13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. VIII)

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11th Feb, 2013

1. Couples that should have been…

 

Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway via here

Elvis & Sophia Loren via here

Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe via here

 

2. Just a 1980s Hairdryer

I found one available on Etsy for a whopping $475, images via here.

 

3. Baguette Tables

 

Made out of actual pieces of (stale) french baguette, cut into varying lengths. The work is part of an exhibition ‘the food project. the shape of taste’ curated by beppe finessi at the  Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Italy, showing until June 2 2013.

via design boom

4. A Blind Date with a Book for Valentine’s?

A clever marketing ploy by librarian Mollie Kay at the Mosman library in Australia.

via Neatorama

5. ‘Fart’ in Swedish= Speed

I know, I’m so immature.

Vintage Swedish car magazines via Two Wheels Plus

 

6. An awesome Parody of Fashion films:

 

7. Just Ikeya…

via Nunu of the Dead

 

8. Steve McQueen-inspired Barbour jacket comes already mud-splattered.

 

I can’t quite decide whether it’s the ultimate fashion victim that falls for a 600 euro jacket covered in mud splatters or just a Steve McQueen fan– I’m on the fence. This 4 pocket waxed jacket is based on a version of an original 1964 ISDT team jacket as worn by McQueen and actually matches the mud marks on his original jacket.  via TwoWheelsPlus

Available from Barbour

 

9. Hanging Coffins in Asia

Hanging Coffins

via here

You’re looking at an ancient funeral custom found only in Asia whereby coffins hang on sheer limestone cliffs, held up by wooden stakes or simply rest on rock projections.  The custom is thought to have originated in China in 8th century BC and spread throughout Asia (pictured above is the Echo Valley, Sagada, Philippines). How the hanging coffins came about however, remains a bit of a mystery. Some say it was to prevent bodies from being taken by wild animals, while local communities believe that being laid to rest closer to the heavens blessed the souls eternally.

More than 3,750 years old, pictured below are some of the oldest hanging coffins in Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province, China.

via Oood.com

 

 

10. Grape-growing Tree Trunks

Meet the Brazilian Grape Tree, jaboticaba, that grows fruit from its trunk. Once harvested, the grape-like fruits begin to ferment in 3 to 4 days, and is very rarely shipped beyond the growing regions. They can be eaten raw or be used to make juice or wine. via Wikipedia

 

11. Classic Literature Notebooks

Loving these softcover notebooks that come in three different sizes with 120 “micro-text” lined pages.

Shop notebooks on Out of Print Clothing

 

12. A Recipe for Mushroom & Taleggio Cheese Pie

So easy, you could probably make it while drunk!

 RECIPE HERE

13. A graphic designer chronicles her trip to Paris with beautiful typography:

Not your average Paris photo album, the talented graphic designer of Hitch Design Studio and the blogger behind The Fresh Exchange blog,  Megan Gilger let the city of light inspire her typographically. Look no further next time you need a new logo design! See more of her Paris trip here.

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