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It's Peanut Butter and Jelly Socks Time

Show your love for America's favorite sandwich with these Peanut Butter & Jelly socks by Sickest Socks in Akron, Ohio. One foot can be creamy peanut butter and the other can be grape jelly.

Don't be jelly, get a pair of your own. Just be careful of toe jam! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

via Pee-wee Herman


Twin Peaks Diner To Be Restored For New 18-Episode Series

It's time for black coffee and cherry pie lovers to rejoice!

For the new David Lynch-directed season of cult classic Twin PeaksTwede's Cafe in North Bend, Washington, AKA the 'Double R Diner," will be restored. The diner's interior was destroyed in a 2000 fire and is now being restored to look like it did in the original 1990s series.

Original actors from the show, Sherilyn Fenn and Sheryl Lee, revealed this tasty bit of news at the recent Crypticon in Seattle. Shooting for the new Showtime series --which was announced will be 18 episodes long-- begins in the Pacific Northwest in September. It will feature new music by Angelo Badalamenti.

image via IFC


Sweet! A Solid Chocolate Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker

Hold onto your sweet tooth, a design student in London has made an all-chocolate Nike Air Max 90. Milan Miladinov created the sneaker at a time when the iconic running shoe is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Sole Collector reports

The all-chocolate version of the shoe was created by using a silicon mold of the Nike Air Max 90. Miladinov painted the inside of the mold in order to better recreate every line of the shoe, poured a bunch of liquid chocolate into it, waited 15 hours, and came up with this.

Thanks, Lucas Mast! photos by Milan Miladinov


KITT the 'Knight Rider' Car To Be Auctioned (H)Off

As part of the The Gumball 3000 motor rally, Christie's is auctioning off David Hasselhoff's personal K.I.T.T. car. Yes, that's right, his own black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am from the Knight Rider television series will be put on the auction block on May 30th, 2015.

Don't get your hopes up, this K.I.T.T. won't drive itself or talk like the one in the 1980s series. Also, it is expected to fetch six figure$ in auction. 

TIL: K.I.T.T. stands for "Knight Industries Two Thousand."

via Popular Mechanics


Delta Airlines Releases 'Internetest Safety Video on the Internet'

Delta Airlines pays respect to the popular meme-filled culture of the Internet in their latest in-flight safety video called, the "Internetest safety video on the Internet."

And, yes, it's very Internet-y.

The video features several cameos from Internet stars, such as: Keyboard Cat, Double Rainbow Guy, the cat in a shark costume on a Roomba vacuum cleaner, Nyan Cat, Dancing Baby, and MORE (I don't want to spoil it for you.)

We see you’re on the Internet. That’s great, because we made a safety video starring the Internet.

via Chris Torres


Wonderfully Creepy Body Part Candles

Things are delightfully offbeat over at Anna's Uncanny Creatures, the Etsy shop of Anna Sternik. She not only makes zombie finger keychains and teddy bears with teeth but these quirky body parts candles

Her anthropomorphic wax creations are available in: "Disgusted," "Happy," and simply "Candle with Ears." They are made out of one or more of the following: eco soya wax, fragrance, microcrystalline wax, and/or general angst.

She describes her inspiration on her site:

Nowadays, my inspiration derives from psychology and psychoanalysis, as well as from the aesthetic qualities of Dadaism, Surrealism and Horror genre in general.

Burn them with FIRE!! Oh, wait.


8-Year-Old Boy Recreates 'The Monkees' Opening Sequence With His Toys

Who doesn't know and love the late 1960s show, The Monkees, or at the very least have their theme song stuck in their head now ("Hey, hey, we're the Monkees!")?

8-year-old Dylan Reitz wasn't monkeying around when he created The Monkees TV show opening sequence with his toys. He really went the extra mile to make it, pulling out his LEGO bricks, stuffed animals, and fingerboards. He even built a red Monkeemobile! 

He writes:

This video compares the original opening (in the small box at the bottom) to the one that I created. I tried to get it as close to the original as possible. It wasn't easy.

Here's his amazing video, with a side-by-side comparison of the original:

via real Monkee Micky Dolenz


Pencil Vania, A Stairwell Artfully Covered in 185,252 Pencils

In the private home of Jaina A. Davis, located somewhere within San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood, there is a three-story 980-square-foot stairwell artfully decorated with 185,252 pencils. It's called "Pencil Vania."

Mosaic artist Jason Mecier spent five years (1997–2002) working on "Pencil Vania." He designed and installed the entire thing, all on his own. 

 Before this week, when my friend Emily Duffy visited Granny's Cottage (where "Pencil Vania" lives), I had never heard of it. This is somewhat amazing considering I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years AND I'm a big fan of Jason Mecier's art.

The stairwell's FAQ page is a must read. 

What's it like living within walls of pencils? What does it smell like?

It's like the first day of school every day! Mmmmm!

By the way, that portrait in pencils? That's "Granny," which is described as "a futuristic portrait of Jaina when she's 88."

Emily took a bunch of photos of the stairwell, go check them out. (Don't miss the pictures of the bathroom. It's not covered in pencils, but it's also stunning!)

photo 1 by Alicia J. Rose, photos 2 & 3 by Emily Duffy



Inspirational Teen With Down Syndrome Starts a Modeling Career

An 18-year-old Australian teenager with Down syndrome is shaking up the world of modeling. 

Her name is Madeline Stuart, or "Maddy," and she has been working out for over a year and a half to ready herself for a modeling career, having already lost more than 40 pounds.

She wants people to know she sees her genetic disability as a gift.

Her mother says, "I think it is time people realised that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated."

Maddy's story has been making the headlines and Australian fashion brand Living Dead Clothing has already hired her. They start shooting very soon. Smart move! Congrats, Maddy!

To keep up with Maddy the model, follow her on Instagram and on Twitter.  


Ceramic Shards Transformed Into Blooming Sculptures

Single Bloom, 2014

By smashing hand-crafted pieces of porcelain with a hammer, artist Zemer Peled creates artful shards which she then arranges into gorgeous floral blooms. She says her work "examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world."

Everything Auspicious, 2015

She furthers:

In some works, large scale-like ceramic pieces appear airy, delicate, and fluffy, as if one’s breath might break it. In others, my fragments are geometric barbs that mysteriously take on an alluring form – offering a sense of softness despite a sharp actuality.

Work in progress

See more of her work at Bored Panda or at Peled's portfolio page


Clothing Line Designed to Prevent Computer Slouch

Now that computers are part of everyday life, it's not unusual to be slouched over one. But, do you ever feel that your posture is suffering?

Well, Dutch mechanical-engineer-turned-fashion-designer Jeffrey Heiligers has noticed and is doing something about it. He's created "Posture," a line of men's clothing that corrects poor posture caused by typing on a computer.

How? He explains:

"'Posture' offers a solution in the clothes that you wear: by repositioning the seams in such a way that they start to feel uncomfortable when stooping, you are stimulated to sit up straight. This tailor-made remedy corrects the poor postures of the digital generation, not by fixating the muscles, but by training them. The more it is used, the less it is needed." 

He calls his line a "blueprint" which I think is code for "it's a concept." Love the thinking behind it, nonetheless.

Check out more images of Heiligers' posture-correcting clothing at Dezeen


Flippable Rembrandt Book Bracelet

The Rijksmuseum, a museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam, wanted people to be inspired by its online collection, the Rijksstudio, so they started a design competition. To enter, you simply had to create a new design using something found in the Rijksstudio and enter it in their "Make your own Masterpiece" contest.  

The winners of the 2015 Rijksstudio Award for "Make your own Masterpiece" are Lyske Gais and Lia Duinker. They created this amazing Rembrandt Book Bracelet which is inspired by De steniging van Stefanus, a circa 1635 artwork of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn.



Swineapple: Hollowed-Out Pineapple Stuffed with Ribs Wrapped in Bacon

On Facebook, Josh Bush of LaPorte, Texas (because, of course, Texas) shared photos of a hollowed-out pineapple stuffed with two pounds of boneless country style ribs, wrapped in bacon.

It's really quite a meat feat, all of it cooked slow over mesquite. 

The Internet has dubbed it the "swineapple" and several people have attempted to make their own version of it.  

Here's a look at it before it was assembled: 

Mmmm....delicious, delicious swineapple...It's kind of like the Aloha version of "Turducken" (a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey).

UPDATE: We received the recipe from the man who created it, Josh Bush:

Shave the pineapple but leave the top and bottom, lay on its side and about an inch in on both sides cut halfway down then with a long blade slice from point to point. Hollow out the desired amount of pineapple. Season your meat with any of your favorite seasonings. A more course rub is better. Put the cut piece back on. To look like a complete pineapple again. Light dust the pineapple with seasoning. Fully wrap it with thick cut bacon. Not just lay it on top. I set it on the smoker @ 240 and sprayed it with apple juice about every 20-30 minutes to keep the bacon moist and colorful. You can change the meat to boneless chicken thighs and get the same results. Alot of people have said the pineapple over tenderized the meat when they tried it. I did not personally have that issue but I would check internal temp about 2 hours into smoking. Once you hit 160 it is up to you of when to pull it.

Thanks, Elliotte! photos by Josh Bush


So That's What That Extra Shoelace Hole is For

Have you ever stopped to look at your running shoes and wondered what those extra shoelace holes are for? Well, the folks at Illumiseen, a company that sells LED safety accessories for active people, made this video to explain the purpose of those shoelace holes. 

If your laces are tightened properly using these holes, you can prevent blisters on the heels of your feet.

To do this, you'll need to create a "heel lock" or "lace lock" with your shoelaces, which will keep your foot tight in your sneaker. 

The video will show you how:

I learned something new today. Thank you, Internet. 

via reddit


Cel-shaded Jeans

These cool pants, made for cosplay but could/should be worn anywhere, look like they just popped out of the page of a comic book! 

Hand painted in the Borderlands style, each pair of these cel-shaded skinny jeans are custom made-to-order and are available for $114 a pair at the DejaNeufHeures Etsy shop. 


What I'd like to see is a whiter version of these cel-shaded jeans, to look like the characters in A-ha's "Take on Me" music video. Now THAT would be some cosplay I could really get behind.


via Geekologie


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