These days, most wallpaper is printed using industrial printing presses. But check out this wild 1960s footage of a British wallpaper factory, who still made the rolls of wall art using hand-carved block printing, and hand-applied flocking.
Rather than just another black box, 8bitdo’s Bluetooth speaker takes its inspiration from the classic Nintendo Entertainment System’s game controller, with a giant D-Pad for power, play and volume, and red speakers that look like A/B buttons. Measures about 3″ on each side.
Starting 8/1/16, VH1 Classic will become MTV Classic, a channel dedicated to the company’s original series and music programming with a focus on the 1990s to the early 2000s, such as Beavis and Butthead, Pimp My Ride and MTV Unplugged. We hope they put it online too.
An officially-licensed scale model of the classic Volkswagen Type 2 Bus that doubles as an accent light. Its got color-changing LEDs inside, and is powered by AA batteries or via a USB cable. Measures appx. 9.8″ x 5.9″ x 5.1″.
Kermit the frog calls into question Fozzie Bear’s very existence, and Piggy and Kermie share an intimate moment in these improv screen tests between Jim Henson and Frank Oz during the filming of the 1979 classic The Muppet Movie.
Today’s mobile games work pretty well with a touchscreen, there are still lots of arcade games which are best played with a gamepad. This SNES inspired Bluetooth controller comes with a dock that fits all smartphones, and works with iOS, Android, Macs and PCs.
If you ever used a dial-up modem back in the day, you know it produces one of the world’s most annoying sounds. But slow those screeches down 700%, and you’ve got a relaxing soundtrack for a day at the spa lying face down on the massage table.