hemp cord was used for the hang tag and leaf satchel, the hand-cut leaves are naturally dyed and 100% wool felt
~ The stuffing is kapok tree fiber: an all-natural fiber pulled from the seed pods of the kapok tree
~ The glue used to adhere the mask and eyes is non-toxic

"Now more than ever it's important to consider the impact we have on our environment. The Forest Ninja project is as much an exploration of the organic and sustainable materials available as it is a new addition to the Ninjatown line. By supporting the companies that produce such materials, we hope to raise awareness of what's available, and new ways to use them. In addition, we know that every component that goes into the Forest Spirit is completely bio-degradable - it won't sit in a landfill for thousands of years. The Forest Spirit came from the forest and it can become one with it some day!" says developer Shawnimals.

Something to think about my friends, something to think about...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Flying Nuns... Wheee!

This not only looks like fun, but is a real photograph taken at Tyburn Convent (London, UK I looked it up Yo!) by Shannon Taggart Photography. Shannon's work is umm... interesting... you can look it up yourself if you care to see; but, what I like about this particular segment of her work is that it shows that Nuns are people too!

Pictured below: More Nun Fun

Fun with cardboard boxes... unless of course, they are your home

Here we go again - - more crap being pawned as art. Dutch designer Wendy Plomp is participating in an art exhibit in Milan to present her latest work... Cardboard. Carpets.

You know who would really appreciate something like this? The guy down the street... you know, the one who sleeps on the corner and pisses on sewer grates. Actually, now that I think of it, this isn't a bad idea after all. Let's help out the homeless by sending them our little ones and a pack of crayons for an afternoon. I'm sure Wendy Plomp is getting a good dime for these, how many cardboard carpets do you think are needed to solve the homeless problem?....*pause*... That many huh? Wow, FREE babysitting service for the next ten years!

8 is Great! The perfect accessory for Octomom

Iiamo, a Swedish company that makes cool stuff, launched a baby feeding bottle that heats milk up to 37 degrees using an organic cartridge. No cords, no batteries, no BPA, no PVC, no Lead, no Phthalates, no fuss, no muss. Except for the six piece cartridge that I assume needs to be cleaned and maintained.

Pictured below: can anyone invent these so that they are self-cleaning?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For people who like shit

OK, so I don't know if that is *really* what this is made of, BUT that's what it looks like to me. A bunny sculpture straight from the manure pile. Ew.

Ooh, so strong!

I don't know why but this picture makes me feel slightly homophobic. Maybe it's just me, but it looks like something is missing from the bottom layer of each shelf. If you know what I mean. Hint: twig and berries hanging from a tree branch.

Pictured below: 98...99..100, READY OR NOT HERE I COME!!!

Halp me, haaalp meeee...

Wow. I want this guy to come to my Halloween party next year. Just one question, how did the guy in the dinosaur half of the costume manage to carry around that guy in the box all day?

For those of you who thought that was a serious question, please raise right hand and slap forehead repeatedly.

She's really a witch

Of course she is, how else could this sofa possibly levitate? Science tells me it's magnets, but I'm skeptical...

Pictured below: OMG if these guys are levitating too I'm outta here.

Worth Seeing ~ Inappropriate & Otherwise