“Like most niche interest jokes, I don’t find it funny. But at least I understand it.” Casually Explained imagines how the Universe would be made if a programmer was behind all of it. It’s an elaborate excuse to drop computer science and physics jokes.
A truly unique desktop lighting fixture, the Heng is activated when you lift its lower wooden sphere and place it in proximity to the upper one. Magnets cause them to attract, levitating the lower ball, and switching on the lamp. Available in beech wood or colored plastic.
Polo Ralph Lauren’s sharp and sturdy jacket has a water-repellent polyester ripstop shell and 650 fill down. Tons of features include a detachable hood, rubberized snaps, a two-way zip, elasticized cuffs, two front waist zip pockets
– and it’s machine washable too.
IKEA’s Place is a new app that takes advantage of iOS 11’s exclusive augmented reality features. Scan a space, then browse for furniture. Your chosen product will pop up on your iOS device’s screen, accurately scaled to your room. You can even go around and zoom in on the furniture.
We recently spent a day with the fine folks from Michelin and TireRack.com to see why winter tires are critical in colder climates. Those all-seasons your car came are okay down to about 44º F, but below that, you’ll be much safer and better controlled with true winter tires.
Rick and Morty fans will grin ear to ear over never before seen concept art and a fun glow in the dark cover in this pleasing art book. It drills deeper into character creations and also offers intimate commentary from the show’s creators. If you aren’t already a fan, you soon will be.
“In this place, ain’t no such as civilized.” Red Dead Redemption 2 has been pushed back to Spring 2018, but at least it’s still looking mighty fine. The trailer hints at a tale of honor among outlaws, starring the anti-hero Arthur Morgan, the Van der Linde gang, and the wild West.
Elon Musk’s visionary concept would employ reusable rockets to launch passengers into space, around the globe at speeds up to 18,000 mph, and from NY to LA in 25 minutes. They’ll need to work out the landing kinks before this would possibly be safe for humans.
Brooklyn-based artist Andrej Urem offers a simply gorgeous handmade candle collection to compliment your already dazzling interior spaces. Made of a soy/beeswax blend and lead-free cotton wicks to prevent sooty smoke. Burn times on some can exceed more than 60 hours.
Trouble making up your mind about some critical life decision? Don’t leave it up to just any old coin. After all, you don’t know where that’s been. The freshly-minted, solid brass Decision Coin will make sure all of life’s little binary decisions are judged fairly and equitably.
Bloodborne’s nameless protagonist finds his way into the waking world as an action figure. Max Factory’s Figma Hunter is about 6″ tall and comes with a Hunter Blundberbuss and a transformable Saw Cleaver. Order it from Good Smile to get a bonus Messengers figure.
Artist Kasey Golden issued herself a challenge – to see just how small she could draw an image. She starts out sketching her character “Hatch” on a 5″x7″ sheet of paper, then draws it on progressively smaller and smaller pieces, which eventually need a magnifying glass to be seen.
The latest from gadget wizard Love Hulten. The Zette System looks like a toy boombox, but it’s actually a portable retro video game console. The tape deck splits into two controllers, and one of the speakers has a 480p projector. There’s also a variant that has an arcade stick.
The Warp Zone celebrates Star Trek: Discovery with a fun medley of themes from The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Though we really wanted to hear the lyric “It’s been a long road, getting from there to here…“
Give your fave knife collector an absolute thrill with the William Henry B05 limited edition Emperor Knife. This gorgeous numbered, limited edition tool has an easy open and close, with etched damascus steel blade, jade inlays and sterling silver and black diamond deets.
“I realized that this is what I was gonna do, what I was going to die trying.” HBO and critically-acclaimed producer Susan Lacy (American Masters) present “an intimate portrait” of one of the most talented and prolific directors of all time – Steven Spielberg. Premieres 10/7/17.
Musician “The Little Strummer Boy” and vocalist pal Kurt Grunsky performed a great cover version of R.E.M.’s 1991 hit Losing My Religion with a twangy country/bluegrass vibe. We always pictured this song with being played on the banjo for some reason.
Engineers from MIT’s CSAIL are showing off a fascinating new robot which can walk, roll, sail, and glide, by “wearing” tiny exoskeleton outfits which allow it to perform different tasks. Its skins can be shed by dissolving them in water when it wants to move on to a new activity.