Chocolate Fondue Lamp Shade

This tasty lamp shade was created by designer Alexander Lervik, it’s a chocolate pyramid over an incandescent light bulb. When you turn on the light he chocolate slowly melts and eventually you are left with a puddle of tasty chocolate goo to dip fruit, marshmallows, fingers or other body parts in.

I’m not entirely sure how it keeps the chocolate warm and melted once its in. The bowl, but I’m sure it has a way of doing that.

The Poetry of Light chocolate lamp, unlike other lamps, is completely dark when you first turn it on, mimicking light spreading along the horizon at sunrise. The heat from the lamp causes the chocolate to begin melting, and it takes several minutes for the first rays of light to penetrate. Holes soon form and as the light grows the chocolate melts. The material and structure of the lamp are the result of pure curiosity. Alexander Lervik wanted to explore the possibility of creating a contrast to light, i.e. dark. The shape of the lamp has been devised based on extensive testing involving the melting process.

Via Mashable

The Road Not Taken

 

60. ROBERT FROST: The road not taken

 

Nice little pictorial story about the two paths that Robert Frost’s life might have taken. I’m not going to spout some sentimental crap about choosing your own path, but it’s interesting to think that one simple decision can change your whole life. If I’d not moved to Glasgow in 1998 I wonder where I would be now? I was 0.5% of a grade away from being accepted to a scholarship that would have seen me going to the states for University and having a career in the oil industry, 0.5% that’s it… The admission criteria was something like 90% and when all my scores were totalled up I had 89.5%

I’m glad I ended up where I ended up, and I’m happy, but I do sometimes wonder what the heck would have happened to me if I’d gotten that extra 0.5%.

Via Zen Pencils

 

Clyde Sunset

Clyde Sunset, originally uploaded by Ohmzar.

I just took this, the only lens I have to hand is my 28mm which I still haven’t got a feel for yet.

It’s a little wider than I would have liked there is a housing estate just to the right of this and a street light just to the left…

Help Me Obi-Wan-Paper-Nobi You Are My Only Hope

As everything else had failed, it was the the human race’s last hope that paper really did beat rock.

Via WUMO

Clearly the human race was not playing using the RPS-101 rules…

 

 

Coin Slot Belt

This is pretty cool, but at $90 on etsy you are probably better off buying an arcade coin slot ans making one yourself… It’s also been sold but the NES Console Belt Buckle ($140) on the same shop hasn’t been.

NES Console Belt Buckle - OMG, can I touch your power button :)

Via Fashionably Geek

(Hat Tip to Jaime Hood’s (AKA Sezcrafti) Pinterest board)

Testing Embeds

So apparently WordPress has added a new feature that will auto embed tweets and the like in your posts…

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Funny or Die

I Want To Print This Out On Cards And Keep It With Me When I’m In The Pub

This resonates with me or at least it resonates with a past me. I used to spend a lot of time in bars either reading or just taking in the ambiance. I didn’t necessarily go there for any social interaction just to people watch and to be around people.

And yet people have this insistence on singling out people who are alone and trying to encroach on the sanctity of their solitude, I wouldn’t mind but the people who have the balls to do this are normally either drunk out their skulls or really extroverted people, I don’t drink and I don’t get on well with extroverts…

One guy had the audacity to, having seen what I was reading, ask me what I thought about the death of one of the characters… I hadn’t gotten that far in the book, I could have murdered him.

I’d probably alter the text on the card to remove the romantic implications, I am not big headed enough to think that people come up to me to “Pick me up” but the general sentiment of “I’m alone because I want to be alone not because I have no friends.” is one that I wish I could pass onto people in such a succinct manner.

Via This Isn’t Happiness