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  • ‘MondriPong': Play ‘Pong” With a Fine Art Twist

    ‘MondriPong': Play ‘Pong” With a Fine Art Twist

    It has been said that life imitates art, but now it can also be said that video games imitate animated GIFs, as evidenced by the genesis of MondriPong, which started as a joke but is now a real Pong riff you can actually play, if you feel like killing a few minutes with some art. […]

  • Lansky AX-911 Fireman’s Battle Axe

    Lansky AX-911 Fireman’s Battle Axe

    In a perfect world, you will never need a “battle axe” for any reason, unless of course that’s what you call your wife. But most of us don’t live in a perfect world, and still others actually work as firefighters, so it’s nice to know that the Lansky AX-911, also known as the Fireman’s Battle […]

  • Richie Jackson: Skater Does Amazing Tricks for ‘Thrasher’ Magazine (Video)

    Richie Jackson: Skater Does Amazing Tricks for ‘Thrasher’ Magazine (Video)

    There’s the technically amazing skateboarding that’s astounding to people who know the sport but more or less uninteresting to people who don’t care about skateboarding, and then there’s the crazy, seemingly impossible trickery pulled off by skater Richie Jackson in a video for Thrasher magazine and Jackson’s skate brand Death Skateboards. Richie Jackson’s skateboard tricks […]

  • TrapTap Wireless Speed Trap Indicator

    TrapTap Wireless Speed Trap Indicator

    Radar detectors for the primary purpose of avoiding speed traps are nothing new.  They are also, unfortunately, nothing legal. But in the smart technology era, it makes sense there would be a legal workaround that doesn’t involve any illegal monitoring of law enforcement radar signals, and it’s called the TrapTap. Rather than detecting radar directly, […]

  • Gravity Chopsticks: Levitating Chopsticks That Don’t Need a Rest

    Gravity Chopsticks: Levitating Chopsticks That Don’t Need a Rest

    Kendrick Lamar recently implored listeners to “levitate, levitate, levitate,” but few people realize he was actually talking about chopsticks. To be more precise, Gravity Chopsticks, the chopsticks that levitate so you don’t need a rest to keep them off the table when you’re not holding them. There are no magnets or any other tricks involved in […]

  • ‘Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes)’ by Drew Smith

    ‘Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes)’ by Drew Smith

    Oysters are a somewhat exotic and mysterious food to those who don’t eat them regularly, and those that do tend to have strong opinions on how they should be consumed for maximum enjoyment. So it’s a good thing that somebody wrote it all down to make Oyster: A Gastronomic History (With Recipes). That somebody is […]

  • Harrison Oven: The Artisan Oven

    Harrison Oven: The Artisan Oven

    Most of us are content with the oven that was in our home when we moved in, but as with all things there are other levels of craftsmanship and care out there. On that next level is the Harrison oven, an old, old, old-school oven for people who thought electricity in the kitchen was a […]

  • ‘Art of Time': Seiko’s Rube Goldberg Contraption (Video)

    ‘Art of Time': Seiko’s Rube Goldberg Contraption (Video)

    The art of watchmaking carries an inherent limitation; the artist’s creation must be contained inside a watch. A new ad from watch brand Seiko turns that art loose on a (relatively) huge contraption in the vein of Rube Goldberg or Mouse Trap, made from watch components and used to make a new ad for the […]

  • Melina: The Portable Tent Backpack

    Melina: The Portable Tent Backpack

    New from designer David Shatz is an invention that would make Doc Savage proud — a tent that you can wear on your back like a backpack when it’s folded up. It’s called Melina, and unfortunately for all the would-be adventurers out there it’s only a concept piece for now. Melina was conceived “under the […]