How do these “floating” lamps work? The answer is electromagnets. Incidentally, this is also the answer to how most of Criss Angel’s illusions work.
Upon checking into his hotel, Hunter S. Thompson ordered cases of Wild Turkey delivered to his room. And Rolling Stone always picked up the tab. How could they not? Thompson was inventing his own booze & drug-fueled genre called Gonzo journalism. He was the mag’s main badass & he did what he wanted.
Since nobody can ready your handwriting, this super-easy video memo pad might help you get your point across faster. Operated with three simple buttons, it allows you to record and play messages up to 3 minutes in length. It’s also got a magnetic back so you can stick it on the fridge, for the old “drink my last beer and die” message.
Don’t you have enough plastic and polymer products in your life already? Wood is a a good alternative. Root makes wooden cases for your MacBook, iPad, and iPhone out of bamboo, zebrawood, walnut & wenge. So, ah, nature up your technology.
Most people take their old, scratched up lens filters and rip fools off selling them on eBay as “New, in original packaging.” Dallas-based up-cycler Joel Malone found something else to do with them. He uses them for drink coasters. Good thinking, man.
There’s a whole boatload of product out there with Steve McQueen’s name stamped on it. The latest is a new collection of Tag Heuer watches inspired by the late actor/motorsports enthusiast. The Monaco Collection features several watches in special colorways, trims, and designs reflective of McQueen’s love of high-performance racing.
National Geographic writer Scott Wallace’s new book is a first-person account of his expedition into the depths of the Amazon rain forest on the hunt for the last of the un-contacted native tribes. No, he wasn’t going to warn the “fleicheros” about the construction of a new Super Wal-Mart on their sacred lands, but close. Read it and find out.
International terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackal was one of the 20th century’s most-wanted fugitives. He was a vicious activist thru the 70s & 80s, orchestrating bombings, kidnappings, and hijackings in Europe and the Middle East. This Criterion Collection version is the uncut five-and-a-half hour saga of the real-life global gangster.
British artist/activist Banksy is still cool. Unlike other fame-hungry and corpo-friendly street artists, Banksy continues to produce art that matters and remains anonymous. In fact Banksy is so cool, he has nothing to do with this book. It’s a collection of other people’s stories about the legendary figure. Believe what you want.