Month: January 2011

Play the New York subway like an instrument

Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Pulling from the MTA’s actual subway data, trains pluck at intersecting lines.

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Pardon the sawdust and feverish hammering…

Pardon the sawdust and feverish hammering…

Our comments will be offline until we give the all-clear. We’re taking a sawzall and crowbar to those antiquated suckers. Pardon the interruption, but believe us, it’s all for the greater good. We appreciate your patience. In the meantime, feel free to talk amongst yourselves on our Facebook page.

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Beowulf Sock Pattern

Gryphon Perkins adapted the introductory text of Beowulf into a knitted sock pattern! Hwaet! Listen! Thus begins the immortal tale of the hero Beowulf, the bard summoning the attention of his audience. And so begin these socks, which give the text of the first page of the surviving manuscript, a copy dating to around 1000 […]

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“Naturally Sweet” Sticker Valentine

“Naturally Sweet” Sticker Valentine

After having almost cracked a tooth on some stale candy hearts this weekend, these DIY sticker Valentines from Twig and Thistle put a smile on my face. You can download the PDF and print on sticker paper to make your own “naturally sweet” valentines. (I love Kathleen’s “sweet tooth” valentine templates from last year, too, […]

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Matryoshka knives

Matryoshka knives

I am normally immune to high-design tomfoolery, but if I lived in a universe where I could justify spending hundreds of dollars on a set of nesting kitchen knives, I would snap these up in a second.

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