Milan-based chef and artist Yujia Hu makes sushi in the form of miniature athletic footwear.   Check out more of his amazing edible art here. (h/t to boooom)


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Digging this.


Ming Dynasty meets Budweiser?

Chinese artist Lei Xue, plays with time with these ceramic, hand-sculpted beer cans done up like Ming Dynasty vases.  You can see more of Xue’s work here, at the Martina Detterer Gallery.

Old School. New Look.

Might have to get one of these for the Machinery offices.   Check out more at Alva Skates.

Machinery turns 10. Opens time capsule buried since 2007.


To celebrate their 10th year in business, Machinery partners Ken Cills and Kristian Summerer retrieved a time capsule they buried when they first opened their doors in Philadelphia, back in 2007.

Among the contents was the CD Illunination by Norway death metal band Tristania, which Ken swore was going to be “bigger than the Beatles. I swear it.”

Also buried: a slice of tomato pie from their first client, Tony Roni’s Pizzaria.   Designer Corey Danks declared that, “though the crust was a bit stale, it was surprisingly good.”

Most notably included was the spare key to the men’s room, which the partners have been accusing each other of misplacing for a decade.   Harsh words were exchanged at the time.

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A thing of beauty.


There is just something so aesthetically pleasing about this 1979 Toyota FJ40.   See some more beauty pics here.