Things to do for March 25, 2011
Pirates, Elvis and Your Memoir
The weekend is breaking out its short-sleeve tuxedo.
The World’s First Toothpaste Tablet
Ladies and gentlemen, the first tubeless toothpaste. (Okay, we don’t know why either.) A British firm has distilled your dental routine down to a breath-mint-sized pill that transforms into powdery toothpaste in your mouth. And most importantly, you don’t have to squeeze it from the bottom.
Furniture Made from Shipwrecks
Above all, you need your furniture to be seaworthy. Luckily there’s a designer hammering together coffee tables out of planks from a fishing boat salvaged from South Africa’s Port Elizabeth Harbour. It may or may not include directions to pirate gold.
Elvis, in Rubik’s Cubes
You’ve long held that it isn’t art unless it’s made from a beloved childhood toy. So Cube Works has put together a batch of paintings made from meticulously arranged Rubik’s Cubes, depicting icons from Elvis to George Jetson. Apparently, it was easier than solving them.
Your Memoir, Automated
You rescued a puppy. You negotiated peace in Egypt. You baked a succulent buckle. And that was just this week. But you haven’t written it all down. So Journamatic will compile your check-ins, tweets and Netflix rentals (among others) to capture your day-to-day existence. Most importantly, you retain movie rights.
Cab Instructions, in Napkin Form
It’s a classic dilemma: you have to help your besotted friend home from his birthday party... but can’t miss the after-party. (You’re DJing.) Slip the driver this napkin, which informs them where to go and where to find your friend’s money. It cannot, however, pay you back for his cab fare.