Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gore Vidal: "We'll have a dictatorship soon in the United States" (TimesUK)

DailyDropCap features a new decorative letter a day
The plain beauty of well-made things (designobserver)

Friday, September 25, 2009

The 20 dollar millionaire (esquire)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Making of Glenn Beck (salon)
From drug-addicted shock jock to right-wing mouthpiece

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A stick figure guide to (Advanced Encryption Standard) AES

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Suburbs of the Imagination (Infrastructurist)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Chulha Stove (designobserver)
This simple stove promises to help reduce the 1.6 million fatalities associated each year with indoor cooking, 25 percent in India alone.
The Jet-propelled Couch (Harpers (1954), via boingboing)
A psychiatrist's account of a physicist who believed he was an extra-terrestrial being.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ghost Fleet

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Cat Piano from PRA on Vimeo.

The Richard Balzer collection of antique optical toys

A great selection of vintage bike ads at RatRodBikes

Friday, September 11, 2009

Graphic concrete

Thursday, September 10, 2009

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.
Every Infocom game. Online.
South African internet speed faceoff: Pigeon vs. DSL.
Pigeon wins.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Honda rickshaw
Interesting. Impractical. cutlery made from cut-up plastic bottles, then coated with metal.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Slide Rule Museum
Other companies should have to read this internal netflix presentation (techcrunch)