The perfect gift for a world traveler (or anybody who wants to go to jail) – Evan Roth‘s T.S.A. Communication…
From the Web site:
T.S.A. Communicationis a project that alters the airport security experience and allows the government to learn more about you then just what’s in your backpack. Thin 8.5 x 11 inch laser-cut sheets of stainless steel comfortably fit in your carry on bag, simultaneously obscuring the contents you don’t want the TSA to see while highlighting ideas you do want them to see. Change your role as air traveler from passive to active.
Here is what the T.S.A. see on the x-ray monitor:
I hope they are customizable one day because those aren’t the comments I really had in mind…
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…
Draw a moustache on the side of your clean pointer finger with a Sharpie marker
Place same finger under your nose on your top lip (now do you see why I suggested the finger be clean?)
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!
When you’re shrimpy on the smaller-side like myself (and most people under the age of 12), the Fuck the Rain Umbrella by Anton Schnaider makes a statement.
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.
I used to know a girl named Angela (that is actually her name… I didn’t change it to protect her identity) who shared with me that her favorite animal was a unicorn. And she was serious. And we are no longer friends. In that order.
But the joke is on me. Not only do they exist, it turns out they are quite vicious…
The Avenging Unicorn Play Set
The kit includes an obviously pissed-off unicorn, 4 magical horns and 3 figures to impale.
I would love to have been a fly on the wall during that product development meeting. I image it went something like this…
Hasbro Creative Director addressing the group:
“I want this toy be a fun/kitchy way to release aggression… we can have the unicorn stab a man in a suit since everybody hates The Man, and a princess because high-maintenance women are a pain in the ass… aaaaaaaand a mime just to add a bit of fantasy. And don’t let me forget to design the unicorn’s eyes to look deranged because I don’t want to scare people into thinking that ALL unicorns are dangerous. Oh and while we’re at it, lets design their mouths open like a proper blow-up doll so that we can precondition them to want the Leprechaun Sex Doll we are coming out with next month.”
Buy it here.
Le Cool Publishing is a completely independent publishing company that is dedicated to creating guidebooks filled with the most awesome underground experiences that reflect the city’s true flavor rather than the “hippest or latest” lemming crap.
I am excited to report that as of this May, the London version was published… putting it in my ninth installment of All Things English.
Designed by Jeremy Leslie at John Brown, A Weird and Wonderful Guide to London is the gateway to a city of freaks and wonders, of the kind you hear whispered about in dark corners, but were never quite sure existed. Edited by Mat Osman, it takes you by the hand and leads you throughout the city, from New Cross to Mayfair, opening closed doors and revealing secrets that might just change your life.
Here’s a sneak peek…
Buy it or any of the other European cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam or Lisbon) here.
I didn’t really understand what thunder and lightning was until I moved to NYC. The summer storms there rocked my Malibu-bubble world… in a good way. And just when I didn’t think that lightning couldn’t get any cooler, somebody caught a strike using the slow-motion setting on their camera…