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Watch these tiny radio-controlled Toyotas tow a full-size Hilux

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Just like the old Tamiya ad.

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These Trippy Collages Got Phillip Kremer Kicked Off Of Social Media

Endlessly entertaining, often hilarious collages of celebrities, politicians, and ordinary people are at the crux of artist Phillip Kremer’s infamy. He makes art that is as interesting as the stories behind his creations. After hosting his first art show in the bathroom of a dive bar 20 years after his final art class in high school, Kremer found new excitement in making art once again. The series of collages started from Google searches of “blank face” when Kremer couldn’t find anything.

More info: Instagram (h/t: creators)

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#thumb #praisebreak

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Very excited for the new @friendlyrich record coming out this Fall! #hairbear

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Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Want You To See These Photos

Whilst the heated dialogue around fake news and alternative facts continues to swirl and dominate news feeds around the world – British artist Alison Jackson (previously featured) is taking things to a whole other level. Her satirical series seemingly exposes the sordid and secretive life of Donald Trump.

More info: Alison Jackson (h/t: sobadsogood)

A behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of one of the most powerful men in the world. Expertly edited and given that classic 90’s sheen, at first glance these images look like genuine Polaroid scans. Selfies with Miss World, candid shots with Klu Klux Klan and even a few intimate photos of the emperors new clothes round out the hilarious series.








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Pre-Order These Trusco Toolboxes Now

Four years ago we spotted the Trusco Toolbox on one of our favorite designer’s website and, fully enamored, immediately made a sourcing mission of securing it for sale at volume. After much effort we found a Japanese distributor willing to work with us via an export agency; it added cost and processing time but it got the toolboxes to our shores. Our passion for Trusco spread and the toolbox became one of Hand-Eye’s best-ever sellers.

Get on Board for $ avings

We kept up an effort throughout this time to more efficiently source and import: looking into other arrangements, even trying air freight to keep the supply flowing smoothly. Finally, late last year, with the help of our city – Thank you, Mitsu & Portland Development Commission – we established a direct connection with the Trusco manufacturing company.

Now that the contracts are complete we are very excited to update our Trusco page with new prices – an average of 40% less than before and to announce that pre-ordering is open! Anyone placing an order by February 28th is guaranteed a spot in of our first shipment!

Get your pre-order in by Feburary 28th!


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Pre-Order These Trusco Toolboxes Now

Four years ago we spotted the Trusco Toolbox on one of our favorite designer’s website and, fully enamored, immediately made a sourcing mission of securing it for sale at volume. After much effort we found a Japanese distributor willing to work with us via an export agency; it added cost and processing time but it got the toolboxes to our shores. Our passion for Trusco spread and the toolbox became one of Hand-Eye’s best-ever sellers.

Get on Board for $ avings

We kept up an effort throughout this time to more efficiently source and import: looking into other arrangements, even trying air freight to keep the supply flowing smoothly. Finally, late last year, with the help of our city – Thank you, Mitsu & Portland Development Commission – we established a direct connection with the Trusco manufacturing company.

Now that the contracts are complete we are very excited to update our Trusco page with new prices – an average of 40% less than before and to announce that pre-ordering is open! Anyone placing an order by February 28th is guaranteed a spot in of our first shipment!

Get your pre-order in by Feburary 28th!


Core77

Pre-Order These Trusco Toolboxes Now

Four years ago we spotted the Trusco Toolbox on one of our favorite designer’s website and, fully enamored, immediately made a sourcing mission of securing it for sale at volume. After much effort we found a Japanese distributor willing to work with us via an export agency; it added cost and processing time but it got the toolboxes to our shores. Our passion for Trusco spread and the toolbox became one of Hand-Eye’s best-ever sellers.

Get on Board for $ avings

We kept up an effort throughout this time to more efficiently source and import: looking into other arrangements, even trying air freight to keep the supply flowing smoothly. Finally, late last year, with the help of our city – Thank you, Mitsu & Portland Development Commission – we established a direct connection with the Trusco manufacturing company.

Now that the contracts are complete we are very excited to update our Trusco page with new prices – an average of 40% less than before and to announce that pre-ordering is open! Anyone placing an order by February 28th is guaranteed a spot in of our first shipment!

Get your pre-order in by Feburary 28th!


Core77

These are the only 9 coupes you can buy for less than $30,000

Surprisingly, there are only nine two-door coupes on the market in America that are available for less than $ 30,000 new. Here's a list.

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These are the only 9 coupes you can buy for less than $30,000

Surprisingly, there are only nine two-door coupes on the market in America that are available for less than $ 30,000 new. Here's a list.

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These Images Give A Rare Insight Into The Life Of A 19th Century Indian Maharajah

Maharajah Ram Singh ruled in the famous pink city of Jaipur between 1835 and 1880, and was also a keen photographer. Despite being a child when he ascended to the throne, the Maharajah embraced modern amenities and under his leadership the city became one of the most distinctive in the country.


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He would often roam the streets incognito to observe how state officials were carrying out their work, and was recognised by the British Government, which added four guns to his salute and nominated him as a member of the Viceroy’s Legislative Council. During his reign new water works, gas works, museums and schools were built, and he devoted a lot of his time to capturing the costumes and culture of his people with his then state-of-the-art camera equipment. Here: Portrait of a woman in the harem of the royal palace of Jaipur, India, circa 1857.

Portrait of a woman in the harem of the royal palace of Jaipur, India, circa 1857:

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Portrait of a woman in the harem of the royal palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865:

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Portrait of a fakir, in the Royal Palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865:

Maharaja Ram Singh III/Alinari via Getty Images

Double portrait of a woman in the harem of the royal palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865:

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Full portrait of a woman in the harem in the royal palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865:

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Self-portrait of the Maharajah Ram Singh III, in the royal palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865:

Maharaja Ram Singh III/Alinari via Getty Images

Portray of a female supervisor of the harem in the royal palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865:

Maharaja Ram Singh III/Alinari via Getty Images

Portrait of the minister of the Maharajah, in the royal palace of Jaipur, India, circa 1857:

Maharaja Ram Singh III/Alinari via Getty Images

The horse of Maharajah Ram Singh III, sovereign of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865:

Maharaja Ram Singh III/Alinari via Getty Images

Portrait of a prince in the royal court of the palace of Jaipur, India, circa 1857:

Maharaja Ram Singh III/Alinari via Getty Images

Full portrait of a noteworthy man in the royal palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865:

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Group portrait of noteworthy men and visitors, in the Royal Palace of Jaipur, India, 1857 – 1865

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These Panda Selfies Are The Opposite Of Cute

Panda selfies just surfaced from a massive panda breeding center in China, sparking a flurry of “awws” on one side and raised eyebrows on the other. Giant panda breeding in China is a complicated industry, with apparently good intentions — saving the giant panda from extinction — and big bucks at stake.

h/t: thedodo

Although it was elsewhere reported that the panda shown in the recent selfies — who lives at the Dujiangyan Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding — is participating in a release program, Suzanne Braden, director of Pandas International, said this is incorrect.

“Yes the cute panda having his picture taken is at the Dujiangyan Panda Base, but this base does not participate in the reintroduction program,” Braden told The Dodo. “The reintroduction program is in Wolong at two bases totally off-limits to the public. No panda in the reintroduction program comes in contact with humans.”



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These Panda Selfies Are The Opposite Of Cute

Panda selfies just surfaced from a massive panda breeding center in China, sparking a flurry of “awws” on one side and raised eyebrows on the other. Giant panda breeding in China is a complicated industry, with apparently good intentions — saving the giant panda from extinction — and big bucks at stake.

h/t: thedodo

Although it was elsewhere reported that the panda shown in the recent selfies — who lives at the Dujiangyan Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding — is participating in a release program, Suzanne Braden, director of Pandas International, said this is incorrect.

“Yes the cute panda having his picture taken is at the Dujiangyan Panda Base, but this base does not participate in the reintroduction program,” Braden told The Dodo. “The reintroduction program is in Wolong at two bases totally off-limits to the public. No panda in the reintroduction program comes in contact with humans.”



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The next Monopoly game may feature one or more of these auto-themed pieces

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The classic race car may have some new garagemates.

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Get to Work at These 9 Wall-Mounted Desks

I’m not generally a fan of wall-mounted desks because it’s often nicer to position as desk so the end user is not looking at the wall. But in some small spaces a wall-mounted desk is the best alternative. We’ve mentioned the Ledge from Urbancase before, but there are many more designs worth a look.

The Deskbox from Arco, designed by Raw Edges, looks like a simple shelf when not in use, but it opens up to create workspace that would be fine for a laptop user. There’s an outlet in the left rear for running a cord. And there’s even a tiny bit of storage space.

The LAXseries wall-mounted desk from MASHstudios provides a lot of cubbies for easy storage (as long as small items don’t get shoved to the back).

This desk can also accommodate a desktop computer, not just a laptop. It’s 58 inches long, which may be too big for some end users—but those who have the space will appreciate the generous workspace.

As someone who is always bugging her clients about ergonomics, I’m delighted to see the Minimal Desk from Orange22 Modern, which has a tray that can be used for a keyboard and mouse.

The desk comes in two sizes; the large is good for those with a desktop computer, while the smaller one would be fine for laptop users.

As you might expect, the desk has a wire management slot.

The Sequel wall desk from BDI, designed by Matthew Weatherly, has some nifty hidden features. (Purchasers note it’s easy to assemble, too.)

First, there’s the hidden keyboard tray (or storage drawer). 

And then there’s all the wire management that can go on behind the lower panel. This will be especially nice for end users installing the desk in a public area of the house, those concerned about children or pets getting the the cords, or those who just hate looking at dangling cords.

Some end users will prefer a secretary-style desk which closes up (and extends minimally into the room) when not in use. The NUBO from Ligne Roset, designed by GamFratesi, is one such wall-mounted desk.

The NUBO has a cable pass-through slot and a retaining bar for documents. (End users who would like to store things like pens are out of luck.) There’s a magnetic closure at the top.

Michael Hilgers designed two wall-mounted desks for Müller Möbelwerkstätten. The Flatframe is one of those; someone walking by might wonder why there’s a cord dangling from the picture frame, and why there’s a chair in front of it. (The Flatframe is also available with a plain white exterior, allowing it to blend into a white wall, if the shades of white match. A blackboard front is yet another alternative.)

But open up the Flatframe and there’s a thoughtfully designed desk for laptop users, with storage for pens, a tablet and a smartphone; the rear panel is a magnetic board.

The Flatframe was obviously designed for a European audience; there are multiple outlets for Euro plugs. End users in many parts of the world would need converters if they wanted to use this very nice feature.

The Flatbox has three organizational pieces that end users can arrange as they like on the rear panel. It would be nice if additional pieces could be purchased, but this doesn’t seem to be an option.

The Flatbox also has a florescent light and one outlet for charging. So this item, like the Flatframe, will need to be located near an outlet to take full advantage of its features. 

One of the organizational pieces will work fine as a stand for at least some iPads. Designing for end users who are more tablet-focused than laptop-focused is something that may become increasingly important in the future.

ErgotronHome has two models of wall desk: the Hub24 and the Hub27. Both of them have organizing trays for the rear panel that end users can arrange as they like. There’s a place for end users to put their own power strips, but none are provided with the desk.

Both models also have a glass worktop surface that can also serve as a dry-erase board. 

The Hub27’s added features include a key lock and 9 inches of desktop height adjustment. When the surface is raised, it might interfere with reaching the rear organizers, but it can easily be lowered again if need be.

One drawback that purchasers noted: The Hub27 is a heavy item, at 20+ pounds, and there’s no way to get both of the mounting holes to align with a stud. 

The Podpad from Ruphus is a design with lots of storage behind those doors. It’s mounted with a French cleat, which is supplied.

However, the company had to stop offering the version with the speaker compartment on the bottom when the speakers it was built for got redesigned. (The entire product line is sold out now.) That’s a reminder about the challenges involved in designing around a specific third-party product.


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Get to Work at These 9 Wall-Mounted Desks

I’m not generally a fan of wall-mounted desks because it’s often nicer to position as desk so the end user is not looking at the wall. But in some small spaces a wall-mounted desk is the best alternative. We’ve mentioned the Ledge from Urbancase before, but there are many more designs worth a look.

The Deskbox from Arco, designed by Raw Edges, looks like a simple shelf when not in use, but it opens up to create workspace that would be fine for a laptop user. There’s an outlet in the left rear for running a cord. And there’s even a tiny bit of storage space.

The LAXseries wall-mounted desk from MASHstudios provides a lot of cubbies for easy storage (as long as small items don’t get shoved to the back).

This desk can also accommodate a desktop computer, not just a laptop. It’s 58 inches long, which may be too big for some end users—but those who have the space will appreciate the generous workspace.

As someone who is always bugging her clients about ergonomics, I’m delighted to see the Minimal Desk from Orange22 Modern, which has a tray that can be used for a keyboard and mouse.

The desk comes in two sizes; the large is good for those with a desktop computer, while the smaller one would be fine for laptop users.

As you might expect, the desk has a wire management slot.

The Sequel wall desk from BDI, designed by Matthew Weatherly, has some nifty hidden features. (Purchasers note it’s easy to assemble, too.)

First, there’s the hidden keyboard tray (or storage drawer). 

And then there’s all the wire management that can go on behind the lower panel. This will be especially nice for end users installing the desk in a public area of the house, those concerned about children or pets getting the the cords, or those who just hate looking at dangling cords.

Some end users will prefer a secretary-style desk which closes up (and extends minimally into the room) when not in use. The NUBO from Ligne Roset, designed by GamFratesi, is one such wall-mounted desk.

The NUBO has a cable pass-through slot and a retaining bar for documents. (End users who would like to store things like pens are out of luck.) There’s a magnetic closure at the top.

Michael Hilgers designed two wall-mounted desks for Müller Möbelwerkstätten. The Flatframe is one of those; someone walking by might wonder why there’s a cord dangling from the picture frame, and why there’s a chair in front of it. (The Flatframe is also available with a plain white exterior, allowing it to blend into a white wall, if the shades of white match. A blackboard front is yet another alternative.)

But open up the Flatframe and there’s a thoughtfully designed desk for laptop users, with storage for pens, a tablet and a smartphone; the rear panel is a magnetic board.

The Flatframe was obviously designed for a European audience; there are multiple outlets for Euro plugs. End users in many parts of the world would need converters if they wanted to use this very nice feature.

The Flatbox has three organizational pieces that end users can arrange as they like on the rear panel. It would be nice if additional pieces could be purchased, but this doesn’t seem to be an option.

The Flatbox also has a florescent light and one outlet for charging. So this item, like the Flatframe, will need to be located near an outlet to take full advantage of its features. 

One of the organizational pieces will work fine as a stand for at least some iPads. Designing for end users who are more tablet-focused than laptop-focused is something that may become increasingly important in the future.

ErgotronHome has two models of wall desk: the Hub24 and the Hub27. Both of them have organizing trays for the rear panel that end users can arrange as they like. There’s a place for end users to put their own power strips, but none are provided with the desk.

Both models also have a glass worktop surface that can also serve as a dry-erase board. 

The Hub27’s added features include a key lock and 9 inches of desktop height adjustment. When the surface is raised, it might interfere with reaching the rear organizers, but it can easily be lowered again if need be.

One drawback that purchasers noted: The Hub27 is a heavy item, at 20+ pounds, and there’s no way to get both of the mounting holes to align with a stud. 

The Podpad from Ruphus is a design with lots of storage behind those doors. It’s mounted with a French cleat, which is supplied.

However, the company had to stop offering the version with the speaker compartment on the bottom when the speakers it was built for got redesigned. (The entire product line is sold out now.) That’s a reminder about the challenges involved in designing around a specific third-party product.


Core77