Month: November 2013

Philips BeardTrimmer Series 9000, with integrated laser guide

Just in time for the soon-to-be-over month of Movember, Philips has launched the world’s first facial hair trimmer with an integrated laser guide to help keep lines straight and even. Called the Beard Trimmer 9000, this small device has a variety of adjustable settings, and uses the laser to provide an instant, accurate, hands-off approach to avoid skewed lines.

Found on: SlashGear

Invader New Invasions In Paris – November 2013

Freshly back from New York City with over 25 new invasions (covered), Invader is back in Paris where he spent the last few nights working on a new series of pieces.
The elusive French artist dropped two large pieces including a rad Buster Bunny which is sporting an attractive invader T-Shirt.
Take a look at more images by Invader, Alexandre Feuvrier and Tofz4u after the jump and then check back with us shortly for more Street Art Updates from Paris.




Found on: Street Art News

Shake-Powered LED Spray Paint Can Sleeve

led spray can light

The nature of graffiti tends to result in nocturnal excursions, but painting completely in the dark can be a be problem and sometimes you just need a little bit of light. LASH is a light attachment for spray cans designed by Subinay Malhotra of New Delhi, India to provide low-level illumination on demand to artists on the street. The device slots onto the can and charges via a motion familiar to anyone who has sprayed paint, illicitly or otherwise: the shaking action one has to repeat to keep on painting. The LEDs are intentionally dim and easy to turn both on and off at the push of a button, all so artists can see what they are doing on an as-needed basis but blend back into the shadows with a simple click.

led graffiti can sketches

led can sleeve model

led spray can design

led spray paint functions

Found on: WebUrbanist

Family Discover Someone Living in a Secret Room in the House… WTF!?!

It all began innocently enough, two young boys playing about in a relatively new house when they accidentally yanked one of the bookshelves, making an unusual discovery in the process.

Behind it was a secret staircase which nobody in the family even knew existed.

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When they peer down they found a tall, spiral staircase that lead downward directly into a wall…

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But as you walked about halfway down the staircase, a crawlspace  in the side of the wall was revealed.

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After peering in, the two boys discovered the most chilling scene. Someone had been squatting, right there inside their own walls. 

chilling door in house 6

Upon closer inspection the boys found a few objects, firstly this odd looking elephant.

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Secondly a mysterious old key that doesn’t work with any of the “known” locks in the house.

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And just for the added creepy factory, they also found some dolls hidden away beneath the blankets…..

chilling door in house 9

Family Make Shocking Discovery That Will Give You The Chills

I don’t know about you, but I am going to check every shelf in my house later!

Found on: So Bad So Good

Dads Were Unintentionally the Original Hipsters

Dads are the Original Hipsters is a single-topic blog that really puts things into perspective. Though the facial hair, thick-rimmed glasses, and mismatched clothing patterns are carefully selected by hipsters today, it was an unintentional choice by dads in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

If you’re a 20- or 30-something-year-old right now, you might recognize the fashion sense of your peers without realizing just how close to home it is. That is, until you take a look at some old family photos and notice that your dad was the original hipster! The photos in this hilarious blog show dads from all walks of life that look and act exactly like the hipsters of today. They’ve even got their own bicycles, typewriters, and blasé attitudes! Suddenly, dads everywhere seem a whole lot cooler.

Found on: Dads are the Original Hipsters

The Topography of Tears

Do tears of grief look different under the microscope than tears of happiness?

That’s the basis of photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher‘s new project, The Topography of Tears. Over the past several years, she collected human tears – her own and others – that accompany a wide range of feelings, including elation, sorrow, frustration, and rejection. (She’s even got tears from chopping onions and those of a newborn.)

“I started the project about five years ago, during a period of copious tear, amid lots of change and loss – so I had a surplus of raw material,” Fisher said to Joseph Stromberg of The Smithsonian’s Collage of Arts and Sciences blog. After realizing that “everything we see in our lives is just the tip of the iceberg,” visually speaking, she wondered what a tear looked like up close.

So Fisher caught one of her tears, dried it on a slide and peered through the microscope’s eyepiece. “It was really interesting. It looked like an aerial view, almost as if I was looking down at a landscape from a plane. Eventually, I started wondering – would a tear of grief look any different than a tear of joy? And how would they compare to, say, an onion tear?”

Onion tears

Tears of change

Tears of timeless reunion

Tears of grief

Basal tears

Laughing tears