Coilhouse is "a love letter to alternative culture" that exists in two forms – a glossy print quarterly and a daily blog. The magazine is produced and published by photographer Nadya Lev, artist Zoetica Ebb, and musician Meredith Yayanos.
Classic Coilhouse blog posts: Top 10 Most Preternaturally Beautiful Men, The Tarnished Beauties of Blackwell, Oklahoma, What Made You Weird? and The Pervert's Guide to Etsy.
A sampling of recent topics: Cthulhu meditation, Adagio in stop-motion origami, Mark Gormley, the "Legofication" of pop music, Meet the Feebles, whip shoes, the Magenta Foundation, stalking your junior high bullies, Outlander (vikings fighting aliens!) and thrift shop douche.
Regular blog columns include: All Tomorrows (sci-fi glories from the deviant age), Better than Coffee (Monday morning audiovisual stimulants), Zo! Style Technician (fashion adventures in space), Weekly Ad Uncoiling (ad smackdowns by copyranter).
The 96-page, perfect-bound Coilhouse print mag is designed to be the kind of magazine you keep around for years. Issue 01 included the intricate Wunderkammer sculptures of Jessica Joslin, Victorian monster portraiture by Travis Louie, a conversation with singer/iconoclast Jarboe, and an excerpt from an upcoming book by science fiction great Samuel R. Delany. Issue 02 includes a history of cyborg hands, a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the atomic bomb written by Mondo 2000 alum Joshua Ellis, neo-Rococo paper dolls by Molly Crabapple, and interviews with Mark Mothersbaugh, Margaret Cho, Selene Luna, Stephane Halleux, Andy Ristaino, Madeline von Foerster and R.U. Sirius, among others. The magazine is available in major bookstores, and can also be purchased on the site.
The Cobham catalog, exposed by The Intercept, features countless pages of surveillance gadgets sold to U.S. police to spy on American citizens: tiny black boxes with a big interest in you. In the creepily bland feature lists and nerdy product names is a whisper of a dark future; perhaps darker than anyone can imagine.
This image depicts the most commonly-found stylesheet colors on the web’s top sites—Paul Hebert did an amazing amount of analysis and this is just one of the intriguing visualizations he came up with. Most of these are obvious staples, especially HTML red and blue, though it’s interesting how far the blue “cluster” is from the […]
With the cacophony of an election year ablaze with unparalleled drama being fought on the front lines of Twitter, we find ourselves slowing down and staring at it like a bad accident. The need for escapist relief is perhaps more dire than usual right now. This fall, if it’s drama you crave, but the Hillary […]
I’ve never really felt the need to purchase a smartwatch because a lot of them aren’t very functional, but at just shy of $30, the Martian Notifier Smartwatch was worth checking out. For that low of a price, it actually does feature an impressive amount of functionality, and comes in handy when you don’t want to be carrying around your […]
Geek Fuel is a subscription delivery service that caters to those of us that love comics, gaming, and general geek culture. Every month, Geek Fuel will assemble a box of goodies with a value of $50 or over. The specific items are a mystery, but you’ll always get an exclusive t-shirt not found anywhere else, a full […]
If you like to DIY and you like helicopters, you’re going to really love the Flexbot Hexacopter Kit. This copter blows traditional models out of the water: it includes everything you need to actually build your own hexacopter, and then pilot it like a pro, too.The construction is complicated enough to give you a challenge, […]