Archive for the ‘things I need’ Category

New Thing for Bike

Posted: 21st February 2013 by affehaus in riding, things I need

The Ultimate Accessory for ‘Bicycle Chicken’! Taylor Simpson has crafted MONIKER from authentic deer antlers and recycled metal.  I love product that fulfills both form and function.  Cars and pedestrians (those not buried in cell phones) would be a little less inclined to crowd a cyclist that can cause some serious goring. I would SO […]

1 Vodka infused with naga chilies. From the product page: Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt Nose: Good crivvens, this stuff smells like pure evil, like the very blood of Satan himself. Such a pungent nose of chilli, it makes your eyes water just sniffing it. Palate: Oh, actually, this stuff’s not […]

T-shirt Harvest

Posted: 31st January 2012 by affehaus in design, geek stuff, things I need

by Spiritgreen, at Tee Fury by Verso, at Threadless

Speakeasy Preparedness Kit

Posted: 31st January 2012 by affehaus in design, food stuffs, humor, things I need

by design student Nick Dunlap. My line of work has never called for a briefcase… until now. Though, while the label is pretty slick, I think calling attention to the contents might be asking for trouble. And I’m not so much a wine enthusiast. But when the the tequila model comes out, I’m stocking up. […]

Scratch-Built Carbon Fiber Violin

Posted: 7th December 2011 by affehaus in design, music, tech, things I need

From the How-to post at Boing Boing As to the ‘how-to’– quite frankly, I don’t really care. I just like the idea. And, I suppose it would be kind of cool to have one, just for appearance sake… but not cool enough for me to go to the effort of crafting it. So somebody buy/make […]

T-shirt Harvest

Posted: 30th November 2011 by affehaus in cultural, design, things I need

Finally I have a mnemonic to pronounce the kid’s name properly. Hanhan, by glenoneill at The Yetee …but now that I think about it, shouldn’t it be one of those ‘nasty’-smelling Hoth bipeds instead of a roguish smuggler? Or, better yet, a nasty-smelling Hothian biped smuggler? Hantan! and, my favorite this week, this month, and […]

A Spiral Staircase

Posted: 28th November 2011 by affehaus in design, things I need

of sorts. Or, a roll-stair coaster, perhaps? “The walkable, large outdoor sculpture Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain is currently in construction on the Heinrich Hildebrand Höhe in Duisburg Wanheim (D). It overtops the plateau with the artificially heaped-up mountain by 21m | 23yd so the visitor can rise by more than 45m | 49yd […]

“Similar to Bumper Cars…”

Posted: 15th November 2011 by affehaus in games, geek stuff, things I need

… in very much the same way that ‘tag’ is similar to the UFC. Hammacher Schlemmer, that repository for all things shiny and impractical, is now selling class-action lawsuits in the form of motorized fighters that– and here’s the fun bit– the combatants sit in while operating. The Bionic Bopper Car “These are the motorized […]

Psychological Torture for Fun & Profit!

Posted: 1st November 2011 by affehaus in book, cultural, things I need

The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions is a bit of a misleading title; the subject matter of this historical (hysterical?) reference concerns itself with the pranks that fraternal lodges would perpetrate upon prospective members (but the implements and paraphernalia used are, to be sure, peculiar). “At the beginning of the twentieth century, 40 percent of […]

Here– Stick Your Foot In This…

Posted: 13th October 2011 by affehaus in cultural, geek stuff, things I need

I don’t wear slippers.  In fact, if I can help it, I don’t wear anything on my feet at all… But if I had slippers like these, and a fine chapeau such as the one pictured, I would be hard pressed not to sport them where ever I went. In fact, were it not mere […]