There’s a new religion in the world, and it holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols. A group of self-confessed radical pirates in Sweden are attempting to found a new religion, that supports the free flow of information and files. Missionary Kopimistsamfundet – The Missionary Church of Kopimism has been founded by 19-year-old philosophy student Isaac Gerson, with the basic principle that copying and sharing of information is the most beautiful thing in the world. Of course, the “religion” has other tenets as well and they’re all based in some sort on file sharing. We guess ThePirateBay would be something of a patron saint or prophet for the new religion that awaits official recognition from authorities.
If there’s a Cadillac that makes ghosts pee their pants, it is the Ecto-1. But even ghosts are going to love this one. It’s packed and ready to roll, and the tiny action figures also have their own tiny ghost traps. Love the detail here.
Artist Inge Jacobsen created these hand-stitched covers for Vogue magazine. I’ll call these meticulously stitched covers a rare case of where a duplicate is worth more than the original.
A reboot/prequel to The Planet of the Apes is in the works, and of course, it is all full of apes trying to take over the planet. Official plot synopsis of the movie calls it a “reality-based cautionary tale” warning humans of experiments with genetic engineering that could lead to development of intelligence in apes and an onset of a war of supremacy between the species. The movie is set for release on August 5. Hit the jump for more images of monkeys battling humans, and the official movie trailer.
A Star Wars fan is canvassing to build a “real” life-size AT-AT. Michael Koehler wants to build a full scale replica of the empire’s All Terrain Armored Transport; yes, he isn’t canvassing for a statue, but a fully functional AT-AT. Koehler believes the collective movement to build the AT-AT will show the world “”our brain power, our manufacturing prowess, our organizational skills and our geek-fueled eye for detail.” Also, it will show the rebels their place. Fund raising for the project is expected to start soon via Kickstarter. Well, if it got Detroit its robocop, it could get USA its AT-AT as well.
With a wee bit of mechanical ingenuity, Kuru Toga pencil makes use of gears inside the body to keep its tip sharp. The pencil lead rotates as you write, leading to an ever-sharp tip. Costs $6.50.
UNICEF put up a “dirty water” selling vending machine in NYC, aiming to raise awareness about the millions grappling with the shortage/ unavailability of clean drinking water. The water is available in various “flavors” like malaria, cholera and typhoid. Obviously no one wants a sip of that water, but the campaign has managed to raise $1 million to support UNICEF water programs in developing countries.
Insects seem to be an odd choice for dresses, but this is no ordinary dress. The dress was worn by legendary theater actress Ellen Terry for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth. The passage of time saw the dress deteriorate, including loss in strength of the fabric and missing jewel beetle wings that had fallen over the years. It took nearly 1300 hours, and a whole lot of insect wings to restore the dress and give it back its greenish beetle glow.
Why would you ever carry a jacket, tent and sleeping bag separately when you could get hold of all that in one simple package. The waterproof but breathable fabric has numerous chambers that you can unfold and use as you find fit, taking it from a jacket to a full blown tent. It must be a bitch to deal with though. Costs $250.
There isn’t much to these log salt and pepper shakers except the charming rough looks of wood. Made from acacia wood, they sell for $17.