Portal Icosahedron is a sculpture by Anthony James, "famous for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest." Created with steel, glass and LED lights, the mirrors within generate an incredible repeating view of its own structure without including the observer or the exterior. — Read the rest
The last five years have seen a renaissance of merchandise related to Disney's Haunted Mansion, hearkening back to the glory days of amazing fright masks, magic tricks, and novelties from Randotti (my personal faves).
Riunite. On ice. Who were they trying to sell this wine? These ads had me cracking up as a child. Were yodelers, robots, and folks with made-up but pretty racist accents really lacking the right choice in pink wine?
Wine on ice is a thing I rarely see, but when I do the people drinking it are generally on an airplane and headed to a good time. — Read the rest
Hooray for Earth's True Loves, directed by Cyriak Harris.
The Eye, Like a Strange Balloon, Mounts toward Infinity is the name of this stunning drawing by artist Odilon Redon, a Symbolist artist who lived from 1840-1916. This surreal drawing is one of my favorite's of his due to its gloomy mood and striking imagery. — Read the rest
How Japanese character designers nail cuteness with such consistency will always be a mystery to me. It's not like other nations haven't invented cute characters of their own, but Japan is the Pablo Escobar of pushing adorable designs on the globe. — Read the rest
The Half Awake Mix is a dreamy ambient adventure composed of tracks by Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada. My mind always drifts off to another universe when I listen to their music. Lately, I love listening to this mix in the morning while I have my coffee. — Read the rest
Orb.farm is a pixel-art glass bowl you can fill with water, sand, stone, wood, plankton, fish and other things useful for the creation of underwater ecologies. [via Hacker News]
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This is a virtual ecosystem where different species of creature can live, grow and die as part of a self-contained food chain.
Heather Morgan, aka Razzlekhan, and her husband Ilya Lichtenstein were this week charged by the Department of Justice, which suspects them of running a scam that laundered billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency. The discovery of Morgan's musical persona comes courtesy of Kevin Collier, who adds that Razzlekhan's website "might be more cursed." — Read the rest
"Magic Eye" autostereograms were all the rage in the 1990s. You'd stare at the strange pattern, cross your eyes slightly, and a 3D image was meant to appear. Sometimes it worked for me, other times not. But in the moment when an image did emerge, I'd feel a strange meditative calm come over my mind and body, as if another universe had been revealed to me. — Read the rest
Danny Greenwald (@glassineasleep) is a Baltimore-based producer, sound designer, and composer. His work has been featured in such publications as The Washington Post, Pitchfork, and Vice. He makes music under the name Glassine. In this interview with The Wire creator David Simon, he asked Simon about how The Wire relates to the pandemic, The Plot Against America's critique on the current political moment, and his mother's matzo ball soup, among other things. — Read the rest
The classic TV series cannot be topped, but is very old, whereas the movie is quite new, but can surely be topped. So let's hope that the new Hulu reboot of Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy offers the best of both worlds. — Read the rest
Thinkgeek's new Her Universe Star Trek collection includes a couple of standout pieces: first, the Wesley Crusher bomber with embroidered "Crusher" over the breast and the three-stripe sleeve piping; second, the Patches Paige bomber with Trekkie embroidery and a selection of Starfleet Academy patches.
Rarely do I dive right into the second book in a series, but I couldn't wait to start Rysa Walker's second time travel adventure: Time's Edge.
Scientist and inventor Cliff Pickover introduces his newest book on the beauty of math, The Mathematics Devotional
Her Universe's "I Love You/I Know" nightshirt recreates Leia and Han's romantic moment with a glow-in-the-dark gag. Nice typography, too!
(via The Mary Sue)
Los Angeles. The Future. 1995.
A string of disappearances throughout the underground night club circuit has driven law enforcement to initiate a manhunt for the elusive figure they call Starcadian.