Four Tiny Devices



New iPhone Covers

We’ve had to take an unplanned break from the blog lately, but just thought I’d post a quick little update on some iPhone covers that were recently made featuring my artwork!  All are compatible with 4 & 4S models.  :D

Joel Dugan, Feather


Joel Dugan, “Feather”, vellum, gesso, and watercolor
7.5″ x 11″ x 7″


Specimen Horn Speakers

Specimen horn speakers- made in Chicago.



Iowa Baby Eagles About to Hatch!


This is pretty amazing!  Three baby bald eagles in Iowa are about to hatch (due today!), live on the web. The Raptor Resource Project in Iowa has set up two cameras perched 80 feet high in a cottonwood tree where the mother eagle has her nest.

I am absolutely glued to this video!!

(thanks to my sis-in-law for the heads up)

Balancing Blocks

I don’t know what it is that I can’t stop obsessing about these Balancing Blocks, but I love them!  Made in Brooklyn, these vintage-looking blocks are made from leftover wood from local furniture shops.  Don’t they look fun?  I know I could waste some time with these..



For the Beer Buying Biker

If I had a bicycle this pretty, I’d always volunteer to do the beer run.. I’d also spend an extra $20 to get this cute 6-pack holder (which is actually a bike polo mallet holder, but who cares?).


Inception in 60 Seconds

Miniatur Wunderland

If you ever are in Hamburg and you fell like overloading on all things small, visit Miniatur Wunderland.   If you liked the opening sequence to Mr.Rogers, visit Miniatur Wunderland.

The 8 Million-Faced Carboard Sculpture

These are just a few of the many sculptures created by Michael Hansmeyer, a Swiss Architect and programmer.  He started with a computer model in the shape close to that of a Greek column, and through a subdivision algorithm (which repeatedly splits the surface), created a model with over 8 million faces.  With the help of a laser cutter, he reconstructed the columns and held them sturdy with a wooden core.


Secret Speakeasy Bowling Alley

This interesting prohibition era bowling alley was most likely a speakeasy back in the day.  It is in the basement of a factory in Ridgewood, Queens, which is adjacent to our neighborhood here in Bushwick.

via Scouting NY

Slinkachu’s Little People

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am a miniature toy addict.  I will, without a doubt, be an old lay with a knick-knack room one day.  Anyway, when I saw the work of Slinkachu, I fell in love.

He randomly puts up these tiny installations in cities all over the world.  I could look at these all day..


Powdered Iron Slugs For RF Coils Set

I was doing some very belated powdered-iron-slugs-for-RF-coils shopping tonight, when I ran into this complete set from the 1940′s.  This set is so complete I’ll be set for a couple of months. Surplus Sales says: Stackpole Carbon Co., complete engineering set of powdered iron slugs for RF coils. 40 different types with 10 – 15 per tube. Various grades, screw sites & body diameters. We suspect Circa 1940′s.”

Collection A Day

Here is a sampling from a great project, Collection A Day.

Wes & The Magical Vespa

After I posted a picture of a new desk chair Wes bought me yesterday, my brother called me and insisted that we should start a blog all about the crazy things Wes carries home on his Vespa.  It got me laughing, b/c what I once thought as ridiculously insane has sort of become the norm here.

We used to have a cheap little car here in Brooklyn, but after having it towed b/c of street cleaning, we found out that it was going to cost us $700 to get it back.  We decided it was more than the car was worth & said goodbye (even though a weeks worth of laundry was in the back!).  Since then, Wes uses his Vespa for everything.  Rain, snow, sleet, he almost always refuses to use public transportation.

Anyway, so not only does he ride it everywhere, he also uses it to carry EVERYTHING.  And I mean everything from a months worth of groceries from Costco, to 10 garbage bags full of Salvation Army donations (seriously), to even a 6ft work table (not kidding here).

So I thought I’d share a few snapshots of Wes + Vespa’s greatest hits..

A trip to Costco, complete w/ 40 lbs of cat litter

new Knoll chair he brought home for me yesterday

old school chairs (one trip), Wes’ work chair (one trip)

Brought this 32″ screen TV home from a store in Queens, for Christ’s sake!

The Grandaddy of all Vespa carries: the 6 ft table!

I didn’t witness this one, but our friend Michelle did, and made a comic about it

I’ll try to get a photo of him in action from now on..  I think you’ll all be impressed!

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