Friday, June 29, 2007

Scented Tires



First there were tires in colors to match your car, now Kumho has created scented tires. Neat idea, but they need some better scents... Who wants lavender-scented tires? I want Leather-scented tires!

http://www.kumhousa.com/pressrelease.do?newsId=156

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Make California's Freeways Better!



tell caltrans where things need to be fixed, downed signed, holes in the road, etc...

http://www.dot.ca.gov/maintform.html

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Profit off other's failures

If you're thinking of starting a new business, try looking here for supplies first. It's a bidding site for equipment from failed businesses.

http://www.dovebid.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Old planes brought back to life



Interesting story of some planes that were foorced to land then were buried in snow for decades, then were unburied and restored.

http://www.thelostsquadron.com/

Friday, June 22, 2007

Jumping the shark

Their favorite sign that a show has "jumped the shark" (or gone to shit...)? The introduction of Ted McGinley to the cast. Explore the rest of the site to vote for the moment you think your favorite shows jumped the shark.

http://www.jumptheshark.com/forum/ted-mcginley/22

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Back in the Day calculator

From the site "People are always talking about how good things were "back in the day". Recently I have noticed people abusing this phrase to describe a wide range of time, almost to the point that "back in the day" seems to be just a good day someone once had. "

http://www.happyrobot.net/robotchow/backintheday.asp

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lomography


the underwater frogeye camera

Fun, inexpensive cameras that give you crazy results

http://www.lomography.com/

Home of the famous Holga Camera, as well as the color splash, fisheye, horizon, 3D, super sampler, split camera, and the octomat

Monday, June 18, 2007

LAPD Crime map

http://lapdcrimemaps.org/

here's one for the city of SF

http://www.sfgov.org/site/police_index.asp?id=23813

other cites:
chicago - www.chicagocrime.org
portland - www.gis.ci.portland.or.us/maps/police
houston - houstoncrimemaps.com
minneapolis - www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/codefor
Berkeley, CA - http://www.beastblog.com/2005/08/02/crimes-in-berkeley-where/
NYC - homicide map - http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/20060428_HOMICIDE_MAP.html

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Toys for Geeks

http://www.thinkgeek.com/

here are some awesome examples:


http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/warfare/8a0f/

The annoy-a-tron (best name ever!)
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/8c52/

Friday, June 15, 2007

Adopt-A-Barrel

Aparently, there are wine barrels out there that need love and support. You can help them here:

http://www.crushpadwine.com/makewine_adoptbarrel.php?PHPSESSID=46ea054eb155dd896628c97ecf85c141

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Google Maps with street view


Googles drives around in grey beetles with bubbles on top taking photos as they drive down the street so thay can offer this cool view - Only available in five major cities, NY, SF, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami.




Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Plants Magazine


http://www.plants-magazine.com/

This online mag is a resource of where to find specific species of plants.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Powered Alcohol

Dutch students develop powdered alcohol
Wed Jun 6, 2007 3:15PM BST

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch students have developed powdered alcohol which they say can be sold legally to minors.

The latest innovation in inebriation, called Booz2Go, is available in 20-gramme packets that cost 1-1.5 euros (70 pence-1 pound).

Top it up with water and you have a bubbly, lime-coloured and -flavoured drink with just 3 percent alcohol content.

"We are aiming for the youth market. They are really more into it because you can compare it with Bacardi-mixed drinks," 20-year-old Harm van Elderen told Reuters.

Van Elderen and four classmates at Helicon Vocational Institute, about an hour's drive from Amsterdam, came up with the idea as part of their final-year project.

"Because the alcohol is not in liquid form, we can sell it to people below 16," said project member Martyn van Nierop.

The legal age for drinking alcohol and smoking is 16 in the Netherlands.

In Germany, alcopops -- sweet drinks containing alcohol and in powder form -- caused quite a stir when launched on to the market. Alcohol powder, classified as a flavouring, was sold in the United States three years ago.

The students said companies interested in making the product commercially could avoid taxes because the alcohol was in powder form. A number of companies are interested, they said.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Crazy Rugs

This guy makes crazy rugs and doesn't want you to post photos of them to promote then either, so I worked extra hard to get this image:


I'll even give you the link to his site... http://www.byhenzel.com/rugcollection.htm

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Mid Century Modern products


Vintage and rare books and objects for the modernist

http://www.digmodern.com/

Friday, June 08, 2007

business card collection



http://dailypoetics.typepad.com/photos/business_cards_and_other_/index.html

Thursday, June 07, 2007

I love web award sites, I usually discover many new places I'd never heard of before...

http://www.webware.com/html/ww/100.html

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Orchid Care



This is something I've always struggled with. I came across this site today that offers some excellent advice on keeping an orchid alive and even getting it to re-bloom.

http://www.beautifulorchids.com/orchids/orchid_care_tips/faq/frequently_asked_questions.html#question1

Monday, June 04, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

A new favorite blog


Passive Aggresive Notes
Bob-Clock Who needs numbers to tell time? This clock used 60 LED lights to tell you precisely what time it is, and you can make one yourself!






http://symlink.dk/electro/bob-clock/