These look very similar indeed to similarly pricey pastel crates on Amazon, being sold under randomly-generated brand names like SHINEME and MUYOZZ. At the New York Times, John Hermann recently wrote about this bizarre new branding trend: All Your Favorite Brands, From BSTOEM to ZGGCD.
The Dybbuk Box—a cursed wine box that supposedly came to America laden with its owner's grim experience of the Holocaust—was one of the few straight-up paranormal "hits" in an era when the subject became laced with irony and meta. Books and a movie followed. Though sharply debunked in Skeptical Inquirer after a revealing social media… READ THE REST
Love in Light is a desktop lamp whose implicitly phallic qualities are made explicit when you turn it on by peeling back its rubbery foreskin. Monsby: I had been working on this lamp for about two years. It had different names during that period: Phallamp, Lampenis etc. After all, the main idea of this lamp… READ THE REST
I ordered the Divoom pixel art speaker [Amazon] on the strength of Cheyenne MacDonald's fascinating slideshow review for Input: "I tried the speaker all the UwU girls have and fell in love." It's a retro-themed bluetooth speaker with a programmable 16×16 LED display and a six-key mechanical keyboard that comes in six mostly-adorable colors, and… READ THE REST
You've got a big ole TV. It's 55"…or 65"…or 75". It's glorious. Absolutely glorious. But while its brilliance is obviously sublime, that could blind you to a couple of other facts to consider. Like how staring at a bright TV against an otherwise dark wall at night actually disrupts how our eyes measure light. Rather than… READ THE REST
The web development world is more than a world. It's a whole universe. That's because, for every project you see on the web, there were likely 10 different ways to reach that final product. But which way is the best way? Well, that's the question only a fully trained and knowledgeable web creator can answer… READ THE REST
Mushrooms may be among the most misunderstood living organisms on planet Earth. That's partially due to their exotic, almost alien-like look. It's also partially due to their age-old connection to mysticism and folklore from centuries past. Yet another reason is much more firmly grounded in today, as some mushrooms can be poisonous, while others have… READ THE REST