Monday, August 30, 2010


more awesomeness here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

rams via translation.

It doesnt get any better than this. via


"Actually you need not write about this miracle too. For example, a control unit (I like the term “receiver” do not) be easy. Good reception, good sound, even if it must be something louder, while a simple, clear operation. And to be decorated, it also need not, it’s just naturally beautiful. So there is no unnecessary strip or unnecessary gloss. Even the scales come without glass cover. Yes what you need they? Yet one can ever question then be confronted with the. In most cases then follows the answer that it is so, one to understand is why device is not even a glass scale has an expensive Sun "

Thursday, August 12, 2010

in the pocket.

Strath posted some awesome advertising images for the Philco Hip Pocket records today.

Hip Pocket Records were a small 3.5" flexidisc intended for teenagers to carry a few in their back pocket in the late 1960's. Small, inexpensive, and somewhat less fragile than a normal 7" 45RPM single, you can see why they thought it was a good idea at the time. I have a few floating around in my collection, the envelope is very similar to the ones seeds come in.

Here is more on WIKI...

"The disks were sold in vending machines for 50 cents or counter displays at stores for 49 cents and could hold a capacity of about 3.5 minutes of music...They played at 33RPM."

Also more from this informative article by Steve Seymour,

"The product itself, sometimes referred to as a flexi-disc, was packaged in a 5 x 6.25 inch envelope featuring a color photograph of the artist, similar in concept to the picture sleeves designed to display 45 rpm records. However, the customer had to tear open the paper packaging to retrieve the disc. This wasn't seen as a problem since the product's main selling point was that it was disposable."

Steve quotes them as being sold for 69 cents.

There was a similar competitor version made by Americom called "Pocket Discs" that were sold in vending machines as seen here. Awesome.

Too bad no one really makes flexidiscs any more, I have looked around for a factory (passively mind you) for a few years now.

Oh well.


Monday, August 9, 2010

this is incredible.

Design story: The Decanter from Landor Associates on Vimeo.

via make via core77.


Thursday, August 5, 2010


I have been completely obsessed with this since I saw it, I always have loved any Pingu episodes I have seen, and this triggered hours of watching them on youtube this week. It is so good, and the bonus? It has him dancing like crazy to the Videokid's Woodpecker from Space, a bona-fide Italo Disco classic.

You can buy it here on Amazon. Awesomeness.


Monday, August 2, 2010

how to arrive.

These have to be the sickest vehicles you can buy new right now. Based on the most classic of off-road AWD's and hand built in California, they are perfectly nondescript in all black, while the only other color option they offer, sand, maybe works better for their "old school" model. While I like the attention to detail given to the models they call "old school" and of course I have always admired those older Toyota Land Cruisers and Jeeps they are referencing, I think the new school all black FJ43 is the way I would choose --that'd be the one in the middle, the longer wheel base jeep. That is of course if I had a spare 100+ thousand dollars around. Even then, I am not sure my first purchase would be a vehicle. This is one for the aspiration book though for sure. Nice to see they rebuild older authentic models as well check them out in the inventory section

Check out their nicely designed site for all the gritty details and lots more lusty photos...