DeviantArt's dogzillalives is makes jewelry and housewares studded with eyeballs, tentacles, yellowing fangs, stitched faux-skin, and more. She's got an Etsy Store, too!
Stitched eyes cuff side
Alas, the mystical and gorgeously elaborated jacket worn by Alex Winter in his performance as Marko in The Lost Boys has been sold. No idea how much it cost, but it can't have been enough.
Lost Boys, The
(via Super Punch)
Inb4 Cory! [Etsy via Khoi]
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a shoe stamping on R2D2 — forever.
MAKE: How-To: R2D2 Heels
Finland's Varusteleka sells a multipurpose "Jerven Fjellduken" tarpaulin that you're meant to wear, sleep under, and sleep in. It makes you look like a well-camouflaged Nordic Nazgul.
Jerven bag, those are almost words of power among hunters, outdoorsmen and soldiers the world over. Jerven has been making the Fjellduken since 1982, besides the obvious hunting trips and hikes the Fjellduken has seen action in Afghanistan in the hands of Norwegian and Danish special forces.
You won't find any hi-fi bullshit in your Jerven bag, the technical bits start and end at the zippers, that's it. All of Jervens products are made and developed by the very same people who use them. The unique design and materials make the Jerven bag an incredibly versatile and high performing piece of equipment. This is not your standard modern trinket, which relies on never ending lists of one after another more trivial properties and features to impress people, this is simple perfection at its best!
Jerven Fjellduken Extreme multi-purpose tarp / sleeping bag
(via Making Light)
Etsy seller boonerings has a $385 titanium "utility ring" with five in-built tools: "a working bottle opener, a straight blade perfect for cutting packing tape or fishing line, a serrated blade for tougher things like nylon strapping or those tough to open electronics heat sealed packages, a saw for cutting plastic and wood, and it has a comb" (the comb is recommended primarily for mustaches.
The Man Ring: Titanium Utility Ring
From Brilliant Knitwit's Tumblr, an optical illusion TARDIS scarf, knitted as a gift. From the front, it just appears to be a striped scarf; at the right angle, the hidden TARDIS heaves into view.
Look at this scarf. Nothing here but stripes. Until you look at it from this angle….
Here is a gallery of unfortunate models falling over
, largely because of the stupid shoes they're being asked to wear. — Rob
The Mr. Gugu & Miss Go "Photorealistic Sweaters" line is one of those so-bad-it's-good uses of technology: full-garment screens of kitschy, colorful subjects on sweaters. I can't tell if they're blank on the back. What I really want is for every inch of these things to be screened, inside and out, with eye-melting graphics.
Mr. Gugu & Miss Go
(via Super Punch)
Podium Cycling sells this boss Pee-Wee Herman skinsuit for your Big Adventures. They also do Spider-Man and various other novelties (light-up Tron, "hipster," etc), but Pee-Wee takes the cake.
Pee-wee Inspired Skinsuit
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Adafruit has announced "Gemma," a bite-sized, Arduino compatible board intended for use in wearable electronics projects. It measures 1" in diameter, and while it's not shipping yet, they're taking names for people who want to get 'em when they ship:
Powered by the ATtiny85 with 3 available I/O pins, one of which is also an analog input and two which can do PWM output*
Progammable over the micro USB connection*
Onboard 3.3v Regulator and power LED*
Works with our Flora NeoPixels (can drive about a dozen - not much RAM!)*
Super tiny design, only 1" (25mm) diameter & 4mm thick
Adafruit Gemma - Miniature wearable electronic platform
Jere7my sez, "This lovely young woman brought the house down at Arisia this year with her stunning "TARDIS Princess" dress. A "door" on the skirt opened to show the TARDIS control room, giving it the illusion of being "bigger on the inside"... I believe the creator/model is Sasha Trabane."
The crab-louse is in apparent decline, a situation that some doctors and entomologists attribute to widespread Brazilian waxing. Though, as Skepchick points out, there's a huge industry that stands to make a lot of money from this claim, and not a lot of evidence to back it up:
“Pubic grooming has led to a severe depletion of crab louse populations,” said Ian F. Burgess, a medical entomologist with Insect Research & Development Ltd. in Cambridge, England. “Add to that other aspects of body hair depilation, and you can see an environmental disaster in the making for this species.”
...“We put the flag out, so to speak, if we see a case of pubic lice nowadays,” [Janet Wilson, a consultant in sexual health and HIV] said in an e-mailed response to questions. “The ‘habitat destruction’ of the pubic lice is increasing and they are becoming an endangered species.”
Brazilian Bikini Waxes Make Crab Lice Endangered Species [Jason Gale & Shannon Pettypiece/Bloomberg]
(Image: Crab Louse (Phthirus pubis), a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from euthman's photostream)
For reasons I'm not entirely clear on, Paleos sells a chainmail "barefoot" running shoe:
Delinda is not a shoe, it's a piece of jewelry! Suitable for strolling, hiking and walking on natural surfaces in, around and in waters. Order your PaleoBarefoots Delinda, the lightest among our Barefoot. A minimalist running shoe for grounding and light activities on natural grown grounds. Get undivided attention of friends and people around you - and have fun!
Welcome to the Paleos Online Store!
Marlene sez, "I have knit my son a tres chic R2D2 hat. It is based on a pattern I found on the Ravelry website by Carissa Browning. I'm very pleased with how it has turned out."
Ravelry: marlene-duck's R2D2 Hat