I've been posting photos of my creatures sketchbook on Instagram and quite a few people have asked if they can buy prints, shirts, mugs, etc. with the sketches on them. And so I opened a store on Society6 where you can shop for my creature stuff. Right now there's a good sale going on. The clock is $20, the mug is $12, and the framed print is $27.
Revoltech's 7-in model of the Vespa mandarinia (aka murder hornet) looks amazing. It's $105, but if you are a true murder hornet aficionado it's a pittance. Every part is articulated, from the antennae to the stinger. Articulated mandibles and mouth parts have been faithfully recreated. The large compound eyes are made of transparent material to… READ THE REST
I bought a USB microscope a few years ago because I wanted to examine kitchen knife edges after I sharpen them using different sharpeners. I'm still having fun with it. The tiny millipede in the video above is in a cup the size of a penny. Here are some images I've captured so far: Groovy… READ THE REST
What are Perler beads and why might you want to buy a big tub of 22,000 thousand? They are tiny colorful plastic cylinders. Each bead is a pixel that you place on a Perler pegboard to make a piece of art. Once you've placed all the beads down, you use a clothes iron to fuse… READ THE REST
It's the carrot on the end of the stick that's kept many of us going for the past year. Someday, hopefully someday soon, travel will resume. And, not just driving an hour or two on a day trip style travel. We're talking grand, get-on-a-plane-and-really-go-somewhere travel. And when that glorious day comes, we all want to… READ THE REST
A quality knife set is literally something you can build an entire kitchen around. As the backbone of any meal prep, a set that handles all your basic slicing and dicing is not only how you craft a great dish, but it's also how you find a love for being in the kitchen. Because there's… READ THE REST
It's not often you find an industry where the top-selling product is also the one that customers find the least satisfying. That dichotomy pretty well sums up why buying a mattress turns out to be so much tougher than people expect. According to Consumer Reports, about a third of all mattresses sold are innerspring mattresses… READ THE REST