Looking to have the most amazing costume at the party? Here you go — the Daft Punk Thomas Bangalter Helmet.
This amazing replica helmet is made from urethane plastic and beautifully chromed. The visor is made from Lexan and covered with tinting film.
The gloves supplied do a great job, and they are also chromed.
The kit also comes with a black balaclava in order to cover the neck, and an LED message scroller, fully programable via USB (PC only, no mac sorry). It holds on with velcro should you want to wear it without the LEDs.
This particular helmet fits medium sized heads and makes a huge impression on anyone who comes across it!
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New York-based designer and illustrator Katie Shelly has created an ingenious new cookbook that translates recipes into easy-to-follow infographics.
From a simple recipe for Ginger Tea to a labor-intensive Rice Pudding, Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat “distills 50 homey recipes into their most basic components and renders them step by step in enchanting line drawings like nothing ever seen in a cookbook”.
Picture Cook is set to be released in October 2013, but you can preorder it right now on Amazon.
via Fast Co Design
Second City alum. Founder of Upright Citizens Brigade. SNL and Parks and Rec slayer. Founder of Smart Girls at the Party, an online network to encourage and educate young women about being smart by being themselves. It’s safe to say Amy Poehler has got a thing or two figured out. To inspire the rest of us, here’s a collection of some her wonderful wit and wisdom…
It’s nice to be short, because people expect less from you. [Smart Girls interview with Irma Kalish, 2013]
What worries me the most is this trend that caring about something isn’t cool. That it’s better to comment on something than to commit to it. That it’s so much cooler to be unmotivated and indifferent. Our culture can get so snarky and ironic sometimes and we kind of wanted Smart Girls to celebrate the opposite of that. [HuffPo, 2008]
My least favorite part is when women ask me how I do it… In my case, I’m a lot luckier than some people who have to work two jobs and, you know, I sometimes get to bring my kid to work and all that stuff. But this woman was like, “Oh, my God, your hours! You just work so hard! How do you do it?” And I realized that, “How do you do it?” really means “How could you do it?” …There’s an unwritten rule that women who stay at home are supposed to pretend it’s boring, and women who work are supposed to pretend they feel guilty, and that’s how it works. [BUST, 2010]
Laverne and Shirley was physical and broad, and I loved those characters. Law & Order’s Lieutenant Anita van Buren is a great example of a tough lady among men. Omar Little from The Wire—one of the best bad good guys, or good bad guys, on TV. Animal from The Muppets, who taught me when in doubt, go crazy [laughs]. And Cliff, from Cheers. [NY Mag, 2011]
As an actor, you can certainly, at any moment and at any time, discover 400 people who think you’re stupid, fat and ugly. But focus groups — they can be poisonous as well as informative, I guess. (HuffPo, May 2012)
Read more here at SplitSider
Forms in Nature by artists Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz
If you’ve ever wanted to don a headdress, ditch your shirt, wear glitter and weld fantastical sculptures for an art-themed adult amusement park, you’ll enjoy this.
The Arrested Development excitement continues with more branding brilliance, featuring Tobias Funke.
Insert Me Anywhere. Tobias Funke in…
The Hunger Games
Interior. Leather Bar.
The Bling Ring
In the face of existential hangups, compounded by the stresses of performing and the concomitant press rounds, contractual appearances, and annoying fans, it would be difficult for any pop star not to become intolerant of just about everything. The slightest infraction can cause a major freakout. I, for one, would not like to be the handler who forgot to order Britney Spears’s McDonald’s cheeseburgers sans the buns, or who misunderstood Billy Idol when he said he likes his chewy, soft-baked chocolate cookies with an entire tub of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.
Demands like these are part of a performer’s rider, a formal agreement with the venue and celebrity that quantifies the terms of performance (accommodation of musical equipment, stage props, etc.), as well as the measures of hospitality to be taken towards the latter. What Beyoncé wants, Beyoncé gets, or she’s not going on stage. Intrigued by this contractual dynamic, photographer Henry Hargreaves set out to find how food figures into these demands.
Hargreaves obtained riders from some of the world’s top pop musicians and based his project around the foodstuffs specified by each of the performers. Working with stylist Caitlin Levin, Hargreaves assembled still lifes using the items found in the riders: “fresh” Wonder Bread and Dom Perignon for Axl Rose, a small plate of (“non-sweaty”) cheese, chilled on ice, for Lady Gaga. It isn’t the first time the photographer has taken food as a subject—Hargreaves previously reconstructed the final meals of serial killers. On the difference or affinities between the cravings of condemned killers and pop stars, Hargreaves doesn’t comment. But he does find food an effective medium for understanding a little about each. “I love the way people’s tastes in food say something that we often can’t articulate ourselves,” he tells Co. Design.
Read more and see full photo gallery here at Fast Co Design
Hopefully you’ve come across Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s rendition of Space Oddity many, many times in the last day. If not, please take a few minutes to take in this stunning tribute to his last day at the International Space Station. As the Canadian Space Agency celebrated, “144 days on the #ISS, 146 days in space, 2,336 orbits around the planet and clocked almost 62 million miles. What a ride!”
More amazing content from his five months up there can also be found here.