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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. …

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 …

Giger's Alien coin-bank

Eli Livingston’s $23 viynl Big Chap bank is a beaut (I bought one last week when I saw it in person in a store): the whole sculpt is awesome, but the tinted/clear-plastic brain-casing is just the best. report this ad Holy federalism, I love every single thing about this. And Peggy! (via Kottke) READ THE REST Princeton University psych prof Susan Fiske …

Heavy steel cutlery with bottle-opener handles

Brew Cutlery raised over $20K on Kickstarter to make these handsome, heavy (150g) utensils with integrated bottle-openers in their handles; the backers who got the early sets are effusive in their praise of the look, materials (18/8 stainless steel) and craftsmanship (each piece is hand-finished). Not cheap, though: $50/set. These are clearly designed as gift-items, and come in clever and thoughtful packaging. I’m …

Rosie the Riveter, Ghostbusters edition

One year ago, Hugohugo gifted us the fine Immortan Joe/Uncle Sam mashup; this year, it’s Rosie the Riveter meets Dr. Jillian Holtzmann (my all-time science hero!), also available as an art print or tee. (via Wil Wheaton) report this ad Today, the EFF and a coalition of organizations and individuals asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to explore fair labeling rules that …

A horn-shaped Viking mug for your coffee

Goat Story’s 16 oz horn mug is designed to bring a little Viking to your morning cup, with a spillproof lid and a cross-body carry-strap that converts to a stand to allow you to balance your horn of plenty on your desk between swigs. It began life as a successful Kickstarter project, and also comes in white/brown strap.  …