don't bog me down, son

decaforhightest:

Hogwarts Travel Posters.  I know, tumblr.  I know.  

neil-gaiman:


What is the story behind the Biblio-mat?
I went fishing this past summer with Craig Small, co-founder of The Juggernaut, an animation studio in Toronto. I had this idea that I would love to have a vending machine that gave out random books. I pictured it as a painted refrigerator box with one of my assistants inside; people would put in a coin and he would drop a book out. But Craig is more pragmatic and visionary then I am. He said, “You need to have an actual mechanical vending machine.” That was beyond my wildest imaginings, but not Craig’s, so he just built it for me.
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What books are stocked in the Biblio-mat?The books in the machine are two dollars each — that’s not enough to make any profit, but the nature of the second-hand book business is that I end up with a lot of books that are interesting and worth keeping and disseminating, but have no practical retail value. Historically in the used books trade there has always been the dollar cart in front of the store. This is just a spin on that.

A random used-book vending machine. I think I am in love.

neil-gaiman:

What is the story behind the Biblio-mat?

I went fishing this past summer with Craig Small, co-founder of The Juggernaut, an animation studio in Toronto. I had this idea that I would love to have a vending machine that gave out random books. I pictured it as a painted refrigerator box with one of my assistants inside; people would put in a coin and he would drop a book out. But Craig is more pragmatic and visionary then I am. He said, “You need to have an actual mechanical vending machine.” That was beyond my wildest imaginings, but not Craig’s, so he just built it for me.

What books are stocked in the Biblio-mat?The books in the machine are two dollars each — that’s not enough to make any profit, but the nature of the second-hand book business is that I end up with a lot of books that are interesting and worth keeping and disseminating, but have no practical retail value. Historically in the used books trade there has always been the dollar cart in front of the store. This is just a spin on that.

A random used-book vending machine. I think I am in love.
shin-sekai:

A delusory image. An explosion composed by a lightbulb and tons of red, orange and yellow gummy bears and worms

shin-sekai:

A delusory image. An explosion composed by a lightbulb and tons of red, orange and yellow gummy bears and worms

teachingliteracy:

sticky note apps.
owl-ler:

dezzoi:

lickystickypickywe:

The innovative bed tent that lets you let it all hang out, no matter where you are. A Privacy Pop tent gives you the coverage and privacy that you want, so that you can enjoy a place all your own, even in a dorm room or room shared with other.
College students and siblings who have shared their bedrooms for years are buzzing about this new product that carves out a closed off space just for you.
A Privacy Pop tent is perfect for:
 Keeping bright sun out of your eyes so you can sleep
Listening to your iPod or reading without bothering anyone else in the room
The perfect place for studying without being bothered or bothering anyone else
Ensuring you have privacy from prying eyes

This…like…literally zips all around you? 
I need this. I am SO stressed and full of anxiety about spiders crawling over me after my big run in with that huge bigger than your palm spider on my pillow that one night. 

i would give anything for this

owl-ler:

dezzoi:

lickystickypickywe:

The innovative bed tent that lets you let it all hang out, no matter where you are. A Privacy Pop tent gives you the coverage and privacy that you want, so that you can enjoy a place all your own, even in a dorm room or room shared with other.

College students and siblings who have shared their bedrooms for years are buzzing about this new product that carves out a closed off space just for you.

A Privacy Pop tent is perfect for:

  •  Keeping bright sun out of your eyes so you can sleep
  • Listening to your iPod or reading without bothering anyone else in the room
  • The perfect place for studying without being bothered or bothering anyone else
  • Ensuring you have privacy from prying eyes

This…like…literally zips all around you? 

I need this. I am SO stressed and full of anxiety about spiders crawling over me after my big run in with that huge bigger than your palm spider on my pillow that one night. 

i would give anything for this

watershedplus:

An innovative initiative is taking place in the Philippines to bring sustainable lighting to homes in impoverished communities. Empty plastic bottles are installed in the roof, filled with water and bleach they refract sunlight. These “solar light bulbs” provide light equivalent to a 55watt light bulb.

See how they’re made here. From Visual News

Space Saving Rooms

caffeineandcarpaltunnel:

merlotic:

atnervesend:

misstronbonne:

cybersenshi:

k-entertainment:

also known as Lofted Bedrooms, check these out, and a few other cool bedroom designs. I’m already drawing up a design to have one done for my house in the Philippines.

I would like to live in literally every one of these, please.

Yes please.

I wonder how much it would cost to make a room like that.

the second one omg

I feel so fucking hip knowing I have a loft bed.

minniethelastspazzbender:

do you know how many times i’ve reblogged this and how many times i will again

BECAUSE NEITHER DO I

digital instant camera by polaroid

2originalcents:

ckck:

Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.

Ooooh, I’ll invest in one. And since it’s Ikea, I assume it’s going to be cheap~

ithinkyoufweaky:

thequietworld:

everything-creative:

A great idea to connect the future with the past, seal your digital secrets with an old-school wax-sealing. The Top secret usb.

#lol michelle dockery

battlesuit:

  Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs.

Common external triggers:

  • Exposure to slow, accented, or unique speech patterns
  • Viewing educational or instructive videos or lectures
  • Experiencing a high empathetic or sympathetic reaction to an event
  • Enjoying a piece of art or music
  • Watching another person complete a task, often in a diligent, attentive manner - examples would be filling out a form, writing a check, going through a purse or bag, inspecting an item closely, etc.
  • Close, personal attention from another person
  • Haircuts, or other touch from another on head or back