Today’s awesome thing. From the collection of Cooper Hewitt, Nat’l Design Museum
(Terrific blog post too! http://www.cooperhewitt.org/object-of-the-day/2013/04/11/cat-memes-antiquity)
Advertising Birthstone Chart, 1910-1940
from the collection of the New York Historical Society Museum & Library
Winter’s nemesis? Steam powered centrifugal snow plough via Retronaut
What a lovely idea! via Incredible Things
Pretty damn awesome.
Cooking with the Mermaid Inn: Lobster Knuckle Escargot
“You just twist here, pull there, and crack it open,” says Michael Cressotti, executive chef at Manhattan seafood spot The Mermaid Inn, tossing the limp shell of a butchered lobster aside. He slides one blade of a kitchen shear into the joint between the claw and leg and slices the hard shell open, exposing the pearlescent meat within. “See, this is the knuckle,” he explains. “Simple.”
Amphibious Camping Trailer
Go go-go grandpa!
“Why unacceptable (for someone like me to wear women’s clothes? Modeling for the store is helping my granddaughter and I have nothing to lose. We were very happy on the day of the shooting. I’m very old and all that I care about is to be happy.” —Liu Xianping
From Offbeat China via @z303