Braille Playboy

Although its funding was cut off for a time in 1985, issues of Playboy printed in braille have been published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped since 1970. No, it doesn't include the pictures (reinforcing the old joke about reading the magazine for the articles), but it still might be the world's only government-sponsored conceptual art project. via MIT Advertising …

Flocks

Sweaters made by Flocks, the brainchild of Dutch fashion designer Christien Meindertma are exciting to me for a multitude of reasons. Here are two. First, my father is Dutch and I’m always excited to meet people with obtuse Dutch names doing obtuse things with their lives. Second, in my undergraduate years, I studied agricultural journalism and worked for the World Dairy Expo. In the end, …

Holden EFIJY Concept Car

The Holden EFIJY concept car was unveiled at the Australian Auto Show yesterday. Based on the spirit and style of the 1953 FJ Holden, it has been reimagined with the latest technology and design and delivers "retro, mumbo and gizmos." The car is built on a Chevrolet Corvette underbody and features a V8 Supercar engine. The pillarless, fiberglass body sports a retro-Hollywood glamour long on …