Lava Lamps are 50 years old!

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The lava lamp turns 50 this year! The product's inventor, Edward Craven Walker, was inspired by a Christmas ornament containing oil and water. This month in 1963, he launched his company, now called Mathmos, named after the lava lake in Barbarella. Check out an early prototype below.

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Hyperreal photographs of interior decor decay

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Dresden, Germany-based photographer Matthias Haker created an absolutely stunning photo series of abandoned buildings' lavish interiors in all their deteriorating hyperreal beauty. It's called Decay. You can purchase prints at Deviant Art.

Excellent vintage German goods at BerlinerStrasse easy store

BerlinerStrasse sells fairly pricey but nice vintage home decor products from Berlin. I especially like the selection of classroom wall charts and posters.

Shiny orange floor


Holy crap that's a shiny floor.

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