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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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.
BerlinerStrasse sells fairly pricey but nice vintage home decor products from Berlin. I especially like the selection of classroom wall charts and posters.
Holy crap that's a shiny floor.