Zelle started their fuse necklace series with a single fuse pendant on a black cord, and it was popular among men. For women, here’s a necklace and earring set made of fuses. It would make a great gift for any geeky / DIY girl!
All of these come with a Certificate of Authenticity, too–it’s based on the one that came with Windows 95.
We’ve added a bunch of boots to the site, and these GI Jungle Boots with a Ripple Sole would make a great summer boot since the upper is made of breathable fabric (normal combat boots are all-leather).
We’ve also added some neat gear bags that have multiple possibilities for usefulness, especially if you’re an electronic musician or DJ. These larger gear / duffle bags–Tactical Gear Bags–with both handles and backpack straps give the bags versatility and are available in two different sizes, the smaller version of which meets US airline carryon requirements.
Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry died at the age of 85 this week. Fractals are a visual representation of an equation that is self-similar and based on recursion, and just so happen to mimic an incredible array of natural processes and formations, from mountain ranges to coral reefs, and interestingly, as the above video explains, explains not only the way branches of a tree are differentiated but how trees in a forest differentiate themselves. Pretty hot.
Mandelbrot Set featuring the song “Mandelbrot Set” by Jonathan Coulton
Here is a zoomed Mandelbrot fractal set to a song aptly entitled “Mandelbrot Set.”
Mr. Mandelbrot also did a lovely TED talk, which you can watch above.
RIP Benoit, and thank you for adding to our collective understanding.
My original dance pad broke, so I decided to cut it up to see what was inside. The top layer was actually pretty, so I thought it would make a cool purse. Literally. Hah!
Check out the photos documenting how I made it.
Play with it here:
Here’s a cute and fun little virtual Monome with pretty sounds: ToneMatrix.
Here is a straightforward tutorial by Gustavo Bravetti on how to create the main bassline sound in Booka Shade & M.A.N.D.Y’s “Body Language.”