Churn and Burn

A kickball ice cream maker, drug-detecting nail polish, Miranda July's "Somebody" app and more in our look at the web this week

Hammacher Schlemmer may have just created every kid—and adult’s—dream toy: the Kickball Ice Cream Maker. An inner chamber holds the necessary ice cream ingredients while another compartment houses rock salt and ice. Once you’ve got the essentials packed inside, it’s go time. The rubber outer keeps the inside safe from breakage so you can kick, throw and play to your heart’s content. After about 20 …

Help Is On The Nails

A kickball ice cream maker, drug-detecting nail polish, Miranda July's "Somebody" app and more in our look at the web this week

There’s been a recent surge in new sexual assault prevention apps that focus on keeping users safe and their friends informed. Engineering students at North Carolina State University took it one step further, wanting to integrate technology into products that women often use, by developing a range of nail polish that detects date rape drugs. Dip a manicured finger into a drink, and a color …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A kickball ice cream maker, drug-detecting nail polish, Miranda July's "Somebody" app and more in our look at the web this week

1. Buick’s Dapper Derelict When car restorer Jonathan Ward found a ’48 Buick in a Pennsylvania barn, it hadn’t been on the road since ’73. Instead of bringing the classic beauty back to its original condition on the exterior, the ICON founder chose to purposely keep all of its patina—rust and all—perfectly intact. A prime example of derelict design, the Buick now has power windows, …