Oct 29, 2009

Gears of Bore: The World’s First Belt-Driven Watch

Gears of Bore: The World's First Belt-Driven Watch

Love it or hate it, Tag Heuer’s Monaco V4, listed at $100,000 Swiss Francs ($97.5K usd), bucks all conventional wisdom; replacing the traditional time-honoured gears approach first pioneered in the 18th century for belt-driven technology most common in car engines. The Sifter explores this disruptive watch design: HISTORY – The original Tag Heuer Monaco featured…

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Oct 27, 2009

The Musings of Mike Tyson – Motivational Quotes

The Musings of Mike Tyson - Motivational Quotes

The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world has a lot to say. Certainly one of the most quotable athletes in recent memory, the Sifter reflects on the musings of Mike Tyson. Below you will find a small collection of motivational quotes to inspire, compel and educate. Follow Tyson’s guiding principles and you too…

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Oct 26, 2009

This is Art…with Packaging Tape! Meet Mark Jenkins

This is Art...with Packaging Tape! Meet Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins makes art from tape. Packaging tape to be exact. From babies to giraffes and back again, Mr. Jenkins places his work in odd spaces; causing confusion, anger and laughter. The Sifter explores his work, influences and thoughts on street art. VITALS Born: 1970 in Fairfax, Virginia Education: Degree in Geology from Virginia Tech…

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Oct 23, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – October 23, 2009 | Volume 28

The Friday Shirk Report - October 23, 2009 | Volume 28

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES – How new tricks get invented – The Tyler Durden effect – Creative bathroom graffiti – This is everyday. Not a Halloween costume – Ever wondered just how big…

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Oct 22, 2009

Can Your Boat Dive 100 Feet Under Water?

Can Your Boat Dive 100 Feet Under Water?

When you see a boat do you ever think; that’s it? Can’t you do anything else? In some circles (let’s call them anti-boat-ites) the comparison is often made to the snorkeler. Relegated to the surface, they are 2-dimensional players in a 3-D game. Enter the Scubacraft. A relatively affordable ‘recreational submersible’ capable of taking your…

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Oct 20, 2009

The Kanye West and Spike Jonze Video – We Were Once a Fairytale

The Kanye West and Spike Jonze Video - We Were Once a Fairytale

Below you will find the11-minute short film We Were Once a Fairytale in its entirety. What is it exactly? Tough to say, but it is definitely different. Here’s what the Sifter knows: – Originally debuted at the Los Angeles Film Fest back in June (LAFF) – Collaboration between Kanye West and Spike Jonze (Where the…

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Oct 19, 2009

The Yarra House: Interior Design Inspiration

The Yarra House: Interior Design Inspiration

All Photographs by Peter Bennetts The Yarra House in Melbourne, Australia provides a beautiful source for interior design inspiration. Often used interchangeably (and mistakenly) with interior decorating, interior design draws on several other disciplines in addition to interior decorating such as: environmental psychology, architecture and product design. Designed by Leeton Pointon architects, Susi Leeton architects…

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Oct 16, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – October 16, 2009 | Volume 27

The Friday Shirk Report - October 16, 2009 | Volume 27

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES – Don’t make me point to the sign – The strangest hairstyle I have seen this week month – Vintage Mini-Lighter cuff links. Sick. – Want to exceed your…

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Oct 15, 2009

The Bladeless Fan

The Bladeless Fan

From the makers of the $400+ vacuum with the big ball, comes the $300+ bladeless fan! Inventor James Dyson unveiled his latest product earlier this week. While the design aesthetic has garnered universal praise, the main focus has been on the audacious price given the times. Will people pay $300 for a 10″ oscillating fan?…

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Oct 13, 2009

The Largest Animal Ever

The Largest Animal Ever

The largest animal ever still exists today. Balaenoptera musculus more affectionately known as the Blue Whale dwarfs any living creature past or present (dinosaurs included). Below you will find a collection of facts about this magnificent mammal. We will also attempt to put its mind-boggling size and weight into perspective. SIZE MATTERS …

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