The walls of Mark Mccloud's San Francisco home are covered in LSD blotter art. He calls his collection the "Institute of Illegal images", and you can visit for free. Here is a 2016 interview with Mccloud inside of his home. He's a fascinating character. All of the artifacts in the institute have a backstory, such as "a framed blotter print of a telegraph sent by Allen Ginsberg pleading for the release of LSD pioneer Timothy Leary (SF's Institute of Illegal Images is like an LSD museum )." Mccloud nearly got a life sentence in prison for owning so much blotter art, but he managed to get out of trouble and continue curating his incredible collection. Check out some images and prints from his collection online here.
Above is "Windy day. Claude Monet," a 2012 painting by Ukrainian artist Oleg Shupliak. An "ambiguous image" optical illusion, there are four distinct images within the painting. According to Indy100, the image you see first reflects your personality: If you spotted the older gentleman's face first, your most charming personality trait is the insight that… READ THE REST
If you've ever come across a tiny horse figurine tethered to a ring on the ground in Portland Oregon, you've likely encountered one of the Portland Horse Rings. These metal rings on the sidewalk remain from a time in history when people traveled around the streets by horse and carriage. In 2005, a Portland resident… READ THE REST
Stories about people sitting on heirlooms that could net them thousands have a special place in my heart. There's something so intrinsically alluring about people overlooking a prized valuable for decades and using it as a paperweight. The rise of shows like Pawn Stars indicates that I'm not alone in this perspective. I can't tell you the… READ THE REST
Belgian waffles are a blank template for unforgettable weekend breakfasts. From savory creations with avocado, bacon, and goat cheese to the traditional sweet kinds with berries, powdered sugar, and syrup, waffles are unstoppable. However, nothing brings down a waffle-inspired dream morning like the antiquated, dirty waffle iron that cooks unevenly or worse, unexpectedly burns and dries… READ THE REST
Summer is here, which means we're spending less time under blankets and more time under stars. And, while we're no longer chasing the sun quite as fast, sometimes random household chores do need an extra flash of light here and there. This One80 LED Headlamp will help you get the darker things done so you can get back… READ THE REST
From your music streaming subscriptions and bank accounts to your work laptop, passwords unlock the most vital things in our lives. Unfortunately, that's a mess to track unless you're exceptionally organized or have some intricate communication system for your passwords and logins. If you aren't, you might deal with many forgotten unique passwords, annoying security questions, and botched password… READ THE REST