Tuesday, August 04, 2015

German Zeppelin Cocktail Shaker

1928 zeppelin cocktail shaker complete with 4 spoons, 4 cups, corkscrew with cover, funnel, juicer, flask, cover. Manufactured by J.A Henckels. Many elements marked Germany, some marked D.R.G.M. 894-384 Made in Germany 






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Monday, August 03, 2015

Jane Birkin Asks Hermes Fashion House to Rename Birkin Bags



French actress, singer and style icon Jane Birkin has asked luxury fashion brand Herm├Ęs to rename their famous 'Birkin bag' due to her concerns over cruelty to crocodiles at farms in Zimbawe and Texas that supply the company with leather. Recently, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) released an undercover video that alleges atrocious cruelty to the animals.

Prices for Birkin bags start at £6,700, but can cost as much as £100,000 depending on the type of materials used. I have to say that these prices for something used to carry one's lippy, smart phone and credit cards are obscene.



More: The Independent

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Japanese Surgical Interns Face A Series Of Bizarre Hands-on Challenges

Surgical interns at the Kurashiki Central Hospital in southern Japan prove their fine motor skills by folding a minuscule origami crane, reassembling a dead insect’s body and making miniature pieces of sushi out of a single grain of rice .



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Around The World In Three Years

New York photographer Walter Chang saved up, quit his job, backpacked around the world for three years, visiting 60 countries. This is the video:



His kickstarter project is raising funds to create a photobook of his adventures.

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Hand-Drawn Animations and Rotoscoping GIFs

Atlanta-based graphic designer Matthias Brown loves to experiment with rotoscoping and other traced animations that he shares on his Tumblr, Traceloops. Each animation is physically drawn, cut, carved and scanned frame-by-frame. The one directly below makes me dizzy.

 



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