I squealed like a little girl huffing helium when I saw these lovely soviet-era arcade machines.

The colors, the lines, the iron curtain bitmapped simplicity. Heaven.

If you run a translator, or get click happy, you can even play flash-based emulations of the original games.

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Ah, bookbinders, destroying beautiful things to make more beautiful things.

I can’t decide if this is a good idea or not—half of me wants an Englebert Humperdink graph-paper journal and the other half cries sacrilege.

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Oh, Stapler of the Week, where do you find all your pretty toys?

You have to respect someone with such a singular focus. There are so many beautiful things in this world, it’s hard to devote yourself to just one.

I’ve always wondered how to keep taxidermy looking fresh. Do you have to rub oils and creams on it to keep the flesh from cracking? The thought just gives me the heebie-jebbies.

As much as I love and covet this stuff, I never really want to lay a hand on it. There’s something at the back of my mind that expects that the second I touch a stuffed squirrel it’s going to start wriggling.


Crappy Taxidermy is a tumblr site dedicated to odd or shoddy animal preservation.

Just lovely.


Please give Fishs Eddy your money, they so totally deserve it.

For 25 years, Fishs Eddy has sold vintage dishware from diners, roadhouses, airlines, and their own unique new designs. About two years ago, their upper west side location closed and, as far as I can tell, they only have one location left (B’way + 19th).

I make a habit of trawling their website every few months, but seeing so many items on sale today makes me a little antsy.

Get your wallets at the ready and head on over.