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  • Halospheres: A Desktop Toy That Spins 3600 RPM

    Halospheres: A Desktop Toy That Spins 3600 RPM

    If you’re sick of those boring, standard issue, low-velocity desktop toys, there’s a new class of toy now raising funds on Kickstarter. They’re called Halospheres, and their main function is a Tasmanian Devil-like top speed of 3600 rotations per minute. The Halospheres “extreme velocity desktop toy” doesn’t require batteries or plutonium or anything to hit those […]

  • TUBULAR: A Chair Made from Ventilation Ducts

    TUBULAR: A Chair Made from Ventilation Ducts

    Designer Lucas Munoz recently revealed his Objects from Interstitial Space, which sounds like a particularly wonky 1950s scifi creature feature but is actually just a collection of furniture concepts made from objects that normally work invisibly behind the scenes. One of the cooler examples is TUBULAR. Here’s Munoz on the ideas behind the project: “While conserving their personality […]

  • Urwerk AMC: An “Atomic Master Clock” (Video)

    Urwerk AMC: An “Atomic Master Clock” (Video)

    Back in the 18th century, a clockmaker by the name of Abraham Louis Breguet came up with something called a “sympathique watch,” which was a pocket watch that would be regularly corrected by a precision pendulum clock, so that it could keep more or less perfect time in the user’s pocket. At Baselworld 2018, Urwerk has […]

  • Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Many have tried and failed to introduce new design elements to the classically innovative utensil known as the spork. There was Dr. Phineas Farocles in 1907, who perished in a laboratory fire while developing the cigarette-lighting spork. Then there was Ethel Beasley, an amateur inventor who died of electrocution in 1957 before perfecting the world’s […]

  • Taco Bell Tortilla Chips Coming This Summer

    Taco Bell Tortilla Chips Coming This Summer

    I get why Taco Bell would put out a line of tortilla chips allowing customers to enjoy them at home, perhaps while dipping the chips in various salsas, guacamoles, or queso blends, but in all honesty I’m skeptical about Taco Bell Tortilla Chips replicating the unique mix of heat and salt that makes them worthwhile […]

  • McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger Now Available in Australia

    McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger Now Available in Australia

    Cool news for anybody who might find themselves near an Australian McDonald’s location in the near future: The McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger is now available in Mickey D’s locations down under, with a price point that comes to about eight dollars American: Pretty cheap as Wagyu beef goes. If you’ve not heard of Wagyu beef, […]

  • Monty Python is Coming to Netflix

    Monty Python is Coming to Netflix

    For the first time, a giant raft of content from the archives of groundbreaking British comedy troupe Monty Python is coming to Netflix, first in the UK and then to the US later this year. For much of the shows, movies, and comedy specials included in the deal, it’s the first time they’ve been available on the […]

  • ‘Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce’ at Sotheby’s Australia

    ‘Russell Crowe: The Art of Divorce’ at Sotheby’s Australia

    Russell Crowe has always struck me as a man who probably knows his way around a divorce. Now, he’s literally elevating it to an art, and liquidating some assets in the process. He’s selling off a bunch of stuff from his private collection in order to cover the costs of his impending divorce from Danielle Spencer, […]