A company has started producing customised pendants featuring topographic locations from Google Maps. Enter a location or postal code into the Fluid Forms website and choose the area you want to make into a pendant. For EUR 330.00, they will convert it into a 25x25x5mm silver pendant.
For those that prefer not to fly with riff raff and use a private jet, there isn't an issue of losing your luggage or having it damaged by disgruntled baggage handlers.
Bottega Veneta has produced a ultra posh luggage set that will set you back $157,000 if you buy all six pieces.
The six luxe pieces include a large hard-sided suitcase, $47,500; a medium suitcase, $42,000; a small suitcase, $38,000; a briefcase, $23,500; a Torta duffle, $30,000; and a beauty case, $23,500. All feature burnished metal hardware with reinforced corners and locking mechanisms. The entire set comes to $157,000. [via]
A 2 part documentary from VBS.TV about a company in Columbia that manufactures fashionable bullet-proof clothing including bullet-proof shirts and ties. At the end of part 2, the presenter agrees to test out one of the overcoats.
Meet Guinness Rishi*, the man who can drink a 490g bottle of ketchup in 39 seconds!
And 67-year-old Guinness, from Delhi, India, doesn't confine his talents to the world of tomato sauce.
He claims to hold 19 world titles and even changed his name - from Har Parkash to Guinness Rishi - in a bid to win over official record-keepers.
But so far none of his bizarre stunts have been recognised in the Guinness Book of Records. Link (w/ more photos)
* Guinness Rishi changed his name from Har Parkash in a bid to win over official record-keepers
If you haven't already bought any t-shirts from the Threadless sale (I've bought 11 so far!), you're in luck because it has been extended to the 19th December. They've also made it easy for you to quickly see what designs are available in your size.
18 new t-shirts have been added to the Threadless sale which ends on Sunday. They have added some great designs including the one above. Damn you Threadless! I've already bought 6, I can't buy anymore.
It's sale time at Threadless again. They have a ton of t-shirts, including new designs, for $10. I've bought way too many t-shirts from them but there's always room for a few more.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid post, I'm only posting this as I'm a fan of Threadless t-shirts. Plus, if people buy t-shirts using the link above I earn points which gives me a discount :o)
On April 4, 2008 Miss Landmine Angola 2008 will be crowned. The event is set to coincide with UN International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and consists of 10 participants who have been injured by landmines.
The aim of the event is to encourage the Angolan government to create a landmine survivors network to help other people affected.
Depending on the level of commitment from local authorities, each participant may be assigned as a Miss Landmine representative in her own province, with responsibilities of coordinating and providing information and assistance to other women in the same situation and monitoring ways of empowerment, such as education and specialized health care.