Stuff I Like
By marfdrat on July 24, 2014
I posted about a project similar to this about a year ago. The BevTender cupholder is designed to address the same problem: airplanes and other modes of transportation don’t have cup holders. On a plane, you invariably end up putting that expensive cup of coffee between your legs (and squeeze too hard) or in the seat-back pocket (where it gets squashed, and the coffee ends up on your shoes). Karl Moore’s design for a versatile and easy-to-carry cup holder looks like a winner. Back it on Kickstarter. Eventually, one of these things is going to make it, and millions of people will buy them. I know I’ll buy one.
By marfdrat on July 3, 2014
On any given day about 2,500 flights cross the North Atlantic. From the ocean’s surface, it looks pretty quiet up there, but at 30,000 feet, it’s a different story. The folks at NATS (Britain’s air traffic control system) put together a visualization of all that traffic, and it looks amazing. North Atlantic Skies from NATS on Vimeo. Via Engadget
By marfdrat on May 28, 2014
This time-lapse footage of a supercell storm near Climax, Kansas, was taken by videographer Stephen Locke. Besides being very well-done video, it shows the awesome power of nature and the scaled of these storms. The amount of energy contained in this storm was immense. Luckily for folks on the ground, it didn’t form into a tornado.
By marfdrat on April 30, 2014
This cool little travel companion has a host of tools to handle your cooking and eating chores on the trail or the road. Here’s a description of the tools included:
- 4.87 inch blade, 410HC stainless steel, serrated for spreading, slicing and chopping, 9.87 inches overall length 3.4 oz.
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By marfdrat on March 11, 2014
This is a fantastic kinetic sculpture by Chris Burden that pushes 100,000 toy cars per hour around a huge motorized set of tracks. It’s on view at the Los Angeles Museum of Art. From the museum’s website:
By marfdrat on February 25, 2014
Renowned nature-program narrator David Attenborough turns his attention to the curious “sliding curlers,” who thrust their nuts across a frozen river to the center of their target nest. Funny stuff.
By marfdrat on February 17, 2014
I mess around with photography, and roses are one of my favorite subjects. In color or black & white, they’re beautiful.
By marfdrat on January 26, 2014
This looks like such an amazing idea and project. This BreakThru Films production will be a full-length animated film featuring the paintings, drawings, and people in Vincent van Gogh’s life. The whole thing will be hand-painted in the style of van Gogh. It’s only 18% funded with 10 days to go, so if you have a few extra bucks, go over and give them a couple.
By marfdrat on January 16, 2014
This is funny. It’s sort of like us Americans watching rugby or hurling or Australian Rules football, and not really understanding what’s going on.
By marfdrat on December 12, 2013
I love sitting next to the window when I’m flying. You never know what you’ll see out there, so I find it hard to look away unless there’s total darkness. Paul Williams looked out the window on a flight from London to New York and saw this:
By marfdrat on December 11, 2013
Sure, you could get prints of your Instagrams, or have them applied on metal, but this idea is much better: turning your Instagrams into something edible.
Instagram has turned the average smartphone owner into a photographer, and the app has spawned a number of businesses that help its users to make more of the snaps they take. We’ve already written about Stitchagram— which places Instagrams on hand-made cushions — and now UK-based Boomf enables anyone to put their favorite photos onto marshmallow candy.
By marfdrat on December 1, 2013
I saw this on a segment of 60 Minutes tonight. Jeff Bezos showed Charlie Rose how Amazon’s Prime Air service will work. For packages under 5 pounds (which is over 80% of the products they sell), and delivery destinations within 10 miles of a distribution center, they’ll be able to deliver to your front door via an electric octo-copter drone. It’ll take another couple of years for them to roll the service out, as FAA rules aren’t even written to govern this kind of air traffic.
By marfdrat on November 27, 2013
French director Thomas Jullien assembled 852 separate images from 852 different Instagrammers, and made a movie. It’s pretty cool. See any of your pictures in there?