Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Toilet made by Apple computers

I'm super excited to bring back the all time favorite "restrooms" tag on the blog to discuss this awesome toilet:

Thats right, the bite of the apple is the small flush... and in case you think that the similarity to the Apple logo is just a coincidence ...you can see below that the brand of toilet is iPhoada which sounds a whole lot like iphone

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Russian (Kazakh?) engineering

This gate is never going to break. You operate it by finding some rocks and putting them in the little rock-holders. Would love to know more about who designed it when etc... found this by Lake Burabay, in Kazakhstan.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Please keep an eye out for this ferret

We may never know what happened to this ferret - but thanks to Google instant translate we at least know what the sign says.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Cold war foosball in Hungary

Look carefully, the US team is wearing little felt caps and the Soviet team all have fur hats.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dollar a day storage and you won't guess what happened

No wait - we could have totally guessed this might happen.

The sad part is that a dollar a day sound really cheap, but it isn't actually so cheap IMHO.

EDIT: Adding the tag "lessons on signage" do not have your storage advertising poster be half burnt to a crisp in the fire that is manifest to have consumed your entire building.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The cutest credit card

Regular blog readers will know I have a thing for personalized credit card design (and Eli too). I've made credit cards with gunshots through them, chunks cut out, and a few that I actually drew on by hand. But this time I wanted to go all out cut an entire shape.

Help me name the seal by leaving a comment!

Note the card isn't valid until signed, so there you have my signature. Also note that the magnetic strip is totally fine.

The best part is how cute the little guy (girl?) fits tucked away inside my wallet.

Actually swiping the card is also super fun, both for the person swiping, and for the little one too.

When I first decided to cut out a shape - I wanted it to be a clothes iron - I would cut out the handle. But alas the strict capitalone censors forbade it due to possible trademark infringement, even after I blurred out the company's logo. I'm glad though because ironing is naturally boring and seals are naturally awesome!

Below is what the card looked like before I cut it out. Note that the text is upside-down so the magnetic strip can end up on the bottom.

Sadly I haven't been able to find the original source of the image, it is one of those that appears a million places online though Google correctly identifies it as "animals doing yoga poses"

Help me name the seal in a comment!

PS: To see my former credit card designs follow this link:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What winning the super bowl taught me about SpaceX

This year my city of Boston was in the super bowl and so I decided to go out to watch the people who were watching the super bowl. But after witnessing the swing from almost losing to final super bow victory I realized that I am not so different than these hardcore Boston sports fans because ...

I'm a die-hard SpaceX fan

Here are a few reasons:

  • I'm always cheering for SpaceX, no matter what happens during the live telecast launch events
  • All other rockets SUCK because they use obsolete technology and won't ever be as strong as our rockets anyway
  • The "refs" be it NASA or the Air Force are always unfair to SpaceX ... but even they can't stop us from winning

Also there is my talk about SpaceX and the mars mission to the futurists of Shanghai meetup group

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Genius Gasoline Can from Thailand

I spotted this gasoline can in Thailand. You might be wondering what is awesome? Well check out the second little tube above the first tube.
Now imagine yourself pouring gasoline, in essentially all cases you will be pouring it into a mostly empty gas tank through a small hole (with the notable exception of some mad science experiments). Gas tanks that are mostly empty are actually filled completely with smelly air that is dangerously flammable. If you fill the tank with a normal gas can then as you pour you push the smelly air out; but with this one, the smelly air gets sucked up into the can. How much? Exactly the right amount.

And what might be the main design intent here, you wouldn't be able to overfill a gas tank with this kind of can.

Aaand Bonus, the handle is curved, so you can pour it easily in various states of full.