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23 Gifts to Feed Your Undying Sneaker Obsession

The fashion world is just as sneaker-obsessed as you are, which means giving a pair of cool kicks for the holidays is kind of a no-brainer. From the pom-pom-adorned to minimalist, go-with-everything bodies, the selection of sneakers may just be the easiest place to snag a perfect present for even your most discerning friends and family. And, if she’s not a total sneaker head yet, …

Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy

Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy / Boing Boing Today sees the publication of Bonnie Burton’s (previously) long-awaited new book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy. report this ad It’s an absolutely delightful read: the projects are nicely staged, moving from the very simple to the very ambitious, and always seasoned with clever …

Delft plates with images of nuclear power stations

The Atomteller plates update the Dutch tradition of plates that feature windmills with more up-to-date power-generation — nukes: “Monuments of error – hope of yesterday – folklore of tomorrow.” €39 each, 20cm in diameter. (via Crazy Abalone) report this ad Good Hello, Consumers of Media About Media: Courtesy of our friends at Boing Boing, this is Negativland speaking to you. …

Kickstarting BIG SCHOOL, "a gigantic 6-foot-wide maniacal architectural drawing of a humorous school"

Kickstarting BIG SCHOOL, “a gigantic 6-foot-wide maniacal architectural drawing of a humorous school” / Boing Boing Scott Teplin, (previously) is kickstarting another giant, insanely detailed poster/coloring book, Big School, “a gigantic 6-foot-wide maniacal architectural drawing of a humorous school that I began in December 2015. With your support, I will finish the drawing and make super high-quality, beautifully saturated 24” x 36” prints and …

Leatherman MUT: great-looking successor to the Skeletool

There was a time when I had a lot of multitools: it started innocently, with a classic Leatherman “pocket survival tool,” which I carried everywhere, and because when you have a multitool, everything looks like a screw, bottlecap, thing-in-need-of-sawing/scissoring, or filing, I used it all the time. This led to me doing Wired‘s first roundup of the field, which coincided with a Cambrian …

Women's Wonder Woman rain coat

Sometimes, the color schemes, the cuts and the fabric all line up — this is one of those times. $100 from Thinkgeek, nylon shell, S-XXL. report this ad Jack Womack is an accomplished science fiction writer and part of the first wave of cyberpunks; he’s also one of the world’s foremost collectors of flying saucer ephemera: the zines, cheap paperbacks, and esoteric material …

Flying Saucers are Real! Anthology of the lost saucer-craze

Jack Womack is an accomplished science fiction writer and part of the first wave of cyberpunks; he’s also one of the world’s foremost collectors of flying saucer ephemera: the zines, cheap paperbacks, and esoteric material associated with the saucer-craze, a virtually forgotten, decades-long global mania that features livestock mutilations, abductions, messages of intergalactic brotherhood, claims of both divine and satanic origins, and psychic phenomena.  …

Jo Walton's "Informal History of the Hugos" coming July 2017

Tor will collect Jo Walton’s excellent series of essays on the winners and nominees of the past Hugos in a book called An Informal History of the Hugos coming in July 2017. The Hugo Awards have been the locus of controversy thanks to a multi-year assault by alt-right/white supremacist groups who argued that the small number of nominees whose work featured diverse …

R2-D2 French press pot

Thinkgeek’s $40 R2D2 French press coffee-pot starts shipping in early November, in time for Xmas delivery. Holds 32oz, BPA-free, and the carafe is dishwasher safe. Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press report this ad The Grid Kit makes a range of DIY toys that you punch out of precut cardboard sheets, glue-gun and assemble; the finished toys have working …

AT-AT cardigan

70% cotton/30% nylon, sized S-XXL, $40 from Thinkgeek. report this ad Eric Hashbargar’s weird, laser-engraved dice are a tour-de-force: a pair of D6s for figuring out where to go for dinner in NYC; another D6 to figure out which die you should roll; an all-20s critical hit D20; Sicherman D6s that have different faces to a normal D6 pair, but the same probability distribution; punctuation …