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Bottle Service

Johnnie Walker launched a new $3,000 blend available only in the Singapore airport… random, right?!?  It’s a blend from casks from nine distilleries, including some from the company’s hoarded stocks from long-closed distilleries including malt whiskey from Glen Albyn and grain whiskey from Cambus (both closed in 1983).  The whiskeys have been blended and given a final final maturation in a 100 year-old wood cask. Blah Blah Blah… the best part is that it is sold in individually numbered hand-blown Baccarat decanters.

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However, if John Walker isn’t quite in your budget, perhaps you should look into Mr. Burglar whiskey.  Not sure how great it tastes but that’s not why you’d buy it… The packaging, designed by London based agency called Fantasist, is heat sensitive so that when you put your hand on the bottle an image of a thief appears beneath your fingerprints.

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Tubed – 3D Video

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Ever since seeing the U2 Concert Film at Sundance, I’ve rekindled my affection for 3D… which is why I am particularly I’m excited that YouTube added the ability to support 3D video content.  Hopefully as their content library grows we will get to see videos that really take advantage of the technology like these YouTube Tests:

Waltz of the Flowers

Magical Starlight Parade


Roller Coaster Simulation

Truth be told, I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that they get Michael Jackson‘s Disneyland classic, Captain Eo.

Important question: Where does one get a pair of those blue and red 3D glasses?

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Dumpster Diving

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The creative developers behind Macro | Sea are breathing new life into Brooklyn’s urban landscape by transforming retired dumpsters into public swimming pools! Construction Chic!  And what’s even cooler?  … the company’s mission statement: Macro | Sea is a company created to do projects that we find interesting.

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November 4, 2008

Instead of pontificating on election day matters like all those politically charged blowhards out there… I would like to point out that Starbucks is now serving in holiday cups!

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Coffee talk sidebar:
How do you feel about the new Starbucks Gold membership that was launched today?  Is it necessary to indulge in the Starbucks equivalent to AMEX Centurion?  (Probably… although it would be easier for me to swallow if it was Blue Bottle.)  Talk amongst yourselves…

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DIY #3: ‘Stache It Out

Moustaches are powerful tufts of hair. 

Luckily not everybody can grow one, but that shouldn’t stop anybody from harnassing it’s power.  That’s where the finger ‘stache comes in…

 

Instructions:

  1. Draw a moustache on the side of your clean pointer finger with a Sharpie marker
  2. Place same finger under your nose on your top lip (now do you see why I suggested the finger be clean?)
  3. Voila!

If you aren’t into drawing on yourself you can always use this pre-made moustache masterpiece, but I’m warning you that it won’t be as much fun! 

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On The Rocks

Check out these stone ice cubes made of Nordic Rock.  Nordic rock is mined from ancient Swedish pollution-free base rock.  It is supposedly the purest way of cooling your drink because stones don’t melt which means your beverage wont get diluted with potentially unclean water.  Dont you agree they look pretty hardcore… although eerily similar to a sugar cube of pumice stone?  (Ew… sorry for that visual)  If that wasn’t enough, they are also reusable which makes them all eco-friendly ‘n shit… so whats not to love?

Buy them here.

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Just a Sprinkle a Day…

I’m really digging this deviant art trend – urban landscape as inspiration and canvas.

Street artist, Morfai, is responsible for bad-assifying transforming this statue called Seeder in Kaunas, Lithuania.

In addition to the actual piece there is an interesting short video brainstorm of the ideas that Morfai threw around before deciding on the handful of star dust.

 

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