Floral CCTV wallpaper

knt​.​remembr is a pretty great track from Knxwledge, but man, what I would give to have that wallpaper! Update: thanks to Deb Chachra for identifying the source: Dan Funderburgh's "Vigilant Floral".) (via Dark Roasted Blend) (Hi rez) Read the rest

Ignoramus watch: Designers really want you to decorate your room by shelving your books backwards

What's more revolting than buying color-matched books by the yard to class up your room like you were some kind of Trumpish dumbass who wants people to think you read but never actually read anything? Read the rest

Some of 2017's most beautiful and striking objects

Rain Nos roundup of the Core 77's Favorite Objects from 2017 has some real beauts that are of note to aficionados of physical culture and made objects. Read the rest

A stovetop pizza oven that hits 600F in 10 minutes

The $77 Pizzacraft PC0601 Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven is a clever design: it's a stovetop oven that has a large thermal mass (thanks to a cordierite pizza stone) and other good thermal properties, allowing it to hit 600F in 10 minutes of pre-heating on your gas burner; it gets top marks in Wired's pizza gadget guide, too. Read the rest

Stranger Things Upside-Down doormats

UK Etsy seller Retromend (who specialise in vintage VW-related gifts) sell this Stranger Things-themed Upside Down doormat (coir fibers with rubber backing) for £20/USD27. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Shot glass with a real bullet in it

Lucky Shot's .308 Real Bullet hand-blown Shot Glass (Amazon), we are assured, "does not contain gunpowder or lead residue," making them safe to drink from. Described as the "ultimate gift," not without unnerving connotation. They also make tumblers and pint glasses, but, come now... shot glass.

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Octopus tiki mug

Munktiki's $20 Octopus mug comes in red or purple, and nicely complements their Bell-Buoy mug (sold out, but we can hope for a resupply!). (via Super Punch) Read the rest

A gorgeous reception desk made with books

Goldstone Books, an online used-book seller in Wales, spruced up their offices with this gorgeous reception desk skinned with books. (via Blog on the Bookshelf) Read the rest

Melt a Nazi with the Major Toht candle

The Indiana Jones Melting Toht Candle is $33.39 from Firebox, and while the listing doesn't give dimensions, it certainly gets good reviews! (via Bonnie Burton) Read the rest

A clever "flat-pack" coat-rack

Luminaire's Piano Coat Rack hangs up to 48 garment from pegs that swing in and out of the piece, made from beech, oak, or walnut; it's a clever, space-saving, beautiful design, but at $1800-$4100, it exceeds my coat-rack budget by more than an order of magnitude. (via Yanko Design) Read the rest

Working anthropomorphic doorknobs in the style of Disney's psychedelic Alice in Wonderland

John H, a prop sculptor, sells handmade, $83 Alice in Wonderland doorknobs, which can either replace your existing knobs or fit around them. Available with painted details or brass finish. (via Geeks Are Sexy) Read the rest

Custom cutting boards shaped like vintage Nintendo cartridges

San Diego Etsy seller Cutting Boredom makes retrogame-inspired cutting boards shaped like old NES cartridges ("the grooves are able to serve as functional juice grooves"); they're made to order and can feature custom etched messages, Zelda logos and more, though I prefer the plain ones -- available in 12"x13" or 9"x10", and in maple, cherry, mahogany and walnut. Read the rest

For sale: surplus nightmare fuel vintage manikins from a defunct dental school

The Agent Gallery of Chicago has bought a large lot of vintage dental training manikins and other gorgeous, nightmarish gadgets from the Hellraiserverse. (via JWZ) Read the rest

The best unicorn wine bottle holder

The Wine Of Sacred Purity Unicorn Wine Holder ($19.95, Amazon) holds only one bottle of wine, but it holds it very well.

"Add some falir [sic] to your kitchen by displaying your wine bottles in this holder," the marketing copy suggests. "Beware of knockoff imitation pieces sold by unlicensed sellers."

"It's not all joy and rainbows," warns verified purchaser Jon Hanson. "I bought this unicorn thinking it would bring luck, joy and rainbows into my home. Instead he just sits there, staring through my soul with his cold black eyes, just daring me to steal his bottle."

"Everything you could ever ask for in a creepy unicorn," counters My Name Here, a sentiment that Mir agrees with: "Such A Majestic Housewarming Gift." Read the rest

Anatomy of the human head in the style of a London tube-map

Jonathan Simmonds, an MD in Boston, MA, created these Map Anatomy illustrations that represent a detailed, functional diagram of the human head's anatomy in the style of a London tubemap; you can buy downloads and posters from his Etsy store, but act quickly, because Transport for London are notorious, humourless assholes about this kind of thing! (via Reddit) Read the rest

A Stranger Things Eleven candle with a bleeding nose

Firebox's $36.69 Eleven candle-holder: insert one red candle, light, and wait for the blood to start dribbling from her nostril. Caution: telekinesis. (via Bonnie Burton) Read the rest

RIP Teaforia, the $1000 IoT tea-infuser

In 2016, Teaforia raised $12,000,000 in venture capital to manufacture a $1,000 tea infuser that combined proprietary, DRM-encumbered tea pods with a "patent-pending microinfusion technology" and a timer to make cups of tea. Read the rest

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