I just read this… Did you know?
“After the Bible and the Koran, the IKEA catalogue is the world’s most widely printed product,”
says Jürgen Grimm (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen). (Read in Monocle Issue 47)
Beard is Austin-based photographer Matthew Rainwaters’ quest to document the finest of these hairy specimens and the curious characters who tend them in a stunning series of stark, visually articulate portraits. Alongside the formidable chops, bristles and whiskers, ranging from the classics to freestyle fare, are essays by prominent competitors that crack ajar the door to a fascinating subculture.
This is hilarious…
“A must for people actively looking to lose weight but not prepared to stop eating. Eat yourself skinny with these 1kg knives and forks and the 2kg dessert spoon (because you only use one hand fatty). This is going to revolutionise the diet industry and that is why they are so damn expensive. Cost for all $160.”
I rather eat with my hands…
What do you think? Me: pretty sweet ;)
“a collaboration with bryan mccarthy, these pancake floor pillows look good enough to eat and comfortable enough to sit on. measuring a whopping 36″ in diameter, the pancakes are upholstered 2″ tempurpedic-type foam with digital printing. stack them in a corner when not used and throw them around to lounge in comfort. get ‘em while they are hot! this stuff is going to sell like hotcakes!”
I found this picture on likecool and it made me smile…
“Image from Connected. Cool image, Connected is a film exploring technology & human interdependence, directed by Tiffany Shlain. Tiffany Shlain writes: “I employ many tactics (humor, animation, archival, and my own personal story) to attempt to untangle what interdependence and connectedness mean in terms of the history of the human species and moving forward. Through this journey, I wield a large magnifying glass to look at some of the absurd and beautiful behaviors of our species and our world. While the core components of humans desire to be “connected” have not changed since we first appeared on this planet, I believe a new zeitgeist is emerging through all these new technologies that are making our world smaller and more intertwined, and that that zeitgeist can make the world a better place.”"
“Horsemanning (misspelt as horsemaning) gets its name and theme from The Headless Horsemen, the evil character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. The object of “Horsemanning” is to make it appear that your head is laying next to you, detached from your body like the headless horseman. Horsemanning requires two individuals, one laying with their head back and hidden while the other individual hides everything except for their head. The effect of horsemanning is brilliant and creates an illusion much funnier than simply planking. Also, while planking is a solo game, Horsemanning encourages social interaction by requiring a partner.”
A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.
found on mymodernmet
at the CN Tower, has become Toronto’s most extreme attraction. Thrill lovers will walk on the edge of one of the world’s tallest buildings, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors will walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them. Crazy!”