Slaughterhouse-Five Audiobook & Free Wallpaper
Frick'in Laser Beams!
McQueen: Just Chill'in on the Sofa
The Glif from StudioNeat
Michael Commerford Gallery
Amazon Kindle 4
Vampt Vintage Design

Slaughterhouse-Five Audiobook & Free Wallpaper

Download our free Slaughterhouse-Five "So it goes" Wallpaper. Original artwork for your desktop. view

Frick'in Laser Beams!

The golden age of science fiction writing was also a stellar period for cover artwork, and this 1976 cover of Philip K. ... view

McQueen: Just Chill'in on the Sofa

Quite simply Steve McQueen was the King of Cool. In this iconic photo from LIFE he's sporting sandshoes/no socks, rugged... view

The Glif from StudioNeat

Further to our recent mention of the glif in relation to the olloclip, we think it timely to remind everyone that the gl... view

Michael Commerford Gallery

Sporting a handsome new front awning that is clearly visible to motorists making the winding climb up New South Head Roa... view

Amazon Kindle 4

There are numerous comprehensive comparisons of the Kindle range, such as this excellent roundup by Marco Arment so wi... view

Vampt Vintage Design

Vampt imports and restores vintage furniture featuring classic forms from some of the 20th century's most celebrated designers from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Holland. view
  • 30th
    March

    Moon

    Moon

    The 2010 movie Moon[1] staring Sam Rockwell can stand proudly in the pantheon of cerebral SciFi that includes 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris (the 1972 original - not the Soderbergh/Clooney abomination).

    Apart from a cracking script and a delightfully mischievous robot-voice performance from Kevin Spacey. One feels much of Moon’s success comes from the brilliant casting of Rockwell. He conveys an enigmatic, low-key screen persona underpinned with a cocksure confidence that few leading men can pull off. He quietly builds an engaging interaction with the audience that is deeply satisfying – in less deft hands this movie would have been an interesting but ultimately shallow star-vehicle (think Oblivion).

    1. SPOILER: One does feel that Moon did miss an opportunity to resurrect an age-old favourite science fiction trope: If you screw a copy of yourself is that just masturbation?
    2. On a more high-brow note, checkout this comprehensive analysis of Moon's typography: http://typesetinthefuture.com/moon/. So good

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  • 29th
    March

    Danger 5

    Danger 5

    Danger 5 is quite simply the greatest thing to come out of South Australia since the Chappell brothers. It's a brilliantly executed mashup of World War II action/comedy overlaid with 60's kitch.

    The titular team are 5 crack allied operatives whose mission is simple: Kill Hitler!

    Series 2 is coming soon, so if you aren't up to speed, the trailer from Series 1 gets right down to the biscuits (in joke):

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  • 27th
    March

    Laphroaig Quarter Cask

    Laphroaig Quarter Cask

    Laphroaig is renowned for dealing a whopping, smokey punch to the palette, and perhaps the punchiest expression in their range is the Quarter Cask. It's a young spirit – barely 6 years matured, and at 48%vol it's fiesty too, then famously, it's the quintessential peat monster – the poster child of heavily peated, phenolic Islay Scotch Whiskies. If that's not enough the Quarter Cask has a rich, malty, lemon pie sweetness cutting through the more medicinal notes. The overall effect is remarkably complex in such a full-flavoured, young whisky.

    To be clear, this is not a good introduction to Scotch for a first-time whisky drinker, but it can be a life changer for someone who has tried a few of the more "accessible" single malts (think Glenfiddich) and is looking for something more challenging.

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  • 26th
    March

    Soft Light by Simon Frambach

    Soft Light by Simon Frambach

    Soft Light is a project by talented young German designer Simon Frambach. He carved the light's calabash shaped soft casing from a large block of foamed polyurethane. While I think sleeping on it is absolute madness, Simon also suggests you could use it to wedge into gaps between pieces of furniture so that it “fills a void in one’s living environment”.

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  • 25th
    March

    Defakto Watches

    Defakto Watches

    What fools we've all been! We're so busy these days who has time to read a watch with two or three hands? With typical German efficiency the Defakto Ein will give you the time – or pretty close to it – with just one hand.

    Defakto pulls off this stark minimalism while maintaining a premium look through superb build quality, attention to detail and by having a trendy-sounding brand name.

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  • 3rd
    October

    Lockitron - Keyless Entry Using Your Phone... as a Key

    Lockitron - Keyless Entry Using Your Phone... as a Key

    This feels like the future.

    A future in which grandparents will no longer understand how to lock and unlock their door.

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  • 3rd
    October

    Instacube

    Instacube

    It seems that prefixing "Insta-" to your name is a super way to get a frightening amount of money in a short period of time.

    If you were one of the 3,434 backers of the Instacube you can expect to be the toast of your hipster circle of friends for about 15 seconds at some point when it ships in the coming months.

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  • 3rd
    October

    Drink it in - Portraits in Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink

    Drink it in - Portraits in Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink

    These energetic pieces by Carne Griffiths are ink drawings with a difference. Some of the washes are produced using uncommon mediums including tea, vodka and whiskey. Good to see those spirited artistic juices flowing!

    Pictured are two portraits from his current exhibition called "Fragments" which can be seen for a limited time at the Ink-d Gallery.

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  • 3rd
    October

    Logitech Washable Keyboard

    Logitech Washable Keyboard

    Perhaps if you really scrub this thing hard enough the Logitech logo can wash off... nah it will still look like a plasticy piece of shit.

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  • 2nd
    October

    Flat Sound - A Speaker in a Poster

    Flat Sound - A Speaker in a Poster

    The latest project in Finn Magee's "Flat Life" series is an actual working speaker cleverly disguised as wall art. Magee's previous Flat Life projects were a poster-lamp (Flat Light) and a poster-clock(Flat Time)

    The "Flat Sound" poster uses a flat, flexible speaker technology developed by UK based Warwick Audio. Technical specifications on the speaker are hard to come by except that it is only 4mm thick and that it appears to connect to devices such as iPods via a standard 3.5 inch jack.

    It is available in limited numbers for around 250 pounds from auction house Phillips de Pury in London and New York as well as Lazydog gallery in Hamburg.

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